Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China jails two Guangdong rights activists for “subversive” online posts
Radio Free Asia, March 31, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-jails-two-guangdong-rights-activists-for-subversive-online-posts-03312017105645.html

”The authorities yielded”: Professor speaks as ordeal in China ends
The New York Times, April 1, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/01/world/australia/the-authorities-yielded-professor-speaks-as-ordeal-in-china-ends.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China could roll out Chongqing VPN ban, fines nationwide: activists
Radio Free Asia, April 3, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/ban-04032017101601.html

China PR efforts face challenges
Voice of America, April 3, 2017
http://www.voanews.com/a/china-pr-efforts-face-challenges/3793757.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Activists plan protests ahead of Chinese President's Mar-a-Lago summit with Trump
Radio Free Asia, April 3, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/activists-04032017125832.html

习近平访美前夕 709家属再致函美总统特朗普 (On the eve of Xi Jinping’s visit to the U.S., 709 family members send another letter to President Trump)
Radio Free Asia, April 3, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-04032017110047.html

香港支联会清明节献花悼念六四 吁结束一党专政 (Tomb Sweeping Day: Hong Kong Alliance pays tribute to June Fourth victims, urges end to one-party dictatorship)
Radio Free Asia, April 4, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-04042017110054.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Why one writer is fighting to call China’s Communist Party to account for its wrongdoings
South China Morning Post, April 4, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2084708/one-writers-mission-call-chinas-communist-party-account

SPP to increase supervision of local police stations
China Daily, April 4, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-04/04/content_28792110.htm

当局显对赵紫阳松动 罕见允许大批民众前往富强胡同祭奠 (Chinese authorities allow large number of people to attend memorial service for Zhao Ziyang, in rare loosening of standard procedure)
Radio France International, April 4, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170404-当局显对赵紫阳松动-罕见允许大批民众前往赵家祭奠

Call for Trump to press Xi on human rights issues at summit
South China Morning Post, April 4, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2084648/call-trump-press-xi-human-rights-issues-summit

Related:
Free China's Heroes Initiative: CECC Highlights Prisoners of Conscience Cases in Advance of President Xi Jinping’s Visit
Congressional-Executive Commission on China, April 4, 2017
https://www.cecc.gov/media-center/press-releases/free-chinas-heroes-initiative

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

New Google Translate app now available in China as company tries to edge back in
The Washington Post, March 29, 2017
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/03/29/new-google-translate-app-now-available-in-china-as-company-tries-to-edge-back-in/?utm_term=.5a7d7d147761

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong's restive youth prepare for long struggle with Beijing
Voice of American, April 4, 2017
http://www.voanews.com/a/hong-kong-student-youth-democracy-activists/3795250.html

Lam pledges to convey Hong Kong pan-democrat call for restart of political reform during talks in Beijing
South China Morning Post, April 4, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2084702/lam-pledges-convey-hong-kong-pan-democrat-call-restart

Is it too late to save Hong Kong from Beijing’s authoritarian grasp? – podcast
The Guardian, April 3, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2017/apr/03/is-it-too-late-to-save-hong-kong-from-beijings-authoritarian-grasp-podcast

雨伞运动领袖黄之锋与三一八学运领袖林飞帆、陈为廷声援赴中被拘留的李明哲 (Umbrella movement leader Joshua Wong and Sunflower movement leaders Lin Fei-fan and Chen Wei-ting condemn continued detention of Lee Ming-che)
Radia Asia, April 2, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/hx-04022017123033.html