Friday, October 28, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China orders lawyers to support Communist Party
Wall Street Journal, October 26, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2016/10/26/china-orders-lawyers-to-support-communist-party/

Access to Information (信息公开)

China is struggling to keep control over its version of the past
The Economist, October 29, 2016
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21709321-battle-raging-realm-historiography-china-struggling-keep-control-over-its

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Xi Jinping becomes “core” leader of China
The Guardian, October 27, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/27/xi-jinping-becomes-core-leader-of-china

Related:
How Xi Jinping can use his new power as “core” of China’s Communist Party
South China Morning Post, October 28, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2040942/how-xi-jinping-can-use-his-new-power-core-chinas-communist-party

Word of the week: Core
China Digital Times, October 27, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/10/word-week-core/

在台藏人与民间团体声援西藏五明佛学院 (Tibetans and civil societies in Taiwan rally in support of Larung Gar in Tibet)
Radio Free Asia, October 27, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/hx-10272016103419.html

Related:
美国人权委员会议员敦促中国停止拆除色达佛学院 (U.S. Human Rights Commission urges China to end demolitions of Larung Gar in Tibet)
Radio Free Asia, October 27, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/xl2-10272016110334.html

联合国推动反核武 美英反对 中国弃权 (UN votes to launch talks on nuclear weapons ban, U.S., U.K. oppose and China abstains)
Deutsche Welle, October 28, 2016
http://www.dw.com/zh/联合国推动反核武-美英反对-中国弃权/a-36182111

Two senior Chinese officers expelled from Communist Party
Reuters, October 28, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-defence-idUSKCN12S0B3

And the award for “best corruption confession by a Chinese official” goes to…
Quartz, October 27, 2016
http://qz.com/820427/and-the-award-for-best-corruption-confession-by-a-chinese-official-goes-to/

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

China holds first anti-terrorism drills with Saudi Arabian special forces
South China Morning Post, October 27, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2040590/china-holds-first-anti-terrorism-drills-saudi-arabian

Hong Kong (香港)

【胡國興選特首】獲中央祝福? 身體健康? 有無黑材料? 胡官參選記者會全面睇 (Retired judge Woo Kwok-hing to run for Chief Executive: General review of press conference)
Ming Pao, October 27, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161027/s00001/1477564207207

Related:
支持廿三條立法 胡國興:香港一直都是三權分立 (In favor of Article 23 legislation, Woo Kwok-hing: Hong Kong has always had separation of powers)
InMedia HK, October 27, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1045455

【短片:胡國興選特首】胡指六四坦克對付人民「好唔妥」 若當選會向中央轉達平反訴求 (Woo Kwok-hing on June Fourth: Using tanks against its people “very problematic,” will reflect the demand for redress toward the Chinese central government if elected)
Ming Pao, October 28, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161028/s00001/1477620281241

【胡國興選特首】胡指與市民同感受梁振英誠信問題不了了之 稱「一定唔可以畀佢走雞」 (Woo Kwok-hing empathetic with the people: CY Leung’s credibility problem remains unresolved, “should never be overlooked”)
Ming Pao, October 28, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161028/s00001/1477619628754

Hong Kong has its first contender for next Chief Executive
The Diplomat, October 27, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/10/hong-kong-has-its-first-contender-for-next-chief-executive/

嚴正要求梁君彥下台 聯署聲明 (Joint statement: Solemnly demanding Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen to step down)
InMedia HK, October 28, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1045472

Commentary (评论)

America’s dangerous “China fantasy"
The New York Times, October 28, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/28/opinion/americas-dangerous-china-fantasy.html

An exiled editor traces the roots of democratic thought in China
The New York Times, October 28, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/29/world/asia/china-democracy-hu-ping.html

【誓詞風波】談宣誓風波(文:尹兆堅) (About the oath taking scandal)
Ming Pao, October 28, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161028/s00022/1477617805157