Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Inside Chinese prisons: The hellish scene behind hunger-striking activist Guo Feixiong’s protest
Human Rights in China, August 15, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/08/15/inside-chinese-prisons-hellish-scene-behind-hunger-striking-activist-guo-feixiongs-protest/

Chinese court upholds ruling against historian who questioned tale of wartime heroes
质疑“狼牙山五壮士,”历史学者终审败诉
The New York Times, August 16, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/16/world/asia/china-hong-zhenkuai-langya.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160816/china-hong-zhenkuai-langya/

Access to Information (信息公开)

Mail Online teams up with Chinese newspaper the People's Daily
观察:《人民日报》和《每日邮报》内容共享?中国鲜有问津
The Guardian, August 12, 2016
EN: https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/aug/12/mail-online-teams-up-chinese-newspaper-peoples-daily
CH: http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2016/08/160816_china_peoples-daily_uk_daily-mail

“Leftist takeover” at Chinese liberal leading light Yanhuang Chunqiu
South China Morning Post, August 16, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2004292/leftist-takeover-chinese-liberal-leading-light-yanhuang

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Groups call for human rights pressure on China ahead of Hangzhou G20
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-g20-08152016142426.html

What could China’s “social credit system” mean for its citizens?
Foreign Policy, August 15, 2016
http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/08/15/what-could-chinas-social-credit-system-mean-for-its-citizens/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s Internet users are increasingly jumping the Great Firewall—to launch epic trolling campaigns
Quartz, August 16, 2016
http://qz.com/757996/chinas-internet-users-are-increasingly-jumping-the-great-firewall-to-launch-epic-trolling-campaigns/

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

Chinese authorities question students in Xinjiang about religious habits
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/chinese-authorities-question-students-08152016161405.html

China's armed police hold anti-terror exercise in Xinjiang
Xinhua, August 15, 2016
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-08/15/c_135600732.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Teachers should guide discussion of HK independence in the correct direction, says CY Leung
Hong Kong Free Press, August 16, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/08/16/teachers-guide-discussion-hk-independence-correct-direction-says-cy-leung/

Related:
梁振英:「港獨」非言論自由而是「是非」問題 (CY Leung: Discussion on “Hong Kong independence” does not involve freedom of speech, it is matter of “right and wrong”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 16, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2016/08/160816_hong_kong_independence

【港獨爭拗】吳克儉上周晤八大校長談港獨 ([Hong Kong independence debate] Education Sec. Eddie Ng met the vice-chancellors of the eight universities last week over the issue of Hong Kong independence)
Ming Pao, August 16,2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160816/s00001/1471322727654

Related:
白色恐怖:教師討論港獨可被註銷教學資格 (White terror: Teachers might lose professional qualifications for talking about Hong Kong independence)
Radio France Internationale, August 15, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/中國/20160815-白色恐怖:教師討論港獨可被註銷教學資格

【短片】梁振英指基本法條文「輕重有別」 袁國強:不會說有輕重之分 ([Video] CY Leung says some articles in the Basic Law “are more important than the others,” Justice Sec.: No such differentiation)
Ming Pao, August 16, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160816/s00001/1471313504481

陈方安生指廉政公署已经腐化 (Former Chief Sec. Anson Chan says Hong Kong Independent Commission Against Corruption has become corrupted)
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-08152016120119.html

Hong Kong protest leader pledges to fight on after escaping jail sentence
Radio France Internationale, August 15, 2016
http://en.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20160815-hong-kong-protests-leaders-wont-go-jail

Related:
UK visa decision after conviction good indicator of how Hong Kong protesters are viewed abroad, Occupy activist claims
South China Morning Post, August 16, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2004511/uk-visa-decision-after-conviction-good-indicator-how-hong

Access to Justice (司法公正)

In international spotlight, China convicts human right lawyers and activists on “subversion” charges
Global Voices, August 12, 2016
https://globalvoices.org/2016/08/12/in-international-spotlight-china-convicts-human-right-lawyers-and-activists-on-subversion-charges/

Related:
Chinese activists' families face house arrest, travel bans: Lawyers
Radio Free Asia, August 12, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/chinese-activists-families-face-house-arrest-travel-bans-lawyers-08122016113741.html

Wife and relatives issue statement over torture of rights lawyer Xie Yang in Changsha
China Change, August 14, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/08/14/wife-and-relatives-issue-statement-over-torture-of-rights-lawyer-xie-yang-in-changsha/

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, August 11, 2016
http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-defenders-and-international-reactions-brief-chronology

Champion of human rights in China leaves a tarnished legacy
The New York Times, August 14, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/14/us/champion-of-human-rights-in-china-leaves-a-tarnished-legacy.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

