Friday, November 11, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Muzzled Chinese media frame Trump win as loss for “elite politics”
South China Morning Post, November 9, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2044389/chinas-censors-order-news-outlets-limit-coverage-us

Less censorship could make independent film productions suffer
China Film Insider, November 9, 2016
http://chinafilminsider.com/less-censorship-make-independent-film-productions-suffer/

为何要隆重纪念这位伟人,中共五代领导人如是说 (Why this giant should be commemorated grandly, according to five generations of CPC leaders)
People’s Daily, November 10, 2016
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2016/1110/c1001-28851700.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese activists welcome press freedom award to bloggers, rights website
Radio Free Asia, November 9, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/media-award-11092016145040.html

“No grace period” for foreign NGOs in new law: China
Reuters, November 10, 2016
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2016/11/10/2003658972

北京维权人士李美青出家门遭多名男子殴打 (Beijing rights defender Li Meiqing beaten up by gang of “black security guards” at her doorstep)
Radio Free Asia, November 9, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-11092016111420.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese warehouse chief gets suspended death sentence over 2015 Tianjin blast that killed 173
South China Morning Post, November 10, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2044719/chinese-businessman-receives-suspended-death-sentence

Related:
China convicts dozens for last year's giant explosions in Tianjin
Deutsche Welle, November 9, 2016
http://www.dw.com/en/china-convicts-dozens-for-last-years-giant-explosions-in-tianjin/a-36324321

Senior Chinese public security official chosen as Interpol head: Xinhua
Reuters, November 9, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-interpol-idUSKBN1350BB

Related:
英媒:中国公安部副部长当选国际刑警组织主席 (China’s vice public security minister appointed Interpol head)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 10, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2016/11/161110_press_review

China announces details of elections to party congress, with poll likely to be most secretive in a decade
South China Morning Post, November 10, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2044733/china-announces-details-elections-party-congress-poll

Chinese police to extradite second fugitive from France: state media
Reuters, November 8, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-france-idUSKBN1340G1

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

What does China's new cybersecurity law mean for Chinese Internet companies?
The Diplomat, November 10, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/11/what-does-chinas-new-cybersecurity-law-mean-for-chinese-internet-companies/

Hong Kong (香港)

15 lawmakers treated oath-taking as “ceremony of insults,” says China Liaison Office legal chief
Hong Kong Free Press, November 9, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/09/15-lawmakers-treated-oath-taking-ceremony-insults-says-china-liaison-office-legal-chief/

京官炮打司法界 評論批藉機壓低香港一制底線 (Beijing official bombs Hong Kong judicial sector, some denounce this as attempt to lower Hong Kong's bottom line of "Two Systems")
Radio France Internationale, November 10, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/中國/20161110-京官炮打司法界-評論批藉機壓低香港一制底線

Taiwan's ruling party urges China to respect Hong Kong's democratic aspirations
Reuters, November 8, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-china-taiwan-idUSKBN1340GX

加国”港加联”团体抗议中国人大对香港基本法的解释 (Canadian group Canada Hong Kong Link protests NPC’s interpretation of Hong Kong Basic Law)
Radio Free Asia, November 9, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/zw-11092016101502.html

How a word, “Chee-na,” renewed a crisis between Beijing and Hong Kong
The New York Times, November 10, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/10/world/asia/china-hong-kong-oath.h tml

港特首参选人胡国兴不担心释法掀人治 吁人大“有权慎用” (Chief executive candidate Woo Kwok-hing doesn’t worry that the interpretation would turn into rule of man, calling on NPC to “carefully exercise power”)
Radio Free Asia, November 9 , 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/wsw-11092016112105.html

议员批评梁振英借人大释法激化矛盾博取连任 (Lawmakers criticize CY Leung’s manipulation of NPC law interpretation for intensifying conflicts, attempting to seek another term of office)
Radio Free Asia, November 9 , 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-11092016112031.html

【回應釋法】團體周日遊行撐釋法 籲參加者小心被插贓有錢收 ([Response to NPC law interpretation] A group organizes march to support the interpretation on Sunday, reminding participants to be aware of being falsely accused for being paid)
Ming Pao, November 10, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161110/s00001/1478753955358

Commentary (评论)

評論料美國將減少關注香港 惟北京不會放緩干預 (Commentators expect that the U.S. will pay less attention to Hong Kong, while Beijing will not lessen intervention)
Radio France Internationale, November 10, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/中國/20161110-評論料美國將減少關注香港-惟北京不會放緩干預