Monday, September 12, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese police detain a second Tibetan monk at Thangkor Socktsang monastery
Radio Free Asia, September 9, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/second-09092016172606.html

Tibetan protest monk released early from five-year prison term
Radio Free Asia, September 9, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/released-09092016163542.html

China says has tightened judicial procedures to protect rights
Reuters, September 12, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights-criminalprocedure-idUSKCN11I0BZ

Related:
Full text: New Progress in the Judicial Protection of Human Rights in China
中国司法领域人权保障的新进展
The State Council Information Office, September 12, 2016
EN: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2016-09/12/c_135681609.htm
CH: http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2016-09/12/c_1119549617.htm

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

上海慈善捐赠总额五年超过120亿, 慈善捐赠的流程是什么 (Shanghai's charitable donations top RMB 12 billion over 5 years, what is the process for charitable giving?)
Cngold.com, September 6, 2016
https://perma.cc/5TKH-RQ6R

China's Wukan protests continue after village chief found guilty of graft
Voice of America, September 9, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/a/china-wukan-protests/3500363.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Top Tianjin official’s exit “may trigger Politburo power plays”
South China Morning Post, September 12, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2018440/top-tianjin-officials-exit-may-trigger-politburo-power

国办推动设立“全国残疾预防日”, 贫困严重精神障碍患者纳入救助 (State Council General Office establishes "National Disability Prevention Day," impoverished sufferers of serious mental disabilities now eligible for medical aid)
Legal Daily, September 7, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160907/Articel01005GN.htm

明星企业何以暗管排污十余年 (How a famous business was able to use illegal pipes to discharge pollution for over 10 years: 9 government agents cumulatively accepted RMB 2.75M in bribes)
Procuratorate Daily, September 7, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160907/20160907_004/20160907_004_2.htm

What if China’s leaders were as keen on reform as they are on fighting graft?
South China Morning Post, September 10, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2017670/what-if-chinas-leaders-were-keen-reform-they-are-fighting-graft

研究:中国逾半基建项目导致重大浪费 (Studies: Over half of China’s infrastructure projects generate enormous wastage)
Financial Times, September 12, 2016
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001069326

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

大数据新政出炉倒计时,10股即将爆发 (Big gains expected in 10 stocks as government policy on big data is imminent)
Cnstock.com, September 7, 2016
http://stock.cnstock.com/stock/smk_qlgg/201609/3894739.htm?page=1

Related:
China to unveil 13th Five-Year Plan on big data industry in 2016
Xinhua Finance, September 7, 2016
http://en.xfafinance.com/html/13th_Five-year_Plan/Development_Policy/2016/258047.shtml

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

Uighurs, wary of China’s response to Kyrgyzstan attack, trying to stop militancy
Voice of America, September 9, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/a/uighurs-wary-of-china-response-to-kyrgyzstan-attack-try-to-stop-militancy/3500032.html

AP EXPLAINS: How Uighur militants are affecting China
The Associated Press, September 9, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/ap-explains-how-uighur-militants-are-affecting-china/2016/09/09/d8abfbce-76fc-11e6-9781-49e591781754_story.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Apparently, being pro-China in Hong Kong is no guarantee against political threats from Beijing
Global Voices, September 10, 2016
https://globalvoices.org/2016/09/10/apparently-being-pro-china-in-hong-kong-is-no-guarantee-against-political-threats-from-beijing/

The three from Beijing who forced me to drop out of election were from a “secret department,” says Ken Chow
Hong Kong Free Press, September 8, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/09/08/three-beijing-forced-drop-election-secret-department-says-ken-chow/

New politics, new journalism in Hong Kong
The Listening Post, September 10, 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6im--nJmng

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

What is Hu Shigen thought and the “topple-the-wall” movement anyway?
China Change, September 11, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/09/11/what-is-hu-shigen-thought-and-the-topple-the-wall-movement-anyway/

Related:
Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, August 21, 2016
http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-defenders-and-international-reactions-brief-chronology

The kids are alright: Hong Kong’s latest elections are proof the Umbrella Movement did not fail
Hong Kong Free Press, September 11, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/09/11/the-kids-are-alright-hong-kongs-latest-elections-are-proof-the-umbrella-movement-did-not-fail/

Sieren's China: Umbrella voters win small in Hong Kong
Deutsche Welle, September 11, 2016
http://www.dw.com/en/sierens-china-umbrella-voters-win-small-in-hong-kong/a-19543153

The Missing Bookseller: Lam Wing-kee’s ordeal, in full and in his own words
Hong Kong Free Press, September 11, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/09/11/missing-bookseller-lam-wing-kees-ordeal-full-words/