Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

六四伤残者齐志勇肾衰竭送院抢救 (Qi Zhiyong, disabled 1989 democracy activist, hospitalized with kidney failure)
Radio Free Asia, January 7, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ml1-01072017133125.html

No Nobel outreach program with China because it “jails” Laureates
The Hindu, January 9, 2017
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/No-Nobel-outreach-programme-with-China-because-it-%E2%80%98jails%E2%80%99-Laureates/article17012948.ece

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese professor sacked after criticizing Mao online
Reuters, January 10, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-mao-idUSKBN14U0EG

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

北方雾霾全面南下 网民创作“霾人”被广传 (As smog spreads from Beijing to southern China, netizens circulate a "smog person" on social media)
Radio Free Asia, January 9, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/xl3-01092017104033.html

Related:
雾霾笼罩的冬天,中国人这样度过 (Chinese defy pollution, a stubborn visitor)
The New York Times, January 9, 2017
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170109/china-smog-pollution/dual/

乌坎关注组发起联署签名 呼吁释放被捕村民 (Wukan Concern Group launches joint signature calling for the release of arrested villagers)
Radio Free Asia, January 7, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-01092017104115.html

民政部办公厅关于《社会组织抽查暂行办法(征求意见稿)》公开征求意见的通知 (Ministry of Civil Affairs of PRC Notice Regarding Solicitation of Comments on Provisional Measures on the Random Inspections of Social Organizations (Draft for solicitation of comments))
Ministry of Civil Affairs, January 3, 2017
http://www.mca.gov.cn/article/zwgk/tzl/201701/20170100002847.shtml

Related:
Provisional Measures on the Random Inspections of Social Organizations (Draft for solicitation of comments)
China Law Translate, January 9, 2017
http://bit.ly/2idHqF5

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China combats corruption within anti-corruption agency
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 9, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-38551841

中纪委开会:前有反腐大片 后有满意民调 (7th Plenary session of 18th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection: opinion poll shows 90% of Chinese citizens satisfied with government’s anticorruption work)
Deutsche Welle, January 7, 2017
http://bit.ly/2iasdBr

中国3年抓回外逃贪官2566人 (In 3 years, China brings back 2566 corrupt officials who fled the country)
Radio France Internationale, January 9, 2017
http://rfi.my/2ichGsN

China’s graft watchdog confirms investigations of former civil affairs minister and deputy
South China Morning Post, January 9, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2060577/chinas-graft-watchdog-confirms-investigations-former

After One-Child Policy, outrage at China’s offer to remove IUDs
开放二胎后中国为女性“取环”,引发众怒
The New York Times, January 9, 2017
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170109/after-one-child-policy-outrage-at-chinas-offer-to-remove-iuds/dual/

中国环保部长陈吉宁就大面积雾霾道歉 “冬季污染基本无改善 (Minister of Environmental Protection Chen Jining apologizes for vast areas of smog saying "there has been little improvement in winter pollution")
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 7, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-38539787

Choked by smog, Beijing creates new environmental police
Associated Press, January 8, 2017
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/choked-by-smog-beijing-creates-new-environmental-police/2017/01/07/c87dc034-d552-11e6-9651-54a0154cf5b3_story.html

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

China tightens Xinjiang border amid rising terrorist threats
Associated Press, January 10, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2060837/china-tightens-xinjiang-border-amid-rising-terrorist

Hong Kong (香港)

Joshua Wong under close police protection in Taiwan after failed assault attempt
Straits Times, January 7, 2017
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/joshua-wong-under-close-police-protection-in-taiwan-after-failed-assault-attempt

Related:
黃之鋒來台參加座談 暴力黑衣人竟揮拳要打人 (Unidentified persons attempt to beat Joshua Wong as he arrives in Taiwan for a conference)
Apple Daily, January 10, 2017
http://www.appledaily.com.tw/realtimenews/article/new/20170107/1029911/

Pro-democracy lawmaker says violent attack at Hong Kong airport was “coordinated” and “not isolated”
Hong Kong Free Press, January 9, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/01/09/pro-democracy-lawmaker-says-violent-attack-at-hong-kong-airport-was-coordinated-and-not-isolated/

Hong Kong's legal elite voice autonomy fears after China intervention
Reuters, January 9, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-law-idUSKBN14T1FZ