Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Election day in Beijing
The Diplomat, November 23, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/11/election-day-in-beijing/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Economic contraction deepens in China’s corruption-hit Liaoning as all other provinces mark growth
South China Morning Post, November 22, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2048284/economic-contraction-deepens-chinas-corruption-hit-province

Chinese labor camp victim-turned-activist dies in police custody
Radio Free Asia, November 22, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/petitioner-deaths-11222016124905.html

人权观察:新疆当局令居民上交护照集中保管 (Human Rights Watch: Authorities in Xinjiang arbitrarily recall passports for “collective safekeeping”)
Voice of America, November 23, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/hrw-china-passports-20161122/3608092.html

Related:
China: Passports arbitrarily recalled in Xinjiang
Human Rights Watch, November 21, 2016
https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/11/21/china-passports-arbitrarily-recalled-xinjiang

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Facebook said to create censorship tool to get back into China
The New York Times, November 22, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/22/technology/facebook-censorship-tool-china.html

Microsoft’s Chinese chatbot encounters sensitive words
China Digital Times, November 22, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/11/microsofts-chinese-chatbot-encounters-sensitive-words/

China launches world’s longest quantum communication line
The Hindu, November 20, 2016
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/China-launches-world%E2%80%99s-longest-quantum-communication-line/article16668990.ece

Hong Kong (香港)

Law Society journal’s cover story featuring pro-Beijing lawmakers raises eyebrows
Hong Kong Free Press, November 23, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/23/law-society-journals-cover-story-featuring-pro-beijing-lawmakers-raises-eyebrows/

香港立法會通過成立專責委員會,調查廉署高層人事變動 (LegCo passes petition to form special committee to investigate staff shake-up at anti-graft agency ICAC)
The Initium, November 23, 2016
https://theinitium.com/article/20160713-dailynews-hongkong-icac/

Commentary (评论)

How Chinese feminists can inspire women to stand up to Trump
The Guardian, November 23, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2016/nov/23/how-chinese-feminists-can-inspire-women-to-stand-up-to-trump

中国正提升其在国际维和中的角色 (China is strengthening her role in international peacekeeping)
The Financial Times, November 23, 2016
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001070266