A year after the Tianjin blast, public mourning and discussion about it are still censored in China
Quartz, August 12, 2016
http://qz.com/756872/a-year-after-the-tianjin-blast-public-mourning-and-discussion-about-it-are-still-censored-in-china/

Minitrue: Delete article on nuclear project suspension
China Digital Times, August 11, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/08/minitrue-delete-article-lianyungang-nuclear-suspension/

Why do China’s leaders holiday in secret?
中国领导人为何从不公开度假消息
South China Morning Post, August 13, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/opinion/article/2003023/why-do-chinas-leaders-holiday-secret
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/opinion/1568c7ed5a170c3/zhong-guo-ling-dao-ren-wei-he-cong-bu-gong-kai-du-jia-xiao-xi

“炎黄春秋”新版被指冒牌货 (New version of “Yanhuang Chunqiu” criticized as “counterfeit”)
Voice of America, August 15, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/news-outspoken-magazine-complained-beijing-forcefully-taken-over-abd-faked-by-authorities-20160815/3464829.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

民间人权报告: 7月363人受到维稳和打压 (Civil society human rights report: 363 people silenced or repressed in July)
Radio Free Asia, August 12, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-08122016100808.html

More openly gay Olympians than ever, but no Chinese among them
奥运会“出柜”选手创纪录,无一来自中国
The New York Times, August 13, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/13/world/asia/olympics-china-gay-athletes.html
CH: http://cn.nytstyle.com/culture/20160815/olympics-china-gay-athletes/

China cracks down on “toadies” celebrating former president Jiang
Financial Times, August 15, 2016
https://www.ft.com/content/273fce40-61dc-11e6-a08a-c7ac04ef00aa

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Tianjin chemical blast: Deadly disaster marked one year on
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 12, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37019025

Related:
Has China failed to learn the lessons of deadly Tianjin explosions?
South China Morning Post, August 12, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2002987/has-china-failed-learn-lessons-deadly-tianjin-explosions

One year after Tianjin, power plant explosion kills at least 21
China Labor Bulletin, August 12, 2016
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/one-year-after-tianjin-power-plant-explosion-kills-least-21

Chief of staff to Chinese president reveals details surrounding purge in secretariat
South China Morning Post, August 12, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2003042/chief-staff-chinese-president-reveals-details

Authorities in Chinese cities try to reassure public over nuclear fuel reprocessing plant
South China Morning Post, August 13, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/2003415/authorities-chinese-cities-try-reassure-public-over-nuclear-fuel

人权组织呼吁G20峰会关注中国人权 (Human rights organization urges leaders to pay attention to China’s human rights situation at G20 summit)
Voice of America, August 15, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/g20-china-rights-20160815/3464533.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

7 years of “China’s Twitter”
Tech in Asia, August 14, 2016
https://www.techinasia.com/7-years-of-weibo-china-social-media

Internet or splinternet?
Al Jazeera, August 12, 2016
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2016/08/internet-splinternet-160810110930364.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong student Joshua Wong avoids jail over pro-democracy protest
The Guardian, August 15, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/15/hong-kong-student-joshua-wong-avoids-jail-over-pro-democracy-protest

Surge in Hong Kong students applying to mainland universities contrasts sharply with anti-China sentiment
香港学生申请内地大学比例10年升10倍
South China Morning Post, August 14, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/2003819/number-hong-kong-students-applying-mainland-china
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk-macau-tw/1568d197dc9979d/xiang-gang-xue-sheng-shen-qing-nei-di-da-xue-bi-li-10-sheng-10-bei

Teachers warned they could lose qualifications for advocating independence in schools
Hong Kong Free Press, August 15, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/08/15/teachers-warned-lose-qualifications-advocating-independence-schools/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Mo Zhixu on the “great subversion case”
China Digital Times, August 12, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/08/mo-zhixu-great-subversion-case/

Tianjin firefighter: “The blast that killed my team”
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 12, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-37046940

Pushing politics: Why China is supercharging dissident trials
The Wall Street Journal, August 12, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/08/12/subversion-sells-why-china-is-playing-up-dissident-trials/

The Communist Party of China's recipe for success
The Diplomat, August 12, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/08/the-communist-party-of-chinas-recipe-for-success/

A writer’s quest to unearth the roots of Tibet’s unrest
The New York Times, August 15, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/15/world/asia/china-tibet-lhasa-jianglin-li.html

何清涟:一封写错收信人的联名信 (He Qinglian: A joint letter with a wrong addressee)
Voice of America, August 14, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/heqinglian-blog-20160813/3463232.html