Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Xinjiang court upholds “extraordinarily harsh” 19-year sentence for outspoken writer Zhang Haitao
Hong Kong Free Press, November 29, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/29/xinjiang-court-upholds-extraordinarily-harsh-19-year-sentence-for-outspoken-writer-zhang-haitao/

Fears grow over fate of “disappeared” Chinese rights lawyer
Radio Free Asia, November 28, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/fears-11282016122339.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

A Pulitzer winner is giving away her book in Chinese because the topic scared off publishers
Quartz, November 28, 2016
http://qz.com/846694/pulitzer-winner-mei-fong-is-giving-away-her-book-on-the-one-child-policy-in-chinese-because-the-topic-scared-off-publishers/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

南蒙古人权信息中心代表在联合国论坛发言 被中国打断 (Speech of Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center representative at UN forum interrupted by China for the reason of separatism and infringement of Chinese sovereignty and territorial integrity)
Radio Free Asia, November 28, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/zl-11282016135550.html

New U.N. chief, in China, calls for human rights respect
Reuters, November 28, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-un-idUSKBN13N0TV

Related:
Chinese police detain, beat petitioners as U.N. chief calls for rights protection
Radio Free Asia, November 28, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/protection-11282016150802.html

China takes a chain saw to a center of Tibetan Buddhism
The New York Times, November 28, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/28/world/asia/china-takes-a-chain-saw-to-a-center-of-tibetan-buddhism.html

China steps up protection of property rights
Channel NewsAsia, November 27, 2016
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-steps-up-protection-of-property-rights/3322836.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s new tool for social control: A credit rating for everything
The Wall Street Journal, November 28, 2016
http://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-new-tool-for-social-control-a-credit-rating-for-everything-1480351590

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

Beijing demands Singapore abide by “one-China” principle after military vehicles seized in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, November 28, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2049769/beijing-demands-singapore-abide-one-china-principle

Religious extremism is spreading to inland China: Official
Channel NewsAsia, November 28, 2016
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/religious-extremism-is-spreading-to-inland-china-official/3325004.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Chris Patten to students: Hong Kong is not a nation state, do not deceive yourself
South China Morning Post, November 28, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/2049866/chris-patten-students-hong-kong-not-nation-state-do-not-deceive

Related:
彭定康指港獨以為三五年可以推翻共產黨是自欺欺人 (Chris Patten on Hong Kong independence: If you think you can overthrow the Communist Party in the next two to five years, you are deceiving yourself)
Radio France Internationale, November 29, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/中國/20161129-彭定康指港獨以為三五年可以推翻共產黨是自欺欺人

彭定康:香港自決不會發生 普選才是港人應得且會發生 (Chris Patten: Self-determination will not happen, universal suffrage is what Hong Kong people deserve and realistically possible)
Ming Pao, November 28, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161128/s00001/1480341078070

黨報:香港譽為「食品安全港」因內地把好關 (State media: Hong Kong’s reputation as a “food safety port” is thanks to China’s good guard)
Ming Pao, November 29, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161129/s00001/1480386241569

Commentary (评论)

The “mainlandization” of our courts? A very unusual Hong Kong appeal hearing
Hong Kong Free Press, November 29, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/29/mainlandisation-courts-unusual-hong-kong-appeal-hearing/

Should Facebook self-censor to enter the Chinese market?
ChinaFile, November 28, 2016
http://www.chinafile.com/conversation/should-facebook-self-censor-enter-chinese-market

Are Beijing loyalists really ready for modern Chinese history to be taught to all Hong Kong students?
South China Morning Post, November 28, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2049729/are-beijing-loyalists-really-ready-modern-chinese-history-be

Stuck at the bottom in China
The New York Times, November 28, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/28/opinion/stuck-at-the-bottom-in-china.html

文革後期的三大疑案 (Three mysteries of post-Cultural Revolution period)
Radio France Internationale, November 28, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/中國/20161128-文革後期的三大疑案

