Thursday, November 10, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

One year on: Reform pilots on procuratorates initiating public interest litigation
NPC Observer, November 8, 2016
https://npcobserver.wordpress.com/2016/11/08/one-year-on-reform-pilots-on-procuratorates-initiating-public-interest-litigation/

Access to Information (信息公开)

”Doctor Strange” wins China weekend box office easily
China Film Insider, November 8, 2016
http://chinafilminsider.com/doctor-strange-wins-china-weekend-box-office-easily/

Related:
Doctor Strange’s erasure of Tibet is a political statement
Screen Rant, April 30, 2016
http://screenrant.com/doctor-strange-china-tibet-ancient-one/

Chinese journalists get an exhilarating look at the U.S. election
The New York Times, November 10, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/10/world/asia/us-election-china-journalists.html

China passes law to ensure films “serve the people and socialism”
The Guardian, November 8, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/nov/08/china-passes-film-industry-law-box-office-fraud

President Xi Jinping urges China’s journalists to conform to the Communist Party
Hong Kong Free Press, November 8, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/08/president-xi-jinping-urges-chinas-journalists-to-conform-to-the-communist-party/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

中国“记者节”民间促开放新闻采访 “天网”、“非新闻”海外获奖 (“Journalists' Festival” in China: Civilians call for liberating news gathering; websites 64 Tianwang and Nonnews receive awards from international organism)
Radio Free Asia, November 8, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/ql1-11082016101858.html

Thousands clash with Chinese police amid protests over school demolition
Radio Free Asia, November 8, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/thousands-clash-with-chinese-police-amid-protests-over-school-demolition-11082016104104.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

德人权专员将赴华“探监” (German Human Rights Commissioner plan to visit prison cells in China trip)
Deutsche Welle, November 8, 2016
http://www.dw.com/zh/德人权专员将赴华探监/a-36314543

Related:
德中人权对话:争论从个案开始 (Germany-China human rights dialogue: Disputes began from cases)
Deutsche Welle, November 9, 2016
http://www.dw.com/zh/德中人权对话争论从个案开始/a-36325617

“Unsupervised power is very dangerous”: China’s top graft-buster warns Communist Party’s 80 million members to toe the line
South China Morning Post, November 8, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2043998/chinas-discipline-tsar-tells-communist-partys-80

China to make supervision system more efficient
Xinhua, November 7, 2016
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-11/07/c_135812309.htm

Provincial party shake-up paves way for leadership changes
Caixin, November 8, 2016
http://english.caixin.com/2016-11-08/101005390.html

In a first, China and Pakistan plan joint army counter-terror command
India Today, November 8, 2016
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/china-pakistan-joint-army-counter-terror-command/1/805609.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China cybersecurity law likely to harm foreign firms operating on mainland, says Asia finance body chief
South China Morning Post, November 8, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2044033/china-cybersecurity-law-likely-harm-foreign-firms

Related:
China's Cybersecurity Law could be used to target peaceful activists
Radio Free Asia, November 8, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/target-11082016114505.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong: lawyers and activists march against Beijing “meddling”
The Guardian, November 8, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/08/hundreds-silently-march-in-hong-kong-in-protest-at-beijing-meddling

Who’s next? Pro-democracy politicians stand firm as pro-Beijing camp target more lawmakers
Hong Kong Free Press, November 7, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/07/whos-next-pro-democracy-politicians-stand-firm-as-pro-beijing-camp-target-more-lawmakers/

Related:
人大释法逐“独派” 香港各界忧法治 (NPC interpretation chasing “separatist camp,” Hong Kong’s rule of law worriesome)
Deutsche Welle, November 8, 2016
http://www.dw.com/zh/人大释法逐独派-香港各界忧法治/a-36304543

Hong Kong’s leader is angling for a fight by threatening to revive a draconian anti-subversion law
Quartz, November 7, 2016
http://qz.com/829242/hong-kongs-leader-cy-leung-is-angling-for-a-fight-by-a-threatening-to-revive-article-23-a-draconian-anti-subversion-law/

Commentary (评论)

China just won the U.S. election
Foreign Policy, November 9, 2016
http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/11/09/china-just-won-the-u-s-election-trump-victory/

Related:
特朗普當選對中國有何影響? (What are the effects of Trump’s victory to China?)
Radio France Internationale, November 9, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/中國/20161109-特朗普當選對中國有何影響?

【人大釋法】法治始終要靠政權懂得自制(文:任建峰) (Progressive Lawyers Group Kevin Yam on NPC law interpretation: Rule of law counts of self-discipline of the regime)
Ming Pao, November 9, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161109/s00022/1478651753323