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

Access to Justice (司法公正)

曹建明在最高检党组会上强调: 探索建立中国特色公益诉讼制度 (Cao Jianming, Procurator-General of the Supreme People's Procuratorate, emphasizes exploring the establishment of a public interest litigation system with Chinese characteristics)
Legal Daily, November 18, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20161118/Articel01009GN.htm

2016年消保法公开征求意见:法律拟将不保护职业打假人 (The 2016 Consumer Protection Law Implementing Regulations are open for public comment: Law proposes removing professional counterfeiters from its protections)
CN Gold, November 18, 2016
https://perma.cc/X23T-CBTH

北京一精神病男子街头持铁链殴打路人 被强制医疗 (Mentally-ill Beijing man who used an iron chain to hit pedestrians is forcibly confined for medical treatment)
Zhangjiakou Online, November 18, 2016
https://perma.cc/9SLG-CTP9

U. S. government must intervene in Zhang Haitao’s case
China Change, November 21, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/11/21/u-s-government-must-intervene-in-zhang-haitaos-case/

Eight activists “disappear” in China's Shenzhen after police raid on dinner
Radio Free Asia, November 21, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/disappear-11212016105026.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

声援“占中”涉煽颠 孙峰获刑5年 (Occupy Central supporter Sun Feng charged with “inciting subversion of state power,” sentenced to five years)
Radio Free Asia, November 21, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-11212016104944.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

人权律师施压澳洲阻止中国“摘良心犯器官” (Rights lawyers urge Australian government to stop China from forceful organ transplants from prisoners of conscience)
Voice of America, November 22, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/news-activist-lawyar-condemn-china-organ-harvest20161121/3605696.html

U.S. says won't tolerate pressure from China on fugitive families
Reuters, November 21, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/uk-china-usa-corruption-idUSKBN13H066

Chinese villagers criticize officials for building new 1 million yuan office before paying debts on old office
South China Morning Post, November 22, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2048205/chinese-villagers-criticise-officials-building-new-1-million-yuan

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

网络反恐:豺狼来了有猎枪 (Internet counterterrorism: shotguns ready for coming wolves)
Sina News, November 18, 2016
https://perma.cc/5PES-C7UK

中企回应美媒“留后门”质疑:请尊重事实真相 (Shanghai IT Company responds to U.S. media’s suspicion of it leaving “backdoors" in its software: Please respect the real truth)
Global Times, November 18, 2016
https://perma.cc/KQV4-68EH

中国公司被指在安卓手机留“后门” (Chinese company accused of leaving a "backdoor" in Android cellphones)
The New York Times, November 16, 2016
http://cn.nytimes.com/world/20161116/china-phones-software-security/

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

孟建柱:中方愿与沙方加强反恐战略协调 (Meng Jianzhu, head of CPC Political and Legislative Affairs Committee: China hopes to strengthen counterterrorism strategic coordination with Saudi Arabia)
People's Daily, November 8, 2016
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2016/1108/c1001-28845488.html

陈文清出任国家安全部部长 (Chen Wenqing takes over as Minister of State Security)
Legal Daily, November 9, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20161109/Articel02003GN.htm

China orders residents of Xinjiang to attend weekly flag-raising ceremonies
Radio Free Asia, November 21, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/uyghur-controls-11212016124026.html

Hong Kong (香港)

C.Y. Leung criticized for using simplified Chinese characters in social media post
Hong Kong Free Press, November 21, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/21/cy-leung-criticised-using-simplified-chinese-characters-social-media-post/

Commentary (评论)

Dangers of China’s counter-terrorism law for Tibetans and Uyghurs
International Campaign for Tibet, November 15, 2016
https://www.savetibet.org/dangers-of-chinas-counter-terrorism-law-for-tibetans-and-uyghurs/

The world, and congress, have an interest in what happens In Hong Kong
Forbes, November 17, 2016
http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikegonzalez3/2016/11/17/the-world-and-congress-have-an-interest-in-what-happens-in-hong-kong/#78ddcde6470b

Oathgate will hurt Hong Kong democracy
Al Jazeera, November 21, 2016
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2016/11/oathgate-hurt-hong-kong-democracy-161120085542934.html

A retreat from TPP would empower China
The New York Times, November 21, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/21/opinion/a-retreat-from-tpp-would-empower-china.html

徐友渔:中国学术自由是文革以来最糟的 (Xu Youyu: Situation of academic freedom the worst since Cultural Revolution)
Voice of America, November 22, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/xu-youyu-20161121/3606071.html