Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

在中国官媒工作的美记者谈中国媒体笔下的美国大选 (How an American journalist working at a Chinese state media house sees the reportage of U.S. presidential election in Chinese media)
Voice of America, November 8, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/how-china-cover-us-election-20161107/3585929.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Fears grow for Chinese election hopeful, missing, believed detained
Radio Free Asia, November 7, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/fears-11072016105409.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China cancels annual Larung Gar festival as evictions continue
Radio Free Asia, November 7, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/cancels-11072016142911.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s Internet controls will get stricter, to dismay of foreign business
中国通过网络安全法,在华外企不安
The New York Times, November 8, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/08/business/international/china-cyber-security-regulations.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20161108/china-cyber-security-regulations/

Related:
中华人民共和国网络安全法 (People’s Republic of China Cybersecurity Law)
Xinhua, November 7, 2016
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2016-11/07/c_1119867015.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong lawyers prepare protest march after China inflames political crisis
Reuters, November 7, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-china-justice-idUSKBN1330BT

Related:
釋法變立法 京誓連根拔起本土派 (Interpretation turns into legislation, Beijing vows to uproot localists)
Apple Daily, November 8, 2016
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/art/20161108/19826573

李飛定義:自決是港獨 朱凱廸轟中共政治羅網越張越大 (Li Fei definition: Self-determination also means separatism; Eddie Chu denounces CPC’s intensifying political chase)
Apple Daily, November 8, 2016
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/art/20161108/19826499

釋法:英美促克制護一國兩制 中籲勿干預 (Britain and USA call on NPC to restrain power to interpret the Basic Law and upkeep One Country Two Systems, China warns foreign countries not to intervene)
Radio France Internationale, November 8, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/中國/20161108-釋法:英美促克制護一國兩制-中籲勿干預

Britain says concerned by Chinese National People's Congress's decision on Hong Kong
Reuters, November 7, 2016
http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-hongkong-china-politics-britain-idUKKBN1321I8

Analysts fear Beijing’s ruling could curtail debate if Hong Kong lawmakers fear legal action
South China Morning Post, November 7, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2043736/analysts-fear-beijings-ruling-could-curtail-debate-if-hong

Beijing intervention roils waters for Hong Kong's top judge
Reuters, November 7, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-china-justice-idUSKBN1330BT

4 arrested and 2 police injured in late-night protest over Basic Law interpretation
Hong Kong Free Press, November 7, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/07/4-arrested-2-police-injured-late-night-protest-basic-law-interpretation/

Yau Wai-ching's transformation from quiet Hong Kong office worker to radical politician
The Age, November 8, 2016
http://www.theage.com.au/world/yau-waichings-transformation-from-quiet-hong-kong-office-worker-to-radical-politician-20161107-gsk391

Commentary (评论)

Beijing’s heavy hand on Hong Kong
The Wall Street Journal, November 7, 2016
http://www.wsj.com/articles/beijings-heavy-hand-on-hong-kong-1478565392

Reform needed in how Chinese judges think
The Wall Street Journal, November 7, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/11/07/reform-needed-in-how-chinese-judges-think/

Access to Information (信息公开)

Fruit Ninja meets the Communist Party: game on in battle for patriotic hearts and minds
South China Morning Post, November 6, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2043495/fruit-ninja-meets-communist-party-game-battle-patriotic

China passes restrictive new film law
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 7, 2016
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1295250-20161107.htm

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

A declaration by Yao Lifa and 57 other candidates for People’s Representative in Qianjiang City, Hubei province
China Change, November 6, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/11/06/a-declaration-by-yao-lifa-and-57-other-candidates-for-peoples-representative-in-qianjiang-city-hubei-province/

Coal, steel workers oppose raw deals in capacity reduction
China Labor Bulletin, November 4, 2016
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/coal-steel-workers-oppose-raw-deals-capacity-reduction

From under a pickup truck in Shanghai: a desperate protest
The Wall Street Journal, November 2, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/11/02/from-under-a-pickup-truck-in-shanghai-a-desperate-protest/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Senior graft-buster appointed China’s new spy chief amid leadership reshuffle
South China Morning Post, November 7, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2043605/former-anticorruption-agency-official-named-chinas

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China adopts controversial cybersecurity law: Xinhua
Reuters, November 6, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-parliament-cyber-idUSKBN132049

Related:
China’s new cybersecurity law rattles foreign tech firms
The Wall Street Journal, November 7, 2016
http://www.wsj.com/articles/china-approves-cybersecurity-law-1478491064

全国人大常委会表决通过网络安全法 (The NPC passes the Cybersecurity Law)
Sina.com.cn, November 7, 2016
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/nd/2016-11-07/doc-ifxxmyuk6113873.shtml

十二届全国人大常委会第二十四次会议在京闭幕 表决通过网络安全法等 (The 24th session of 12th NPC Standing Committee concludes in Beijing, passing the Cybersecurity Law, etc.)
Cyberspace Administration of China, November 7, 2016
http://www.cac.gov.cn/2016-11/07/c_1119864319.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

“There is no more One Country Two Systems”: Thousands rally against Beijing’s intervention in oath row
Hong Kong Free Press, November 6, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/06/there-is-no-more-one-country-two-systems-thousands-rally-against-beijings-intervention-in-oath-row/

Related:
Full text: Interpretation of Article 104 of Basic Law of Hong Kong SAR
全国人民代表大会常务委员会关于《中华人民共和国香港特别行政区基本法》第一百零四条的解释
Xinhua, November 7, 2016
EN: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-11/07/c_135811504.htm
CH: http://news.xinhuanet.com/gangao/2016-11/07/c_1119862546.htm

LIVE: Protesters clash with police at China Liaison Office, pepper spray deployed, road occupied
Hong Kong Free Press, November 6, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/06/live-protesters-clash-police-china-liaison-office-pepper-spray-deployed-road-occupied/

China intervenes in Hong Kong legal system in boldest move yet
Reuters, November 7, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-china-politics-idUSKBN13204P

China bars two rebel Hong Kong MPs from retaking oath
Al Jazeera, November 7, 2016
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/11/china-bars-rebel-hong-kong-mps-retaking-oath-161107033944766.html

“Festering pustules”: the two pro-democracy activists who are targets of China's wrath
The Guardian, November 7, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/07/festering-pustules-two-pro-democracy-activists-targets-chinas-wrath

Top legislature reviews draft interpretation to Hong Kong Basic Law
Xinhua, November 5, 2016
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-11/05/c_135808411.htm

梁振英:支持人大釋法 23條立法有現實意義 (CY Leung supports NPC interpretation of the Law and considers legislation of Article 23 having realistic significance)
InMedia HK, November 7, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1045681

民主派轟釋法變相修法 嚴重踐踏法治 (Pan-democrats condemn the NPC interpretation as a form of modifying the Law, trampling severely on rule of law)
InMedia HK, November 7, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1045691

朱凱廸:把握釋法危機 民主自決修改基本法 (Eddie Chu: Take advantage of the crisis of the law interpretation, modify the Basic Law of democratic self-determination)
InMedia HK, November 7, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/10456895

If China meant to chill Hong Kong speech, booksellers’ case did the job
The New York Times, November 5, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/05/world/asia/hong-kong-china-booksellers-pen.html

Related:
Writing on the wall: Disappeared booksellers and free expression in Hong Kong
PEN America, November 5, 2016
https://pen.org/writing-on-the-wall

Commentary (评论)

This is the beginning of the end of Hong Kong
The Guardian, November 7, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/07/this-is-the-beginning-of-the-end-of-hong-kong-china