Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Rights groups call for release of Chinese citizen journalist detained at G20
Radio Free Asia, October 31,2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/citizen-10312016105724.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China specifies efforts to improve government affairs transparency
Xinhua, October 31, 2016
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-10/31/c_135795012.htm

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

维权人士刘艳丽被刑拘逾月 民间发起联署呼吁放人 (Rights defender Liu Yanli criminally detained over a month, citizens organize joint petition urging for her release)
Radio Free Asia, October 31, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-10312016103819.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Is this a chance for China’s top graft-buster to break a long-standing unofficial rule?
South China Morning Post, October 31, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2041722/chance-chinas-top-graft-buster-break-long-standing

Xi's role as Party “core” is not a sign of dictatorship: official
Reuters, October 31, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-politics-idUSKBN12V15D

Larung Gar evictees forced to sign pledges never to return
Radio Free Asia, October 31, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/pledges-10312016140418.html

传习近平亲信夏宝龙蔡奇将任北京市一二把手 (Xin Jinping’s trusted aides Xia Baolong, Cai Qi rumored to be appointed first and second in command of Beijing City)
Radio France Internationale, October 31, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20161031-传习近平亲信夏宝龙蔡奇将任北京一二把手

中国强人规则考验西方 (China’s strongman rule sets a test for the west)
Radio Free Asia, October 31, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/nu-10312016151538.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Foreign hackers in China’s sights with proposed changes to cyber law
South China Morning Post, November 1, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2041725/foreign-hackers-chinas-sights-proposed-changes-cyber

Controversial Chinese cybersecurity law enters home stretch for approval
Reuters, October 31, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyber-china-lawmaking-idUSKBN12V1KO

Related:
Top legislature mulls draft laws on cybersecurity, nuclear safety
Xinhua, November 1, 2016
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-11/01/c_135795113.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

C.Y. says he cancelled Beijing trip to handle aftermath of oath-taking court case
Hong Kong Free Press, November 1, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/01/cy-says-cancelled-beijing-trip-handle-aftermath-oath-taking-court-case/

駐港部隊今早進行軍事演習似向“港獨”示威 (PLA in Hong Kong holds military exercise, some interpret as deterrence of Hong Kong independence movements)
Radio France Internationale, October 31, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/中國/20161031-駐港部隊今早進行軍事演習似向“港獨”示威

Commentary (评论)

A plea to Britain: don’t forget Tibet in your dealings with China
The Guardian, October 31, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/oct/31/britain-tibet-china-business-trade

Hong Kong localists’ oath-taking antics only play into the hands of Beijing hardliners
South China Morning Post, October 31, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2041570/hong-kong-localists-oath-taking-antics-only-play-hands

【特首選舉】香港需要一個怎樣的下屆特首(文:劉夢熊) ([Chief Executive election] What kind of CE does Hong Kong need for the coming term?)
Ming Pao, November 1, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161101/s00022/1477964045392

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中国多位律师呼吁解决法院暴力侵害事件 (Chinese lawyers issue joint statement urging for resolution of court violence problem)
Voice of America, October 31, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/news-rights-attorneys-call-for-punishment-of-court-abusers-20161031/3572751.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Did a story about rape take down a Chinese TV show?
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 31, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-37795946

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

独立中文笔会创会15周年 曾金燕、王藏获奖 (15th anniversary of Independent Chinese PEN Center: writers Zeng Jinyan, Wang Zang receive awards)
Radio Free Asia, October 31, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-10312016101746.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

New Communist Party conduct rules to keep top cadres—and their families—in line
South China Morning Post, October 29, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2041120/new-communist-party-conduct-rules-keep-top-cadres-and

China denounces those who say graft battle aimed at political foes
Reuters, October 28, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-politics-corruption-idUSKCN12S163

Can China finally solve its corruption problem?
The Diplomat, October 29, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/10/can-china-finally-solve-its-corruption-problem/

Chinese army vows efforts on strict Party governance
Xinhua, October 31, 2016
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-10/31/c_135792102.htm

Women still a rare sight in China's male-dominated political life
Radio Free Asia, October 28, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/rare-10282016125126.html

路透社: 大陸試圖拉攏台灣“親陸”城市 (Reuters: China tries to entice “pro-China” Taiwanese cities)
Radio France Internationale, October 30, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/中國/20161030-路透社:大陸試圖拉攏親北京城市

法治政府评估报告发布:部分地区行政不作为严重 (Release of government rule of law report: Serious dereliction of duty among some regional governments)
Global Times, October 31, 2016
http://china.huanqiu.com/roll/2016-10/9615002.html

全面两孩政策实施一年 今年底或进入二孩生育高峰 (Anniversary of Two-child policy implementation nears, second-child boom expected at the end of the year)
Global Times, October 31, 2016
http://china.huanqiu.com/roll/2016-10/9615006.html

蒋培坤去世周年 天安门母亲丁子霖发公开信 (Anniversary of Jiang Peikun’s death: Tiananmen mother Ding Zilin issues open letter)
Radio Free Asia, October 31, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/xl1-10312016102828.html

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

Man held in China's Xinjiang for downloading “terrorist” circumvention software
Radio Free Asia, October 28, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/software-10282016121811.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong ministers stay tight-lipped over leadership race
South China Morning Post, October 29, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2041290/hong-kong-ministers-stay-tight-lipped-over-leadership-race

Hundreds protest to defend separation of powers, calls for LegCo Pres. Andrew Leung to step down
Hong Kong Free Press, October 31, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/10/31/hundreds-protest-defend-seperation-powers-calls-legco-pres-andrew-leung-step/

Related:
【短片:誓詞風波】約300人遊行促梁君彥下台 抗議行政機關干預立法會 ([Video: Oath taking scandal] Around 300 people rally urging Andrew Leung to step down, protesting the Executive’s interference into the Legislative)
Ming Pao, October 30, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161030/s00001/1477831726789

梁振英撰文自誇4年內對香港的5大貢獻 (CY Leung pens article boasting his five major contributions during the four years)
Radio France Internationale, October 31, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/中國/20161031-梁振英撰文自誇4年內對香港的5大貢獻

台湾"时代力量"立委林昶佐申请港签遭拒绝入境 (Taiwan “New Power Party” legislator Lin Changzuo denied visa for Hong Kong)
Radio Free Asia, October 31, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/km-10312016101416.html

Commentary (评论)

Silence in Dajingta village
China Media Project, October 27, 2016
https://medium.com/china-media-project/silence-in-dajingta-village-31ddd5709ebd#.rnyxsk6ws

Lack of transparency remains core problem for Communist Party
South China Morning Post, October 31, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2041439/lack-transparency-remains-core-problem-communist-party

China’s strongman rule sets a test for the west
Financial Times, October 30, 2016
https://www.ft.com/content/76c27ac6-9c5b-11e6-a6e4-8b8e77dd083a?.tsrc=yahoo/2012-08-07.html/