Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

苏昌兰、陈启棠将提起上诉 家人遭控7日始获自由 (Su Changlan and Chen Qitang, previously convicted after sharing posts supporting “Occupy Central”, to appeal conviction, their families taken by authorities, freed seven days later)
Radio Free Asia, April 10, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-04102017101304.html

张海涛入狱四个月监狱仍不通知 民众怀疑受虐或被殴伤 (Families of Zhang Haitao still not informed four months after his imprisonment, public fears torture or violence against him in jail)
Radio Free Asia, April 8, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-04082017105852.html

陈桂秋致信谢阳案官派律师 陈建刚再被司法局约谈 (Wife of Xie Yang, Chen Guiqiu writes to authority-appointed lawyer for her husband, Xie Yang’s choice of defense lawyer, Chen Jiangang brought in to talk to Justice Bureau again)
Radio Free Asia, April 10, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-04102017101818.html

Related:
As China blocks Xie Yang’s own lawyers following the torture revelation, wife reprimands the lawyer who met him without consent
China Change, April 10, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/04/10/as-china-blocks-xie-yangs-own-lawyers-following-the-torture-revelation-wife-reprimands-the-lawyer-who-met-him-without-consent/

Court in China's Guangdong acquits milk-scandal father jailed for five years
Radio Free Asia, April 7, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/court-in-chinas-guangdong-acquits-milk-scandal-father-jailed-for-five-years-04072017094814.html

Wife of detained Taiwanese activist barred from boarding flight to mainland China
South China Morning Post, April 10, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2086404/beijing-prevents-wife-imprisoned-taiwanese-activist

Related:
李明哲妻欲赴京寻夫 台胞证被注销 (Chinese visa of Li Ming-che’s wife cancelled right before she departs to Beijing to find her husband)
Deutsche Welle, April 10, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/李明哲妻欲赴京寻夫-台胞证被注销/a-38363023

Access to Information (信息公开)

《树大招风》中国禁播免提 香港成颁奖礼大羸家 (“Trivisa,” film banned in China, won most awards at Hong Kong Film Awards)
Radio France Internationale, April 10, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170410-《树大招风》中国禁播免提-香港成颁奖礼大羸家

Satirical news show “China uncensored” censored by Apple in Hong Kong and Taiwan
Global Voices, April 10, 2017
https://globalvoices.org/2017/04/10/satirical-news-show-china-uncensored-censored-by-apple-in-hong-kong-and-taiwan/

Labor disputes on the rise, authorities call on union to take greater role
China Labor Bulletin, April 7, 2017
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/labour-disputes-rise-authorities-call-union-take-greater-role

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s millennials turn anti-graft TV show into gay fan fiction
Sixth Tone, April 7, 2017
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/anti-graft-tv-show-fans-create-gay-fan-fiction

Labor disputes on the rise, authorities call on union to take greater role
China Labor Bulletin, April 7, 2017
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/labour-disputes-rise-authorities-call-union-take-greater-role

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China investigates regulator of fast-moving insurance industry
中国保监会主席项俊波被调查
New York Times, April 10, 2017
EN: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170410/china-investigates-regulator-of-fast-moving-insurance-industry/en-us/
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170410/china-investigates-regulator-of-fast-moving-insurance-industry/

How a teenager's mysterious death in China is eroding public trust in authorities
Global Voices, April 10, 2017
https://globalvoices.org/2017/04/10/how-a-teenagers-mysterious-death-in-china-is-eroding-public-trust-in-authorities/

Related:
四川学生“堕楼”案:政府诚信再惹质疑 (Case of Sichuan student falling to death: Credibility of gov't is put in doubt again)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 9, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-39543471

四川泸州学生死亡事件疑涉官二代引民愤上千军警弹压 (Child of official suspected of involvement in Sichuan Huzhou student’s death, sparks public outrage, 1000 police deployed to suppress protesting crowd)
Radio France Internationale, April 6, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170406-四川泸州学生死亡事件疑涉官二代-军方封锁

Guangdong communist boss goes to ground zero of grass-roots democracy crackdown
South China Morning Post, April 10, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2086240/guangdong-communist-boss-goes-ground-zero-grass-roots

Trump to visit China as Beijing touts “new era” of ties with U.S.
The Guardian, April 8, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/08/trump-to-visit-china-as-beijing-touts-new-era-of-ties-with-us

Related:
What Chinese news reports tell us about Beijing’s view of Trump
中国媒体如何报道习近平特朗普的首次会晤
The New York Times, April 8, 2017
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/08/world/asia/china-trump-xi-jinping.html
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/bei-jing-liu-si-bao-tu-zai-ya-ren-yuan-ming-dan-ji-qing-kuang-jie-shao

“Put human rights on the agenda,” rights activists tell Trump, Xi
Radio Free Asia, April 10, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/trump-xi-04072017093950.html

HRIC statement: U.S.-China Summit: ‘Human Rights with Chinese Characteristics’ Hurt Chinese and American people
Human Rights in China, April 4, 2017
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/statement/us-china-summit-human-rights-chinese-characteristics-hurt-chinese-and-american

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

China offers rewards to root out foreign spies
The Guardian, April 10, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/10/china-offers-rewards-to-root-out-foreign-spies

Related:
北京國安局:舉報間諜行為最高獎勵50萬元人民幣 (Beijing National Security Bureau: Highest award for reporting spy activities is RMB 500, 000)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 10, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1324354-20170410.htm

Measures on Rewards for Citizens Reporting Leads on Espionage Conduct
北京市公民举报间谍行为线索奖励办法
China Law Translate, April 9, 2017
EN: http://www.chinalawtranslate.com/北京市公民举报间谍行为线索奖励办法/?lang=en

Fellow Uygurs should beware of “two-faced” people in separatism fight, Xinjiang official says
Reuters, April 10, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2086401/fellow-uygurs-should-beware-two-faced-people-separatism

Hong Kong (香港)

无国界记者忧港新闻自由分部改设台北 (Asian headquarters of Reporters Without Borders to be set in Taipei amid worries about press freedom in Hong Kong)
Voice of America, April 9, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/3802669.html

香港旺角骚乱者 判监四年九个月 (Activist sentenced to 57-months imprisonment over Mong Kok civil unrest)
Deutsche Welle, April 10, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/香港旺角骚乱者-判监四年九个月/a-38367042

Localist Hong Kong lawmaker faces charges for turning flags upside down in Legco chamber
South China Morning Post, April 10, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2086445/localist-hong-kong-lawmaker-faces-charges-turning-flags

Related:
立會內倒插國旗區旗 鄭松泰:接警通知落案起訴 (Cheng Chung-tai receives prosecution notice from police for turning National flag and Hong Kong flag upside down before Legco meeting last year)
Mingpao, April 10, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170410/s00001/1491811042375

香港民族黨申公司名被拒 被指違基本法 將向公司註冊處提上訴 (Hong Kong National Party to appeal Company Registry’s rejection of their application to register a company name for violation of Basic Law)
Mingpao, April 10, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170410/s00001/1491833843516

Commentary (评论)

Cantonese, Putonghua or English? The language politics of Hong Kong’s school system
Varsity, April 9, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/04/09/cantonese-putonghua-english-language-politics-hong-kongs-school-system/