Friday, March 31, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Thousands of polluters in northern China fake emissions data, resist checks
South China Morning Post, March 31, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2083780/thousands-polluters-northern-china-fake-emissions-data

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

新疆对蓄长须、穿蒙面罩袍者颁布新禁令 (New regulation imposed in Xinjiang against “abnormally” long beards and burqas)
Deutsche Welle, March 30, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/新疆对蓄长须穿蒙面罩袍者颁布新禁令/a-38204369

Related:
新疆维吾尔自治区去极端化条例 (Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Anti-Extremist Law)
Tian Shan Net, March 29, 2017
http://news.ts.cn/content/2017-03/29/content_12577663.htm

Terrorism threat transforms China's Uyghur heartland into security state
South China Morning Post, March 31, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2083736/terrorism-threat-transforms-chinas-uygur-heartland

Hong Kong (香港)

Can Hong Kong’s next leader satisfy her masters and the public?
The Economist, March 30, 2017
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21719816-divided-society-it-will-be-tough-carrie-lam-can-hong-kongs-next-leader-satisfy-her

Occupy protester jailed for contempt of Hong Kong court over injunction violations
South China Morning Post, March 30, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2083410/occupy-duo-sentenced-contempt-hong-kong-court-over

“占中三子”法庭应讯 担心不合理指控 (The three main organizers of “Occupy Central” face trial, worry about unreasonable prosecution)
Deutsche Welle, March 30, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/占中三子法庭应讯-担心不合理指控/a-38202049

As Hong Kong ponders its future under Beijing, politics infuses its art
挫敗與無助:雨傘運動後的香港藝術
The New York Times, March 31, 2017
EN: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170331/hong-kong-art-political-china/en-us/
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170331/hong-kong-art-political-china/zh-hant/

Fears of China’s control still on track at Hong Kong station
Voice of America, March 31, 2017
http://www.voanews.com/a/fears-of-china-control-on-track-at-hong-kong-rail-station/3790522.html

Commentary (评论)

社会急需保护,谁来保护社会?(Society needs protection, but who will protect it?)
Financial Times, March 31, 2017
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001072013

Is Hong Kong on Its Way to Becoming Just Another City in the P.R.C.?—A ChinaFile Conversation
ChinaFile, March 31, 2017
https://www.chinafile.com/conversation/hong-kong-its-way-becoming-just-another-city-prc#sthash.8Y4jvIvo.dpuf