Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“We bear witness; We keep the faith”: A New Year’s message from the Chinese Human Rights Lawyers Group
China Change, January 2, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/01/02/we-bear-witness-we-keep-the-faith-a-new-years-message-from-the-chinese-human-rights-lawyers-group/

Related:
中国人权律师、劳工等各界发表新年献词 (Chinese human rights lawyers, labor groups publish New Year’s message)
Radio Free Asia, January 2, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-01022017112309.html

Chinese transgender man wins landmark wrongful dismissal case
The Guardian, January 3, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jan/03/transgender-man-in-china-wins-wrongful-dismissal-case

Father of detained China activist Jiang Tianyong attempts to sue state-run papers for defamation
Hong Kong Free Press, January 3, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/01/03/father-detained-china-activist-jiang-tianyong-attempts-sue-state-run-papers-defamation/

Related:
江天勇父亲申请政府信息公开 陈进学再起诉《法制日报》《检察日报》(Jiang Tianyong’s father applies for open government information disclosure, Chen Jinxue again sues Legal Daily and People’s Procuratorate Daily)
Radio Free Asia, January 2, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-01022017102129.html

A human rights activist, a secret prison and a tale from Xi Jinping's new China
The Guardian, January 3, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/03/human-rights-activist-peter-dahlin-secret-black-prison-xi-jinpings-new-china

Access to Information (信息公开)

The making of a good Party reporter
China Media Project, January 3, 2017
http://cmp.hku.hk/2017/01/03/40076/

Award-winning Chinese human rights journalist: “This is a calling, not a career choice”
Varsity, January 2, 2017
https://globalvoices.org/2017/01/02/award-winning-chinese-human-rights-journalist-this-is-a-calling-not-a-career-choice/

Chinese trolls jumped the firewall to attack Taiwan’s president and military on Facebook
Quartz, January 3, 2017
http://qz.com/876614/chinese-trolls-jumped-the-firewall-to-attack-taiwans-military-and-president-tsai-ing-wen-on-facebook/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

New Chinese law tightens control over NGOs
Al Jazeera, January 2, 2017
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/01/china-ngo-law-170101083414954.html

Related:
Officials, police descend on Beijing NGO as new law takes effect
Radio Free Asia, January 2, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/ngo-law-01022017203301.html

专访:北京要让本土非政府组织取代国外NGO (Interview: Beijing wants local non-governmental organizations to replace foreign ones)
Deutsche Welle, January 2, 2017
http://bit.ly/2hMVdSx

China announces details of social credit system plan, deemed “Orwellian” by critics
Hong Kong Free Press, January 3, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/01/03/test-zone-proposed-for-chinas-orwellian-social-credit-system/

Chinese military veterans gather in Beijing to protest “broken promises”
Radio Free Asia, January 2, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/veterans-protest-01022017200052.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China clamps down on corrupt officials with 122 arrests this year
The Guardian, December 31, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/31/china-corruption-arrests-central-commission-for-discipline-inspection

How even as “the core”, Xi faces resistance from China’s local officials
South China Morning Post, December 31, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/opinion/article/2058273/how-even-core-xi-faces-resistance-chinas-local-officials

China to prosecute former senior spy catcher for graft
Reuters, December 30, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-security-idUSKBN14J0B0

China's CCTV launches global “soft power” media network to extend influence
Reuters, December 31, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-cctv-idUSKBN14K05N

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

Show of force in Xinjiang sends hardline message
South China Morning Post, January 3, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2058769/show-force-xinjiang-sends-hardline-message

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong New Year's Day pro-democracy protest draws crowds
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 1, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38485642

The bookseller’s decision
China Change, December 31, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/12/31/the-booksellers-decision/

China says Hong Kong must not be used to infiltrate or subvert mainland
Agence France-Presse, January 3, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/01/03/china-says-hong-kong-must-not-used-infiltrate-subvert-mainland/

Commentary (评论)

A Monkey King’s journey to the East
China Heritage, January 1, 2017
http://chinaheritage.net/journal/a-monkey-kings-journey-to-the-east/