Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Unswayed by extraordinary public outcry, China executes nail-gun killer
The Washington Post, November 15, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/unswayed-by-extraordinary-public-outcry-china-executes-nail-gun-killer/2016/11/15/cbef295c-ab12-11e6-8410-7613f8c1dae8_story.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Foreign journalists working in China face increased harassment
The Guardian, November 15, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2016/nov/15/foreign-journalists-working-in-china-face-increased-harassment

Chinese state media CEO challenges Tencent’s power over online news
Global Voices, November 15, 2016
https://globalvoices.org/2016/11/15/chinese-state-media-ceo-challenges-tencents-power-over-online-news/

Chinese media praise Trump’s “experience and ideology”
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2046302/chinese-media-praise-trumps-experience-and-ideology

New law, slowing sales take shine off China’s box office
Asia Times, November 15, 2016
http://www.atimes.com/article/new-law-slowing-sales-take-shine-off-chinas-box-office/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

“We have a fake election”: China disrupts local campaigns
The New York Times, November 16, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/16/world/asia/beijing-china-local-elections.html

中国将开世界互联网大会 维权人士被跨省稳控 (China to hold World Internet Conference, rights defenders across provinces under strict control)
Radio Free Asia, November 15, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/yf2-11152016104658.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese leadership sending “confusing” messages over reform of state-owned enterprises: China watcher
South China Morning Post, November 16, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2046500/chinese-leadership-sending-confusing-messages-over-reform-state

China holds officials to account for sloppy environmental efforts
Voice of America, November 15, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/a/china-pollution/3597961.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong court bans pro-independence politicians from office
The Guardian, November 15, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/15/hong-kong-bans-pro-democracy-politicians-after-beijing-rewrites-oath-law

Related:
“Elections are meaningless”: Elected localist duo to appeal against court ruling barring them from legislature
Hong Kong Free Press, November 15, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/15/breaking-elected-localist-duo-to-appeal-against-hong-kong-court-ruling-barring-them-from-legislature/

Judgment: Between The Chief Executive of the HKSAR (1st Plaintiff) Secretary for Justice (2nd Plaintiff) and Yau Wai China (1st Defendant), Sixtus Leung Chung Hang (2nd Defendant), President of the Legislative Council
The High Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Court of First Instance, November 15, 2016
http://legalref.judiciary.gov.hk/lrs/common/search/search_result_detail_frame.jsp?DIS=106799&QS=%2B&TP=JU

Press Summary: Constitutional and Administrative Law List. No. 185 of 2016 and Miscellaneous Proceedings No. 2819 of 2016.
新聞摘要: 憲法及行政訴訟2016年第185號及雜項案件2016年第2819號。 本摘要由高等法院司法助理擬備,並非判決書的一部分。
The High Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Court of First Instance, November 15, 2016
EN: http://legalref.judiciary.gov.hk/doc/judg/html/vetted/other/en/2016/HCAL000185A_2016_files/HCAL000185A_2016ES.htm
CH: http://legalref.judiciary.gov.hk/doc/judg/html/vetted/other/en/2016/HCAL000185A_2016_files/HCAL000185A_2016CS.htm

香港活動人士黃之鋒將在新加坡研討會發言 (Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong to speak at a forum in Singapore)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 16, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2016/11/161116_hongkong_joshua_wong_singapore

朱經緯涉毆途人兩年未定是否檢控 黎棟國指律政司一直與警溝通 現不宜評論 (No charge yet two years after former superintendent Franklin Chu allegedly beat passers-by, Security Sec Lai Tung-kwok refuses to comment at this stage while DOJ has been communicating with the police)
Ming Pao, November 16, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161116/s00001/1479278259831

Commentary (评论)

China’s great leap backward
The Atlantic, December 2016
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/12/chinas-great-leap-backward/505817/

Facebook, Microsoft, LinkedIn and others must resist China’s Orwellian vision of the Internet
Hong Kong Free Press, November 16, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/16/facebook-microsoft-linkedin-and-others-must-resist-chinas-orwellian-vision-of-the-internet/

【梁游敗訴】評法院梁游宣誓案判辭(文:任建峰) (Progressive Lawyers Group Kevin Yam on the Court’s ruling over localist duo’s oath taking)
Ming Pao, November 16, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161116/s00022/1479258162674