Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

709案升级祸延家属 王峭岭公开“托孤”(“709 Crackdown” escalation: Families are involved, Wang Qiaoling, wife of arrested lawyer, Li Heping, believed to be in danger, openly asks friends to take care of her children)
Radio Free Asia, April 10, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-04102017103322.html

Related:
Wife of 709 Lawyer Fears Arrest
李和平律师妻子面临危险,托付友人“善后”
Human Rights in China, April 7, 2017
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/wife-709-lawyer-fears-arrest
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/li-he-ping-lu-shi-qi-zi-mian-lin-wei-xian-tuo-fu-you

Another Shenzhen activist held on “subversion” charges in secret location
深圳李江鹏被控“颠覆” 王军孕妻回深仍受监控
Radio Free Asia, April 10, 2017
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/activist-04102017110245.html
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/li-he-ping-lu-shi-qi-zi-mian-lin-wei-xian-tuo-fu-you

China’s death penalty is still veiled in secrecy, Amnesty says
数据不透明掩盖中国死刑真相
The New York Times, April 11, 2017
EN: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170411/china-execution-amnesty-international/en-us/
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170411/china-execution-amnesty-international/

China's detention of Taiwan rights activist strains relations
Voice of America, April 11, 2017
http://www.voanews.com/a/china-detention-of-taiwan-rights-activist/3805188.html

Related:
Badiucao: Travel ban on wife of detained Taiwan activist
China Digital Times, April 10, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/04/badiucao-travel-ban-detained-taiwan-activists-wife/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Corruption at top rung of China's ancient petition system sparks calls for reform
Reuters, April 11, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-petitioners-idUSKBN17D0QR

浙江贪官刑满后竟能任局长受贿又入狱 (Corrupt Zhejiang official, appointed as department head after release from jail, in jail for graft again)
Radio Franc e Internationale, April 11, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170411-浙江一局长贪腐刑满后竟能任局长受贿又入狱

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China draft cyber law mandates security assessment for outbound data
Reuters, April 11, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-cyber-idUSKBN17D0EC

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

China punishes official for not daring to smoke near Muslims
The Washington Post, April 11, 2017
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-punishes-official-for-not-daring-to-smoke-near-muslims/2017/04/11/7301e128-1e7a-11e7-bb59-a74ccaf1d02f_story.html

Hong Kong (香港)

President Xi Jinping gives full backing to Carrie Lam as Hong Kong’s next chief executive
South China Morning Post, April 11, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2086667/chinese-premier-li-keqiang-sets-out-do-list-carrie-lam-take

Related:
林郑月娥上京见习李 获正式任命 (Carrie Lam meets Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang in Beijing to receive official appointment)
Deutsche Welle, April 11, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/林郑月娥上京见习李-获正式任命/a-38376496

林鄭月娥稱向習近平提到市民關注人大8.31決定 (Carrie Lam says she expressed Hong Kong people’s concern about “831 Framework” with Xi Jinping)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 11, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1324627-20170411.htm

林鄭月娥:外在因素非她可控制 難訂重啟政改時間表 (Carrie Lam says it’s hard to have a timetable for political reform since she isn’t able to control external factors)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 11, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1324651-20170411.htm