Friday, February 17, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

权平涉煽颠案开庭 律师被解聘法院封锁消息 (“Inciting subversion” case against Quan Ping opens, defense lawyers “fired” and court blocks off information)
Mingpao, February 16, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-02152017120309.html

Related:
Chinese activist stands trial for subversion over “Xitler” t-shirt
Radio Free Asia, February 15, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/teeshirt-trial-02152017123713.html

Human rights lawyer swept up in “709 crackdown” to face court in Tianjin for subversion
South China Morning Post, February 16, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2071188/709-lawyer-face-court-tianjin-subversion

Related:
「709大圍捕」維權律師王全璋涉顛覆國家政權被起訴 (“709 Crackdown” rights defense lawyer Wang Quanzhang formally charged with “inciting subversion of state power”)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 15, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1313766-20170215.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

Why smog-reading apps pose a threat to Chinese authorities
South China Morning Post, February 16, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2071359/why-smog-reading-apps-may-pose-threat-chinese-authorities

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China “eliminating civil society” by targeting human rights activists – report
The Guardian, February 16, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/16/china-eliminating-civil-society-by-targeting-human-rights-activists-report

Related:
“They Target My Human Rights Work as a Crime”: Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (2016)
Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD), February 2017
https://www.nchrd.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/annual-report.pdf

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

「兩套班子」治疆 維穩發展齊抓 (Xinjiang Party Secretary Chen Quanguo says 2 teams will govern the region: one focused on stability maintenance and the other development)
Mingpao, February 16, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20170216/s00013/1487181992153

新疆通報7網上傳播暴恐信息案 (Xinjiang authorities reportedly bust 7 cases of individuals spreading terrorist information online)
Mingpao, February 16, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20170216/s00013/1487181991794

Related:
Xinjiang busts seven cases of illegal, extremist online content
Global Times, February 15, 2017
http://english.sina.com/china/s/2017-02-15/detail-ifyamkzq1320292.shtml

Hong Kong (香港)

Police chief expresses sadness over conviction of seven officers, mentions appeal mechanism
Hong Kong Free Press, February 16, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/02/16/police-chief-expresses-sadness-conviction-seven-officers-mentions-appeal-mechanism/

全國政協界別51名選委一致提名林鄭月娥為特首候選人 (All 51 election committee members in Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference sector decide to nominate Carrie Lam)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 15, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1313765-20170215.htm

曾鈺成質疑林鄭「新」政綱:今日的娥打倒昨日的娥? (Jasper Tsang expresses doubt over Carrie Lam’s “new” platform: Carrie Lam contradicting herself?)
Mingpao, February 16, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170216/s00001/1487204675700

泛民推雷霆救兵 留票保曾胡入閘 (Pan-democrats have new plan to get both John Tsang and Woo Kwok-hing nominated)
Mingpao, February 16, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20170216/s00002/1487181909067