Friday, December 09, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

What happened to China's arrested rights lawyers?
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 9, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38250590

Tibetans given long jail terms for celebrating Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday
Hong Kong Free Press, December 8, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/12/08/tibetans-given-long-jail-terms-celebrating-dalai-lamas-80th-birthday/

Xi Jinping T-shirt activist confirmed held in Northeast China Detention Center
Radio Free Asia, December 8, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/xi-jinping-tshirt-activist-confirmed-held-in-northeast-china-detention-center-12082016110338.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Oscar push for documentary puts Chinese activist “Hooligan Sparrow” in the spotlight
South China Morning Post, December 9, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2053044/oscar-push-documentary-puts-chinese-activist-spotlight

China imposes hefty fines for fake or harmful news in Xinjiang
Reuters, December 8, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-xinjiang-idUSKBN13X17R

China's Xi calls for universities' allegiance to the Communist Party
Reuters, December 9, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-education-idUSKBN13Y0B5

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

藏人组织:藏区又发生抗议自焚事件 (Free Tibet: Another protester self-immolates)
Voice of America, December 9, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/protesters-call-for-freedom-20161208/3628505.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China vows to punish local government officials for forging economic data
South China Morning Post, December 8, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2052949/china-vows-punish-local-government-officials-forging

Song Lin, former chairman of China Resources, is formally charged with corruption
South China Morning Post, December 8, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2052971/song-lin-former-chairman-china-resources-formally

2 ex-Chinese diplomats charged with running forced-labor ring
The New York Times, December 8, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/08/nyregion/2-ex-chinese-diplomats-charged-forced-labor-ring.html

U.S. lawmakers, Chinese dissidents ask Trump to pressure Beijing on rights
Voice of America, December 8, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/a/china-us-relations-trump-pressure-dissidents-branstad/3628824.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China universities must become Communist party “strongholds,” says Xi Jinping
The Guardian, December 9, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/09/china-universities-must-become-communist-party-strongholds-says-xi-jinping

Hong Kong (香港)

北京不同意 梁振英悵然宣布不競選連任 (Without endorsement from Beijing, CY Leung will not seek re-election)
Radio France Internationale, December 9, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/中國/20161209-北京不同意-梁振英悵然宣布不競選連任

Related:
Almost 70% Hongkongers oppose re-election of CY Leung, Democratic Party poll suggests
Hong Kong Free Press, December 9, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/12/09/almost-70-hongkongers-oppose-re-election-cy-leung-democratic-party-poll-suggests/

【短片:朱經緯涉打人】投訴警察課擬以濫權代毆打指控 黎棟國:雙方就證據交換意見正常不過 ([Former superintendent Franklin Chu’s alleged violence] Complaints Against Police Office changes “assault” allegation to less serious “unauthorized use of authority,” Security Sec Lai Tung-kwok says exchange of opinions between CAPO and its watchdog IPCC is simply normal)
Ming Pao, December 8, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161208/s00001/1481189843563

被取消議員資格梁頌恆收附刀片恐嚇信 (Ousted lawmaker Baggio Leung receives death threat with blade in post)
Radio France Internationale, December 9, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/政治/20161208-被取消議員資格梁頌恆收附刀片恐嚇信

港自決派黃台仰將赴台 與台獨組織交流 (Advocate of self-determination Wong Toi-yeung goes to Taiwan and will exchange with Taiwanese independence organization)
Radio France Internationale, December 9, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/中國/20161209-港自決派黃台仰將赴台-與台獨組織交流

Commentary (评论)

Time’s up: China must release imprisoned lawyer Wang Quanzhang
Hong Kong Free Press, December 9, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/12/09/times-china-must-release-imprisoned-lawyer-wang-quanzhang/

請梁振英不連任 為香港做一件好事(文:尹兆堅) (Pray that CY Leung won’t re-elect, for the good of Hong Kong)
Ming Pao, December 9, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161209/s00022/1481246948571

