Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Outcry as China executes symbol of injustice Jia Jinglong
The Guardian, November 15, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/15/outcry-as-china-executes-symbol-of-injustice-jia-jinglong

Related:
12 Chinese legal professionals’ letter of appeal for the review of Jia Jinglong’s death penalty
China Change, November 14, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/11/14/12-chinese-legal-professionals-letter-of-appeal-for-the-review-of-jia-jinglongs-death-penalty/

Access to Information (信息公开)

Online freedom hit by pressure on social media, apps; China worst offender
Agence France-Presse, November 15, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/15/online-freedom-hit-pressure-social-media-apps-china-worst-offender/

New China data shows mixed economic picture
The Wall Street Journal, November 13, 2016
http://www.wsj.com/articles/china-manufacturing-index-highest-in-over-two-years-1477964363

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Throwing labor activists in jail won’t solve China’s structural problems
Quartz, November 14, 2016
http://qz.com/827623/throwing-labor-activists-like-meng-han-in-jail-wont-solve-chinas-structural-problems/

Police in Shanghai, Beijing detain more independent election candidates
Radio Free Asia, November 14, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/election-detentions-11142016160141.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese official suspended over petitioner’s death after he’s handcuffed and beaten in 81-hour ordeal
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2046106/chinese-official-suspended-over-petitioners-death-after-hes

Hundreds of families relocated in eastern China told their homes face demolition months after moving in
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2046090/hundreds-families-relocated-eastern-china-told-their-homes-face

Human rights groups protest over Interpol president’s appointment
Financial Times, November 10, 2016
https://www.ft.com/content/3da20eba-a72c-11e6-8b69-02899e8bd9d1

Trump and China: fears that deal-making will consign human rights to political “roadkill”
The Guardian, November 15, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/15/trump-and-china-fears-deal-making-consign-human-rights-to-political-roadkill

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Booming e-businesses amid tight censorship ... can China have it both ways with the Internet?
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2046121/booming-e-businesses-amid-tight-censorship-can-china

Hong Kong (香港)

Breaking: Localist lawmakers face ejection from Hong Kong legislature as gov’t wins legal challenge
Hong Kong Free Press, November 15, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/15/breaking-localist-lawmakers-face-ejection-from-hong-kong-legislature-as-govt-wins-legal-challenge/

Related:
【短片:誓詞風波】高院裁定政府勝訴 梁游喪失議員資格 ([Video: Oath controversy] The High Court rules that government wins, Leung and Yau barred from legislature)
Ming Pao, November 15, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161115/s00001/1479167639802

【梁游敗訴】法官:釋法與否結果都一樣 ([Leung and Yau lost] Judge: Same result with or without NPC interpretation of law)
Ming Pao, November 15, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161115/s00001/1479196740671

HKFP Lens: “Punish those who insult China”—Pro-Beijing groups rally against localist lawmakers
Hong Kong Free Press, November 14, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/14/hkfp-lens-punish-those-who-insult-china-pro-beijing-groups-rally-against-localist-lawmakers/

香港议员批评北京当局借人大释法加剧乱港 (Hong Kong legislator criticizes Beijing for using NPC interpretation of the Basic Law to intensify disputes in Hong Kong)
Radio Free Asia, November 14, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-11142016112823.html

The people of Hong Kong vs. The People’s Republic of China
Foreign Policy, November 11, 2016
http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/11/11/the-people-of-hong-kong-vs-the-peoples-republic-of-china/

Commentary (评论)

Beijing’s ruling amounts to a purge of dissident voices from Hong Kong’s legislature
Hong Kong Free Press, November 14, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/14/beijings-ruling-amounts-to-a-purge-of-dissident-voices-from-hong-kongs-legislature/

Interpol appointment highlights abuses
The Guardian, November 14, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/nov/14/interpol-appointment-highlights-abuses

【人大釋法】評釋法風波(一至四)(文:劉進圖) (Former Ming Pao chief editor Kevin Lau on the controversy of NPC’s interpretation of the Basic Law I-IV)
Ming Pao, November 11-15, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161111/s00022/1478823611415
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161112/s00022/1478909528893
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161114/s00022/1479085011636
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161115/s00022/1479173732003

