Thursday, February 23, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“奥斯卡自由人权奖” 公布 709家属黄琦秦永敏等上榜 (Recipients for Oscar Award of Freedom And Human Rights in China include family of “709” victims, Huang Qi and Qing Yongmin)
Radio Free Asia, February 22, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-02222017104431.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Stuck in the middle
China Media Project, February 15, 2017
http://cmp.hku.hk/2017/02/15/stuck-in-the-middle/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese feminist group’s social media account suspended
中國女權組織「女權之聲」微博帳號被禁言
The New York Times, February 22, 2017
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/22/world/asia/china-feminist-weibo.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170223/china-feminist-weibo/zh-hant/

Plans to build four new nuclear power plants in China's Henan spark outcry
Radio Free Asia, February 21, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/nuclear-protest-02212017124518.html

The future of NGOs in U.S.-China relations
The Diplomat, February 22, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/02/the-future-of-ngos-in-us-china-relations/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

葛文秀律师起诉长沙警察刑讯谢阳 (Lawyer Ge Wenxiu brings case against Changsha police for torture against Xie Yang)
Radio Free Asia, February 22, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-02222017121938.html

Chinese president Xi Jinping has vowed to lead the “new world order”
Quartz, February 22, 2017
https://qz.com/916382/chinese-president-xi-jinping-has-vowed-to-lead-the-new-world-order/

China safety boss sacked over Tianjin blasts jailed for corruption
South China Morning Post, February 22, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2073003/china-safety-boss-sacked-over-tianjin-blasts-jailed-corruption

China's Hukou reforms and the urbanization challenge
The Diplomat, February 22, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/02/chinas-hukou-reforms-and-the-urbanization-challenge/

Aspiring village chief nabbed for virtual vote buying
Sixth Tone, February 21, 2017
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/aspiring-village-chief-nabbed-virtual-vote-buying

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

Chinese troops stage show of force in Xinjiang and vow to “relentlessly beat” separatists
The Guardian, February 20, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/20/chinese-troops-stage-show-of-force-in-xinjiang-and-vow-to-relentlessly-beat-separatists

Related:
Chinese city in restive Xinjiang offers huge rewards for anti-terror tips
South China Morning Post, February 22, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2073051/chinese-city-restive-xinjiang-offers-huge-rewards-anti

Hong Kong (香港)

Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang jailed for corruption
The Guardian, February 22, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/22/former-hong-kong-leader-donald-tsang-jailed-corruption

33,000 gather in support of Hong Kong officers jailed for beating up Occupy protester Ken Tsang
South China Morning Post, February 22, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/2073069/mass-meeting-police-support-hong-kong-officers-jailed-beating-occupy

Related:
三万多港人参加示威 支持七名被判刑警察 (Over 30,000 people participate in rally in support of 7 convicted police officers)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 23, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-39058556

指有「半個警隊」出席集會 陳祖光:7警必上訴 要洗脫罪名堂堂正正回家 (Chan Cho-kwong: “Half of the police force” attended the rally, the 7 police officers must appeal and return home with a clean name)
Mingpao, February 22, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170222/s00001/1487770046274

Pro-Beijing, anti-CY Leung paper Sing Pao says management has received “serious threats”, website attacked
Hong Kong Free Press, February 22, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/02/22/pro-beijing-anti-cy-leung-paper-sing-pao-says-management-received-serious-threats-website-attacked/

信报引述董建华指如曾俊华当选中央不会任命 (Tung Chee-hua says John Tsang may not be appointed even if he wins as Hong Kong Economic Journal reports)
Radio France Internationale, February 22, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170222-信报引述董建华指如曾俊华当选中央不会任命

Commentary (评论)

“We the Workers”: New film depicts crackdown on China’s labor advocates
Agence France-Presse, February 22, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/02/22/workers-new-film-depicts-crackdown-chinas-labour-advocates/

We must resist until China gives Hong Kong a say in our future
The Guardian, February 23, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/23/we-must-resist-until-china-gives-hong-kong-a-say-in-our-future

Access to Justice (司法公正)

被关押的维权网站“六四天网”创办人黄琦病状堪忧 (“64 Tianwang” founder Huang Qi’s health declines in prison, family expresses worries)
Radio France Internationale, February 21, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170221-被关押的维权网站“六四天网”创办人黄琦病状堪忧

王军视频告妻不要呼救 办案警官威胁家属“三不能”(In video, Wang Jun warns wife not to call for help, case officers threaten family with “3 nos”: no foreign media interviews, no Internet posting, no self-publishing)
Radio Free Asia, February 21, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-02212017125241.html

江天勇律师父母遭当局监控 住宅被装摄像头 (Jiang Tianyong’s parents surveilled by authorities with cameras installed at their home)
Radio Free Asia, February 21, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-02212017110917.html

最高法:不得强迫任何人证实自己有罪 (Supreme People’s Court: Guilty pleas obtained by coercion not admissible in court)
Nightly Legal News, February 21, 2017
http://www.fawan.com/2017/02/21/34737t185.html?kuaixun

Access to Information (信息公开)

Can the Chinese government really control the Internet? We found cracks in the Great Firewall
The Washington Post, February 21, 2017
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/02/21/can-the-chinese-government-really-control-the-internet-we-found-cracks-in-the-great-firewall/

Related:
Decentralization of Internet control leaves cracks
China Digital Times, February 22, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/02/decentralization-information-control-leaves-cracks/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese feminists protest gag order on social media account
Radio Free Asia, February 21, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/feminists-02212017122836.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China jails former head of safety watchdog for 15 years for graft
Reuters, February 21, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-idUSKBN1600WQ?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Hong Kong (香港)

梁美芬擬就「辱警罪」提私人草案 指對全社會都好 (Pricilla Leung to submit private bill regarding criminalization of insults against police, says it will benefit society)
Mingpao, February 22, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170222/s00001/1487726599324

曾俊華指六四是「悲劇」 未明言平反稱國家有進步 (John Tsang describes June Fourth as a “tragedy,” doesn’t mention rehabilitation, says State has made solid progress)
Mingpao, February 22, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170222/s00001/1487727794941

I finally understand why people joined Occupy protests, leadership hopeful Regina Ip says
Hong Kong Free Press, February 21, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/02/21/i-finally-understand-people-joined-occupy-protests-leadership-hopeful-regina-ip-says/