Thursday, October 20, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Tibetan official jailed after complaining about corruption is released after serving full term
Radio Free Asia, October 18, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/released-10182016153616.html

北京警方推加强刑事执法办案10措施 (Beijing police introduce 10 measures to strengthen criminal law enforcement, case handling)
China News, October 19, 2016
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2016/10-19/8035937.shtml

Access to Information (信息公开)

Netflix’s new, brilliant strategy for China is to stay the hell out of the country
Quartz, October 18, 2016
http://qz.com/811941/netflixs-nflx-new-brilliant-strategy-for-china-is-to-stay-the-hell-out-of-the-country/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China's army veterans face backlash following mass Beijing protests
Radio Free Asia, October 18, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/veterans-protest-10182016134348.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China officials confess to corruption in new TV series
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 18, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37695109

坚决以“零容忍”的态度正风肃纪 (Uphold “zero tolerance” to strictly enforce discipline)
People’s Daily, October 19, 2016
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2016/1019/c1001-28789144.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Mark Zuckerberg’s long march to China
MIT Technology Review, October 18, 2016
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/602493/mark-zuckerbergs-long-march-to-china/

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

郭声琨会见约旦公安总局总局长阿提夫 (Guo Shengkun, Ministry of Public Security, meets with Gen. Atif Al-Saudi, head of General Security in Jordan)
Legal Daily, October 19, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20161019/Articel01007GN.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

LIVE: Hong Kong lawmakers gather for swearing-in session after gov’t bid to prevent re-taking of oaths
Hong Kong Free Press, October 19, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/10/19/live-lawmakers-gather-for-new-swearing-in-session-after-govt-bid-to-prevent-re-taking-of-oaths/

Related:
Hong Kong lawmakers walk out to block swearing-in of democracy activists
The Guardian, October 19, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/19/hong-kong-lawmakers-walk-out-democracy-activists-china

香港「青年新政」議員重申不會為誓詞道歉 (Hong Kong Youngspiration lawmakers reiterate that they will not apologize for the oath taking)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 19, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2016/10/161019_hongkong_legco_oaths

【港大「民主與民族:香港自決路上的兩難」論壇 】 朱凱廸:民族主義難令民主運動壯大 ([HKU discussion forum “Democracy vs nation: Hong Kong’s dilemma on the path of self-determination] Eddie Chu: Nationalism can hardly strengthen democratization movement)
InMedia HK, October 19, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1045275

【銅鑼灣書店事件】父親失蹤一年 桂民海女兒Angela撰文嘆中國封鎖資訊:誰會記得我父親和銅鑼灣書店27年? ([Causeway Bay Books] Gui Minhai disappeared for 1 year, daughter Angela’s essay laments China’s information blockade:“Who will ever remember what happened to my father and Causeway Bay Books for 27 years?”)
Ming Pao, October 18, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161019/s00001/1476841923150

Related:
Who will remember my father, Gui Minhai?
Washington Post, October 17, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opinions/wp/2016/10/17/who-will-remember-my-father-gui-minhai/?utm_term=.4d3d0332d6ca

【透明國際】批梁振英向《蘋果》發律師信「荒謬」 全球反貪組織主席:如果你沒有做錯事,為何要阻止別人談論? (Anti-corruption NGO Transparency International criticizes CY Leung’s legal threat to Apple Daily as “absurd”: Why stop people from talking about it if you didn’t do wrong?)
Ming Pao, October 19, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161019/s00001/1476877334011

Commentary (评论)

How the party’s absolute power undermines its efforts to strengthen China’s rule of law
South China Morning Post, October 18, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2036515/how-partys-absolute-power-undermines-its-efforts-strengthen

Taming the “big tigers” won't be easy for China's president
Deutsche Welle, October 18, 2016
http://www.dw.com/en/taming-the-big-tigers-wont-be-easy-for-chinas-president/a-36077977