Friday, November 11, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国官媒继续借大选抨击美政治体制 (Chinese state media continues to use the presidential election to attack U.S. political system)
Radio Free Asia, November 10, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/yf3-11102016104014.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China holds elections
The Economist, November 10, 2016
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21709975-only-way-it-likes-them-china-holds-elections

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China sentences former police chief to death for sinful, cruel murder
Reuters, November 11, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-crime-idUSKBN1360BR

China, rocked by fresh blasts, jails 49 over Tianjin disaster
Radio Free Asia, November 10, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/tianjin-blast-11102016160555.html

中国与联合国:不断深化的合作 (China and the UN: Continuously deepening collaboration)
People’s Daily, November 11, 2016
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2016/1111/c1001-28852920.html

英媒:孟宏伟领导国际刑警组织令人权团体忧虑 (British media: Vice Minister of Public Security Meng Hongwei to head Interpol, rights groups worried)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 11, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2016/11/161111_press_review

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China adopts a tough cyber-security law
The Economist, November 10, 2016
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21710001-foreign-firms-are-worried-china-adopts-tough-cyber-security-law

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

Xi Jinping vows to fight separatism and any attempts to split territory from China
South China Morning Post, November 11, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2045110/xi-jinping-vows-fight-separatism-and-any-attempts-split

Hong Kong (香港)

Why did Beijing slap down Hong Kong separatists? To make a point
觸及「核心利益」,北京對香港不惜殺一儆百
The New York Times, November 10, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/10/world/asia/china-hong-kong-independence.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20161110/china-hong-kong-independence/zh-hant/

8 more pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong may lose seats
又有8名香港立法會議員被指宣誓心不誠
The New York Times, November 11, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/11/world/asia/china-hong-kong-oath.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20161111/china-hong-kong-oath/zh-hant/

Students protest Basic Law interpretation during visit from former secretary of justice
Hong Kong Free Press, November 10, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/10/students-protest-basic-law-interpretation-visit-former-secretary-justice/

彭定康月底港大談香港前途大學管治 (Former Governor of Hong Kong Chris Patten to talk about future of Hong Kong and university governance end November)
Ming Pao, November 11, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161111/s00001/1478849533434

Hong Kong venue cancels screening of protest film, citing political concerns
The New York Times, November 11, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/11/world/asia/china-hong-kong-oath.html

Commentary (评论)

Thank you Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-Ching for doing exactly what I voted for you to do
Hong Kong Free Press, November 10, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/10/thank-you-baggio-leung-and-yau-wai-ching-for-doing-exactly-what-i-voted-for-you-to-do/

Hong Kong’s protest leaders demand self-determination
The Wall Street Journal, November 9, 2016
http://www.wsj.com/articles/hong-kongs-protest-leaders-demand-self-determination-1478721911

From local identity to the pursuit of independence: The changing face of Hong Kong localism
Hong Kong Free Press, November 11, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/11/from-local-identity-to-the-pursuit-of-independence-the-changing-face-of-hong-kong-localism/

How Hong Kong’s courts interpret Beijing’s interpretation of the Basic Law may yet surprise
South China Morning Post, November 9, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2044385/how-hong-kongs-courts-interpret-beijings-interpretation

Hong Kong courts should reject Beijing’s Basic Law ruling, says legal heavyweight
Hong Kong Free Press, November 11, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/11/hong-kong-courts-should-reject-beijings-basic-law-ruling-says-legal-heavyweight/

“An epochal change”: what a Trump presidency means for the Asia Pacific region
The Guardian, November 10, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/10/an-epochal-change-what-a-trump-presidency-means-for-the-asia-pacific-region

拒絕當權者的思維 (Reject the thinking of those in power)
InMedia HK, November 11, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1045770