Thursday, October 27, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

VOA连线(黄琦):六四天网创始人黄琦被带走维稳 罪名“莫须有” (VOA Connects—Huang Qi: Founder of 64 Tianwang Huang Qi taken away on groundless stability maintenance accusations)
Voice of America, Ocotber 26, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/VOAWeishi-20161026-VOAConnects-huang-qi/3566897.html

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Founder of rights defence website in China detained as key meeting convenes, house searched
Hong Kong Free Press, October 26, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/10/26/founder-of-rights-defence-website-in-china-detained-as-key-meeting-convenes-house-searched/

Three detained for spreading rumor about families getting millions for Shenzhen home demolitions
South China Morning Post, October 27, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2040524/three-people-put-detention-spreading-rumour-millions-given

Chinese police silence petitioners, candidates for local office
Voice of America, October 24, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/a/chinese-police-detain-petitioners-place-candidates-under-house-arrest/3564919.html

Jigme Gyatso is released from prison in Gansu
Radio Free Asia, October 26, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/released-10262016152626.html

Detained lawyers' families send open letter to China's Xi Jinping
Voice of America, October 26, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/a/families-of-detained-lawyers-send-open-letter-to-chinese-president-xi-jinpin/3566828.html

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

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国维权网站六四天网、非新闻获“无国界记者”组织新闻自由奖提名 (China’s rights defense websites 64 Tianwang and Nonnews nominated for 2016 NGO Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Prize)
Radio Free Asia, October 26, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/xl2-10262016103900.html

Related:
RSF unveils 22 nominees for 2016 Press Freedom Prize
Reporters Without Borders, October 24, 2016
https://rsf.org/en/news/rsf-unveils-22-nominees-2016-press-freedom-prize

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Improving governance In China
The Diplomat, October 24, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/10/improving-governance-in-china/

Three Xi’an officials detained after stuffing cotton into air quality monitor to alter data
Hong Kong Free Press, October 26, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/10/26/three-xian-officials-detained-after-stuffing-cotton-into-air-quality-monitor-to-alter-data/

China’s male-dominated, anti-graft politics by the numbers
Washington Post, October 27, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/chinas-male-dominated-anti-graft-politics-by-the-numbers/2016/10/27/16191c9a-9c09-11e6-b552-b1f85e484086_story.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Leaked Xinjiang police report describes circumvention tools as “terrorist software”
Global Voices, October 26, 2016
https://globalvoices.org/2016/10/26/leaked-xinjiang-police-report-describes-circumvention-tools-as-terrorist-software/

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong legislators defy ban as standoff continues
Al Jazeera, October 27, 2016
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/10/hong-kong-legislators-defy-ban-standoff-continues-161026071405169.html

【短片:胡國興選特首】胡:非接受人大831框架 應向中央誠實反映港人政改意向 (Woo Kwok-hing running for Chief Executive: “Not accepting 831 framework, should earnestly reflect Hong Kong people’s disposition towards political reform to the Chinese central government)
Ming Pao, October 27, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161027/s00001/1477556310395

Related:
新聞人物:香港退休法官胡國興——打響特首選戰槍聲第一人 (Retired judge Woo Kwok-hing: First to enter Chief Executive election race)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 27, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2016/10/161027_profile_hongkong_election_woo_kwok_hing

Ex-judge Woo Kwok-hing is against Beijing’s decision to bar open elections in HK, says democrat
Hong Kong Free Press, October 27, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/10/27/ex-judge-woo-kwok-hing-decision-bar-open-elections-hk-says-democrat/

Retired judge slams CY Leung’s performance as he formally announces bid for Hong Kong’s top job
South China Morning Post, October 27, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2040606/retired-judge-eyes-political-reform-formally-announcing-bid

Commentary (评论)

What do labor NGOs in China do?
China Policy Institute, October 17, 2016
https://cpianalysis.org/2016/10/17/what-do-labour-ngos-in-china-do/

从中国到英美:也谈民族主义和爱国主义 (From China to U.K. and U.S.: Nationalism and patriotism)
The Financial Times, October 27, 2016
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001069874?full=y

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Labor activist Meng Han goes to trial amidst intimidation and blatant procedural violations
China Labor Bulletin, October 24, 2016
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/labour-activist-meng-han-goes-trial-amidst-intimidation-and-blatant-procedural-violations

Access to Information (信息公开)

Shanghai private schools warned to focus more on official subjects, including ideology
South China Morning Post, October 26, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2040255/shanghai-education-authority-warns-private-schools

Related:
Shanghai seeks to enforce ban on overseas curricula at international schools
Caixin, October 26, 2016
https://perma.cc/VT2J-MVSL

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Rights groups slam China's record ahead of U.N. Council vote
Radio Free Asia, October 26, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/record-10262016114334.html

China officials stuff cotton gauze into air monitoring equipment to falsify results
The Telegraph, October 26, 2016
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/10/26/china-officials-stuff-cotton-gauze-into-air-monitoring-equipment/

Related:
China vows better environmental monitoring to improve health
Channel News Asia, October 26, 2016
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-vows-better-environmental-monitoring-to-improve-health/3236710.html

Jail terms, confessions and anti-graft TV ... how China ensures a trouble-free top Communist Party meeting
South China Morning Post, October 26, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2039914/jail-terms-confessions-and-anti-graft-tv-how-china

China says has political promise from West on graft fight
Reuters, October 25, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-idUSKCN12P0C8

Related:
媒体:中美加紧反腐合作 提快外逃官员引渡 (Media: China and U.S. step up anti- corruption cooperation to expedite extradition of officials)
Deutsche Welle, October 26, 2016
http://bit.ly/2eKGuos

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China tech groups to share data with state in online fraud battle
Financial Times, October 25, 2016
https://www.ft.com/content/4ebc5fb6-9a70-11e6-8f9b-70e3cabccfae

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

中美第三次副外长级反恐磋商在美举行 (Sino-American third Deputy Foreign Ministerial level consultation on counterterrorism held in U.S.)
Chinanews, October 26, 2016
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2016/10-26/8043440.shtml

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong legislature delays swearing-in of pro-independence lawmakers amid pressure
Reuters, October 25, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-politics-idUSKCN12P0YO

Related:
香港立法会宣誓争议:梁颂恒游蕙祯闯关要求宣誓未果 (LegCo Oaths Controversy: Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-Ching’s “crash” swear-in attempt unsuccessful)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 26, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2016/10/161026_hongkong_legislature_row

Pro-Beijing supporters mass outside Hong Kong parliament amid turmoil
The Guardian, October 26, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/26/pro-beijing-supporters-hong-kong-parliament-turmoil

HKFP reporter surrounded by pro-China protesters at LegCo rally; memory card stolen
Hong Kong Free Press, October 26, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/10/26/hkfp-reporter-surrounded-pro-china-protesters-legco-rally-memory-card-stolen/

The youngest woman ever to be elected to Hong Kong’s legislature is being targeted with sexual slurs
Quartz, October 25, 2016
http://qz.com/818244/the-youngest-woman-ever-to-be-elected-to-hong-kongs-legislature-yau-wai-ching-is-being-targeted-with-sexual-slurs/

Commentary (评论)

Evaluating China’s cyber power
The Diplomat, October 26, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/10/evaluating-chinas-cyber-power/

From Hong Kong to the US, campuses are where real change takes root, so let the dialogue begin
South China Morning Post, October 26, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2039888/hong-kong-us-campuses-are-where-real-change-takes-root-so

新华时评:国际学校不能淡化国情教育 (Xinhua Commentary: International schools cannot water down national education)
Xinhua, October 13, 2016
https://perma.cc/N8B6-2J36