Thursday, November 03, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

German deputy leader, in China, urges release of human rights lawyers
Reuters, November 2, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-china-activists-idUSKBN12X1IO

Related:
Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, September 13, 2016
http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-defenders-and-international-reactions-brief-chronology

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
中国大规模镇压维权律师和活跃人士
Human Rights in China, June 10, 2016
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-and-defenders
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-da-gui-mo-zhen-ya-wei-quan-lu-shi-he-huo-yue-ren-shi

Guangdong labor activist Meng Han sentenced to 1 year, 9 months
Hong Kong Free Press, November 3, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/03/guangdong-labour-activist-meng-han-sentenced-1-year-9-months/

Access to Information (信息公开)

Feng Xiaogang’s “I am not Madame Bovary” clears China censorship
China Film Insider, November 2, 2016
http://chinafilminsider.com/feng-xiaogangs-not-madame-bovary-clears-china-censorship/

Willing proxies give China’s censors a global reach
The Diplomat, November 3, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/11/willing-proxies-give-chinas-censors-a-global-reach/

Report: China censorship machine not the monolith it appears to be
The Wall Street Journal, November 2, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/11/02/report-chinas-streaming-app-censorship-not-well-coordinated/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China detains Jilin activist for wearing anti-Xi Jinping T-shirt
Radio Free Asia, November 2, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/activist-11022016120902.html

Woman beaten in China's Sichuan after trying to run in local election
Radio Free Asia, November 2, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/woman-beaten-in-chinas-sichuan-after-trying-to-run-in-local-election-11022016121020.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China's Xi condemns “cliques” and “conspiracies” within party
Reuters, November 2, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-idUSKBN12X1SV

New Communist Party rules call on top Chinese cadres to inform on each other
South China Morning Post, November 3, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2042440/new-communist-party-rules-call-top-chinese-cadres

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Airbnb will store personal data of China users locally
The Street, November 1, 2016
https://www.thestreet.com/story/13875980/1/airbnb-will-store-personal-data-of-china-users-locally.html

Hong Kong (香港)

1,600 join rally against Beijing’s expected intervention over oath row, organizers say
Hong Kong Free Press, November 3, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/03/1600-rally-against-expected-interpretation-of-basic-law-amidst-oath-row/

Separatist Hong Kong lawmakers draw fears of intervention by China
The New York Times, November 3, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/03/world/asia/hong-kong-lawmakers-oath-china.html

Hong Kong's parliament: A chaotic show that reveals deeper concerns
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 2, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-37846569

【立會新局】特首辦發聲明:「毋須亦不應」就UGL事件成立專責委員會調查 (Chief Executive Office statement: “Unnecessary and should not” set up special investigative committee for UGL case)
Ming Pao, November 2, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161102/s00001/1478089790629

Commentary (评论)

Ai Weiwei to west: tackle China on human rights whatever the cost
The Guardian, November 3, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/03/ai-weiwei-to-west-tackle-china-on-human-rights-whatever-the-cost

强人政治重新成为“时尚”? (Has strongman politics become “fashion” again?)
The Financial Times, November 3, 2106
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001069970?full=y

香港新聞網站流量排名知多少(文:蘇鑰機、李月蓮) (How much do you know about the traffic of Hong Kong’s news websites?)
Ming Pao, November 3, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161103/s00022/1478133553558

【誓詞風波】法治與基本法(文:李浩然) ([Oath-taking scandal] Rule of law and the Basic Law)
Ming Pao, November 3, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161103/s00022/1478134246261

【誓詞風波】唔識法,點釋法?香港為何淪落如此? ([Oath-taking scandal] Can those who don’t know the Law interpret it? Why has Hong Kong degenerated to this?)
Ming Pao, November 3, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161103/s00022/1478135711151