如何面對不流血的政治謀殺?(文:黎恩灝) (How to handle bloodless political murders?)
Ming Pao, December 9, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161209/s00022/1481245069844

中国能否成为国际气候治理领袖? (Can China be international climate leader?)
The Financial Times, December 9, 2016
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001070490?full=y

Access to Justice (司法公正)

最高法:涉家暴离婚案, 未成年子女一般不判给施暴方 (Supreme People's Court: In divorce cases involving domestic violence, custody of minors will not usually be given to perpetrator)
China News, December 1, 2016
http://www.chinanews.com/sh/2016/12-01/8080707.shtml

习近平对“五四宪法”历史资料陈列馆作出重要指示强调, 普及宪法知识增强宪法意识弘扬宪法精神推动宪法实施 (Xi Jinping at exhibition of historical materials on the "1954 Constitution": emphasizes popularizing constitutional knowledge, strengthening constitutional awareness, enriching constitutional spirit, and promoting constitutional implementation)
Legal Daily, December 5, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20161205/Articel01002GN.htm

Related:
1954 Constitution of the People's Republic of China
Human Rights in China, December 5, 2016
http://www.hrichina.org/en/1954-constitution-peoples-republic-china

Human Rights Watch: Abolish inter-party secret detentions
China Digital Times, December 6, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/12/human-rights-watch-abolish-inter-party-secret-detention-system/

China to try top human rights lawyer, delays three other cases
Radio Free Asia, December 7, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/delays-12072016122907.html

Seven Tibetans handed long jail terms by Chinese court
Radio Free Asia, December 7, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/jail-12072016130024.html

Draft law expands Chinese police discretion on gun use
Voice of America, December 7, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/a/draft-law-expands-chinese-police-discretion-on-gun-use/3626762.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

“Hostile foreign website”: 64 Tianwang volunteers questioned after founder’s disappearance
Hong Kong Free Press, December 7, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/12/07/hostile-foreign-website-64-tianwang-volunteers-questioned-after-founders-disappearance/

China shuts down thousands of live stream accounts
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 7, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38232602

China statistics head acknowledges false data problems
Financial Times, December 8, 2016
https://www.ft.com/content/0361c1a4-bcfe-11e6-8b45-b8b81dd5d080

Government Accountability (政府问责)

“警察法”修订草案公开征求意见, 首次提出袭警处理 ("Police Law" draft Amendment open for public consultation, incorporates handling attacks on police for 1st time)
CCTV Online, December 5, 2016
www.ce.cn/xwzx/gnsz/gdxw/201612/05/t20161205_18393631.shtml

最高法:聂树斌案不排除指供和诱供的可能 (Supreme People's Court: Nie Shubin case does not rule out possibility of trapping or inducing people to making false confessions)
Beijing News, December 5, 2016
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2016-12-02/doc-ifxyicnf1404693.shtml

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China “willing to work with Trump on cybersecurity”
South China Morning Post, December 8, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2052881/china-willing-work-trump-cybersecurity

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong ombudsman: Government should stop stonewalling digital news outlets
The Diplomat, December 7, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/12/hong-kong-ombudsman-government-should-stop-stonewalling-digital-news-outlets/

Daniel Lee, independent bookseller in Hong Kong: “Our future looks very grim”
Deutsche Welle, December 6, 2016
http://www.dw.com/en/daniel-lee-independent-bookseller-in-hong-kong-our-future-looks-very-grim/a-36639482

廉署成民望最低紀律部隊 比駐港解放軍還差 (Hong Kong corruption watchdog ICAC rated worst among disciplined services, even less popular than People’s Liberation Army)
Radio France Internationale, December 7, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/政治/20161207-廉署成民望最低紀律部隊-比駐港解放軍還差

Commentary (评论)

當梁振英稱呼你為「朋友」(文﹕蔡子強) (When CY Leung calls you “friend”)
Ming Pao, December 8, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161208/s00022/1481163410440