Friday, February 03, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Tibetan singer is freed from prison after serving four-year term
Radio Free Asia, February 2, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/freed-02022017154603.html

国际社会掀起声援中国被捕律师潮 (Wave of support from international community for detained lawyers in China)
Radio Free Asia, February 2, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-02022017105102.html

Related:
Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, January 23, 2017
http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-defenders-and-international-reactions-brief-chronology

Access to Information (信息公开)

Online criticism of China's New Year state TV gala disappears
Radio Free Asia, February 2, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/online-criticism-of-chinas-new-year-state-tv-gala-disappears-02022017115908.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese officials use hotlines to take the public’s pulse
The Economist, February 4, 2017
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21716062-so-why-are-there-so-many-protests-chinese-officials-use-hotlines-take-publics-pulse

Hong Kong (香港)

University of Hong Kong chief Peter Mathieson resigns; will leave city to head University of Edinburgh
Hong Kong Free Press, February 2, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/02/02/breaking-university-hong-kong-vice-chancellor-peter-mathieson-resigns/

Related:
辭任港大校長 馬斐森「抱歉」 函師生祝續享言論自由 (After resignation as vice-chancellor of University of Hong Kong, Mathieson sends “apology” email to staff and students, hopes students continue to enjoy freedom of speech)
Mingpao, February 3, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20170203/s00001/1486058512437

馮敬恩指馬斐森任內對港大問題沒有好好處理 (Billy Fung: Mathieson did not handle problems of University of Hong Kong well during his term)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 3, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1311356-20170203.htm

張達明憂李國章主持下遴選新校長 港大不能維持多元 (Eric Cheung worries about maintaining diversity in University of Hong Kong under Arthur Li’s lead to elect new vice-chancellor)
Mingpao, February 3, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170203/s00001/1486084424254

A billionaire’s disappearance rattles Hong Kong
The Economist, February 4, 2017
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21716054-chinese-agents-may-have-crossed-line-again-billionaires-disappearance-rattles-hong-kong

Commentary (评论)

Liaoning high court looks into labor issues in bankruptcy
Supreme People’s Court Monitor, February 3, 2017
https://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/2017/02/03/liaoning-high-court-looks-into-labor-issues-in-bankruptcy/

China’s Xi is no answer to Trump
Quartz, February 1, 2017
https://qz.com/898504/chinas-xi-is-no-answer-to-trump/