Thursday, January 12, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Hangzhou pastor who opposed cross removal arrested for embezzlement again
Hong Kong Free Press, January 11, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/01/11/hangzhou-pastor-opposed-cross-removal-arrested-embezzlement/

Access to Information (信息公开)

China to merge state media for stronger voice in financial news
Reuters, January 11, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-media-idUSKBN14V17B

Government orders Chinese air quality app to limit readings
Sixth Tone, January 11, 2017
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/government-tells-chinese-air-quality-app-%E2%80%98reform%E2%80%99

履行气候协议,中国还没有作出表率
China wants to be a climate change watchdog, but can it lead by example?
The New York Times, January 11, 2017
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170111/china-wants-to-be-a-climate-change-watchdog-but-cant-yet-lead-by-example/
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/10/world/asia/china-wants-to-be-a-climate-change-watchdog-but-cant-yet-lead-by-example.html

China is scrubbing outspoken Taiwan and Hong Kong celebrities from its streaming services
Quartz, January 11, 2017
https://qz.com/882724/china-is-scrubbing-outspoken-taiwan-and-hong-kong-celebrities-from-its-streaming-services/

China, fanning patriotism, adds 6 years to war with Japan in history books
The New York Times, January 11, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/11/world/asia/china-japan-textbooks-war.html

Related:
中国教育部要求中小学课本改称“十四年抗战” (Ministry of Education demands schools rewrite text books to read “14-Year War”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 10, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-38566194

刘飞跃逮捕通知书曝光 国际人权组织吁中国保证其羁押中权利 (Liu Feiyue’s arrest notice surfaces, international human rights organizations urge China to guarantee his rights during detention)
Radio Free Asia, January 11, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-01112017102616.html

Related:
中国人权:中国维权大事记(2016年11月21日—12月4日)(HRIC: Major developments on China rights defense (November 21 –December 4, 2016))
Human Rights in China, December 7, 2016
http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-ren-quan-shuang-zhou-kan/zhong-guo-ren-quan-zhong-guo-wei-quan-da-shi-ji-2016nian-11yue-0

Government Accountability (政府问责)

去年26名中管干部被开除党籍 超七成涉对抗组织审查 (26 cadres managed by central government expelled last year, over 70% of cases involved resisting Party investigation)
People’s Daily, January 11, 2017
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2017/0111/c1001-29013953.html

吳玉良:黨國監督均在黨領導下進行 不存在獨立監督 (Wu Yuliang: The Party carries out and leads supervision of both the Party and the state, independent supervision does not exist)
Radio Television Hong Kong, January 9, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1306584-20170109.htm

Over 6,200 CPC members held accountable for undesirable work styles
Xinhua, January 11, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-01/11/c_135974340.htm

Corruption runs through flood-ravaged Yangtze village
Sixth Tone, January 11, 2017
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/flood-petty-corruption-pushes-paizhou-farmers-protest

China detains 720, imposes $21.8 million of fines in pollution crackdown: media
Reuters, January 11, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-pollution-idUSKBN14W07H

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

中国二维码应用被国外标准垄断 信息安全问题频发 (Application of QR codes in China monopolized by foreign standards, information security issues abound)
Economic Information Daily, January 12, 2017
http://www.chinanews.com/it/2017/01-12/8121342.shtml#zw_cyhd

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

Beijing’s ban puts stop to Pokemon Go in China
South China Morning Post, January 11, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2061283/beijings-ban-puts-stop-pokemon-go-china

Hong Kong (香港)

Report: Hong Kong human rights situation worst since 1997
The Diplomat, January 11, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/01/report-hong-kong-human-rights-situation-worst-since-1997/

Related:
China a month late in submitting Hong Kong human rights update to UN—report
Hong Kong Free Press, January 11, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/01/11/china-a-month-late-in-submitting-hong-kong-human-rights-update-to-un-report/

中国仍未向联合国提交香港人权报告 (China has yet to submit to the U.N. a progress report on implementation of Convention Against Torture in Hong Kong)
Radio Free Asia, January 11, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/ml1-01112017102757.html

Protesters rally at police HQ, urge investigation of airport assault on lawmaker Nathan Law
Hong Kong Free Press, January 12, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/01/12/protesters-rally-at-police-hq-urge-investigation-of-airport-assault-on-lawmaker-nathan-law/

Hong Kong no. 2 official resigns with eye on becoming next city leader: media
Reuters, January 12, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-politics-idUSKBN14W0EG