Friday, August 19, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Prominent Chinese dissidents still face surveillance, house arrest
Radio Free Asia, August 18, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/prominent-chinese-dissidents-still-face-surveillance-house-arrest-08182016111052.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Former leader of the week: Toad
China Digital Times, August 18, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/08/former-leader-week-toad/

Beijing clamps down on news portals, ordering round the clock monitoring
South China Morning Post, August 19, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2005820/beijing-clamps-down-news-portals-ordering-round-clock

Related:
中国网信办再发文要求网站建立7天24小时值班制度 (Cyberspace Administration of China issues order to websites to set up 24/7 duty system to monitor information)
Radio Free Asia, August 18, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/yf3-08182016102909.html

China demands stricter rules for live streaming
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 19, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-37127904

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China's Zhejiang bans religious activities in hospitals as crackdown widens
Radio Free Asia, August 18, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/religious-08182016132355.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Lessons from China’s deadly floods yet to be learned, say angry, grieving villagers
South China Morning Post, August 19, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2005536/lessons-deadly-floods-yet-be-learned-say-angry

Rising star in China’s police force removed from top security commission
South China Morning Post, August 19, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2006051/rising-star-chinas-police-force-removed-top-security

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese firms take aim at international cloud computing
Voice of America, August 18, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/a/chinese-firms-take-aim-at-international-cloud-computing/3470176.html

Hong Kong (香港)

British consul general: Hong Kong’s “one country, two systems” has worked “incredibly well” since 1997 handover to China
South China Morning Post, August 18, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2005738/british-consul-general-hong-kongs-one-country-two-systems

Union: Teachers may “step on mines” due to unclear restrictions on HK independence talk
Hong Kong Free Press, August 17, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/08/17/union-teachers-may-step-mines-due-unclear-restrictions-hk-independence-talk/

Choice of Hong Kong for organ transplant meeting is defended
国际器官移植大会组织者为选址香港辩护
The New York Times, August 19, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/19/world/asia/china-hong-kong-organ-transplants.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160819/china-hong-kong-organ-transplants/

Hong Kong and China: The language barrier
The Diplomat, August 18, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/08/hong-kong-and-china-the-language-barrier/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Zhao Ziyang’s legacy
ChinaFile, August 18, 2016
http://www.chinafile.com/viewpoint/zhao-ziyangs-legacy