Access to Justice (司法公正)

128 days in “China’s Guantanamo”: writer tells of secret detention after Occupy Central visit
South China Morning Post, November 28, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2049621/128-days-chinas-guantanamo-writer-tells-secret

Access to Information (信息公开)

The world according to a CCTV journalist based in London
China Change, November 27, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/11/27/the-world-according-to-a-cctv-journalist-based-in-london/

Will new censorship kill Chinese filmmaking?
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 26, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-38105042

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

How China blocks independent candidates in its “democratic” elections
Hong Kong Free Press, November 26, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/26/china-blocks-independent-candidates-democratic-elections/

Millennial workers force factory rethink in China
Financial Times, November 27, 2016
https://www.ft.com/content/f5916282-b078-11e6-9c37-5787335499a0

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Who’s the next UN chief and why is he visiting China this week?
South China Morning Post, November 28, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2049734/whos-next-un-chief-and-why-he-visiting-china-week

With its corruption crackdown, China is also stamping out innovation
Hong Kong Free Press, November 26, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/26/corruption-crackdown-china-also-stamping-innovation/

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

China’s Muslims urged to resist extremism
South China Morning Post, November 27, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2049616/chinas-muslims-urged-resist-extremism

首所反恐學院 學員新疆特訓 (Students in the first counterterrorism college sent to Xinjiang for training)
Sing Tao Daily, November 25, 2016
https://www.singtaousa.com/969933/post-首所反恐學院-學員新疆特訓/

Hong Kong (香港)

彭定康承認當年推動民主不力冀倫敦幫港人“更大聲”發言 (Chris Patten admits that more democratization could have been done by colonial government, wishes London to “speak louder” for Hong Kong people)
Radio France Internationale, November 28, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/政治/20161128-彭定康承認當年推動民主不力冀倫敦幫港人“更大聲”發言

Related:
前港督:港獨不可能發生但管治不善讓人民走向極端 (Ex-governor Chris Patten: Hong Kong independence will not happen, misgovernance pushes people to the extreme)
Radio France Internationale, November 26, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/中國/20161126-前港督:港獨不可能發生但管治不善讓人民走向極端

彭定康香港演讲指责“港独” 《环时》斥其“另有意图” (Chris Patten criticizes independence movements in a speech in Hong Kong, Global Times denounces him for his “hidden agenda”)
Radio Free Asia, November 27, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/yf1-11272016104644.html

彭定康講辭中文版全文——善治:民為貴 (Chris Patten’s full speech in Chinese)
InMedia HK, November 26, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1046084

黨報引調查:港近九成小學生講普通話機會少 (State media quotes study saying majority of Hong Kong primary schools offer few opportunities to speak Putonghua)
Ming Pao, November 26, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161126/s00001/1480119618620

What the people who voted for Hong Kong’s Youngspiration pair think now
South China Morning Post, November 27, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2049328/what-people-who-voted-hong-kongs-youngspiration-pair-think-now

Oath row: Basic Law trumps common law, judge says, as Youngspiration appeal LegCo ousting
Hong Kong Free Press, November 24, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/24/basic-law-trumps-common-law-judge-says-youngspiration-appeal-oath-row/

Commentary (评论)

The Guardian view on independence for Hong Kong: made in Beijing
The Guardian, November 25, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/nov/25/the-guardian-view-on-independence-for-hong-kong-made-in-beijing

100 Women 2016: Hong Kong's celebrity democracy rebel
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 25, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-38094579

Forget history lessons, in age of Facebook here’s why Hong Kong’s young are turning their backs on Beijing
South China Morning Post, November 26, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2049315/forget-history-lessons-age-facebook-heres-why-hong-kongs-young

Chris Patten is wrong to think Hong Kongers will get full democracy if they just follow Beijing’s script
Hong Kong Free Press, November 27, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/27/chris-patten-is-wrong-to-think-hongkongers-will-get-full-democracy-if-they-just-follow-beijings-script/