Friday, April 07, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China blocks visit by Australian MPs because of rights criticism: sources
Reuters, April 6, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-china-idUSKBN1780JA

Related:
中国政府因澳大利亚联署信函督促中国调查律师被酷刑报道, 而取消了澳大利亚议员访华 (Chinese gov’t cancels Australian MPs visit after Australia signs joint statement urging China to investigate reports of torture of lawyers)
Radio Free Asia, April 6, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/junshiwaijiao/hc-04062017103617.html

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, August 21, 2016
http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-defenders-and-international-reactions-brief-chronology

Access to Information (信息公开)

Minitrue: Delete information on Sichuan student’s death
China Digital Times, April 6, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/04/minitrue-delete-information-sichuan-students-death/

Northern China chokes on fake emissions data
Caixin, April 6, 2017
http://www.caixinglobal.com/2017-04-06/101075101.html

Chinese police order businesses to monitor use of public wi-fi
Radio Free Asia, April 6,2 017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/monitor-04062017121748.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Xi Jinping wants officials to declare allegiance to himself
The Economist, April 6, 2017
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21720315-why-it-so-important-him-xi-jinping-wants-officials-declare-allegiance-himself

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

U.S. trade group hacked with Chinese software ahead of Xi summit
Reuters, April 6, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-cyber-idUSKBN1781N5

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

Censure of officials sheds light on sweeping surveillance measures in China’s restive Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, April 7, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2085710/censure-officials-sheds-light-sweeping-surveillance

Hong Kong (香港)

Emergence of digital media prompts minor improvement in Hong Kong press freedom, watchdog says
Hong Kong Free press, April 7, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/04/07/emergence-of-digital-media-prompts-minor-improvement-in-hong-kong-press-freedom-watchdog-says/

Related:
香港新闻自由指数微升 仍不合格 (Hong Kong press freedom slightly improves, but still not up to standard)
Radio Free Asia, April 6, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp2-04062017110017.html