Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

泸州学生坠亡事件持续发酵 警方抓捕民众引发公愤 (Public outrage over police arrests of netizens who posted online about incident in which Luzhou student fell to death)
Radio Free Asia, April 4, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/yf1-04042017105856.html

Related:
发挥互联网优势 让辟谣更有力 (Utilizing power of the Internet to combat rumors more effectively)
Beijing Youth Daily, March 29, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/comments/2017-03/29/c_1120713261.htm

Government Accountability (政府问责)

山东辱母杀人案中警察多人遭失职立案审查 (Multiple police officers investigated for neglect of duty in “murder after mother insulted” case)
Radio France Internationale, April 3, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170403-山东辱母杀人案中警察多人遭失职立案审查

贪官外逃咋样活? 官媒多说在外国活不下去 (What happens to absconded corrupt officials? State media says they aren’t doing so well)
Radio France Internationale, April 3, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170403-贪官外逃咋样活-官媒多说在外国活不下去

China’s “House of Cards” hits the TV screen as Xi Jinping whips his cadres
South China Morning Post, April 5, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2084717/chinas-house-cards-hits-tv-screen-xi-jinping-whips-his

Tibetan families ordered from their homes in Chamdo's Dzogang County
Radio Free Asia, April 4, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/families-04042017163329.html

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

Xinjiang police search Uyghur homes for “illegal items”
Radio Free Asia, April 4, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/searches-04042017172301.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong's restive youth prepare for long struggle with Beijing
Reuters, April 3, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-politics-idUSKBN1752MI

Commentary (评论)

Trump is a Chinese agent
川普是中國的代理人
The New York Times, March 30, 2017
EN: http://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20170330/trump-is-a-chinese-agent/en-us/
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20170330/trump-is-a-chinese-agent/zh-hant/

Hong Kong’s Occupy protests as a public nuisance… It took two years to notice this?
Hong Kong Free Press, April 5, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/04/05/hong-kongs-occupy-protests-public-nuisance-took-two-years-notice/

Lam’s election a jolt back to reality for Hong Kong
Lowy Institute, April 5, 2017
https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/lam-s-election-jolt-back-reality-hong-kong

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