Access to Information (信息公开)

Cash-strapped Beijing Times to stop publishing at end of year
South China Morning Post, November 14, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2045613/cash-strapped-beijing-times-stop-publishing-end-year

Interview: Prize-winning Chinese citizen journalism website still going strong despite suppression
Hong Kong Free Press, November 12, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/12/interview-prize-winning-chinese-citizen-journalism-website-still-going-strong-despite-suppression/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China also is going to the polls. But you’d barely know it.
The Washington Post, November 11, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-is-also-going-to-the-polls-but-youd-barely-know-it/2016/11/10/a7ad8666-a049-11e6-8864-6f892cad0865_story.html

中国民间发起联署要求释放肖育辉 (Chinese civilians organize joint petition demanding release of Xiao Yuhui)
Radio Free Asia, November 13, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-11132016084745.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Former top graft-buster gets suspended death sentence for taking bribes
South China Morning Post, November 11, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/2045197/former-top-graft-buster-gets-suspended-death-sentence-taking-bribes

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China is the obstacle to Google’s plan to end Internet censorship
Hong Kong Free Press, November 13, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/13/china-obstacle-googles-plan-end-internet-censorship/

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong politician calls pro-independence activists “cancer cells” at rally of thousands
The Guardian, November 14, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/14/hong-kong-politician-calls-pro-independence-activists-cancer-cells-rally-thousands-china

Related:
Protesters claim they were paid to attend pro-Beijing rally in support of China’s ruling on oath row
Hong Kong Free Press, November 14, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/14/protesters-claim-they-were-paid-to-attend-pro-beijing-rally-in-support-of-chinas-ruling-on-oath-row/

反港獨撐釋法萬人集會 有參加者不知釋法內容稱「要睇返報紙」 (Anti-Hong Kong independence and pro-NPC interpretation rally—some participants ignorant of the interpretation content, saying they have to “check that again from newspapers”)
Ming Pao, November 14, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161113/s00001/1479031461594

China issues unity warning amid fears of political “purge” in Hong Kong
Radio Free Asia, November 11, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/hongkong-xi-11112016140936.html

Hong Kong writers relaunch literary group in face of “unprecedented” threat to free speech
South China Morning Post, November 13, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/2045576/hong-kong-writers-relaunch-literary-group-face

【毛孟靜退公民黨】以香港本土身分留在議會 毛指與黨理念不同 續與民主派合作 ([Claudia Mo quits Civic Party] Continuing to serve the legislature as an independent democrat with the group Hong Kong First, Claudia Mo resigns from Civic Party due to ideological differences)
Ming Pao, November 14, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161114/s00001/1479107115580

【誓詞風波】黨報:港生須學中國歷史 狹義排外令港走上絕途 ([Oath-taking row] State media: Hong Kong students must learn Chinese history, xenophobia in narrow sense will bring Hong Kong to a dead end)
Ming Pao, November 12, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161112/s00001/1478908322543

Commentary (评论)

How will Donald Trump’s victory impact China and U.S.-China relations?
ChinaFile, November 11, 2016
http://www.chinafile.com/sinica-podcast/how-will-donald-trumps-victory-impact-china-and-us-china-relations

Trump’s America and Hong Kong’s oath taking crisis: How they are linked
South China Morning Post, November 13, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2044871/trumps-america-and-hong-kongs-oath-taking-crisis-how-they-are

Beijing tightens its grip in Hong Kong again
The New York Times, November 13, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/14/opinion/beijing-tightens-its-grip-in-hong-kong-again.html

历史学家怎样看孙中山? (How do historians view Sun Yat-sen?)
Deutsche Welle, November 12, 2016
http://www.dw.com/zh/历史学家怎样看孙中山/a-36372863

Related:
孫中山先生150年冥壽抽水祭 (Sun Yat-sen’s 150th birthday seriously manipulated)
InMedia HK, November 12, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1045808

對香港未來的樂觀希望(文:董建華) (Vice Chairman of the CPPCC National Committee and former Hong Kong chief Tung Chee-hwa: Optimistic outlook of Hong Kong)
Ming Pao, November 12, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161112/s00022/1478877025940