Friday, May 05, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中国百名律师联署促释放人权律师及家人 (One hundred lawyers jointly petition for release of rights defense lawyer and his family)
Voice of America, May 4, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/news-hk-call-for-immediate-release-of-rights-attorney-20170504/3837456.html

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Urgent statement by Chinese lawyers concerning lawyer Chen Jiangang who was detained by Yunnan police along with family and friends
China Change, May 4, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/05/04/urgent-statement-by-chinese-lawyers-concerning-lawyer-chen-jiangang-who-was-detained-by-yunnan-police-along-with-family-and-friends/

China's state security police target activists who showed up to Xie Yang trial
709大抓捕:多名围观“谢阳案”公民遭国保传唤
Radio Free Asia, May 4, 2017
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/activists-05042017111302.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ml2-05042017111545.html

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
中国大规模镇压维权律师和活跃人士
Human Rights in China, April 27, 2017
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-and-defenders
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-da-gui-mo-zhen-ya-wei-quan-lu-shi-he-huo-yue-ren-shi

State security police keep close watch on Chinese dissident in hospital
Radio Free Asia, May 4, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/state-security-police-keep-close-watch-on-chinese-dissident-in-hospital-05042017113458.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Pollution solution? Beijing gov’t investigates fog cannon aimed at air quality monitor
Hong Kong Free Press, May 5, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/05/05/pollution-solution-beijing-govt-investigates-fog-cannon-aimed-air-quality-monitor/

《互联网信息内容管理行政执法程序规定》6月1日施行 (“Internet News Information Service Management Regulations” to be implemented on June 1)
Guangming Daily, May 5, 2017
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2017/0505/c1001-29255453.html

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中国发新规严控新闻采编 微信微博受影响 (China’s new regulation on news editorial affects Weibo and Wechat)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 4, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-39801655

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

Why the Communist Party has created a new bureau for Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, May 5, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2093026/why-communist-party-has-created-new-bureau-xinjiang

The extraordinary ways in which China humiliates Muslims
The Economist, May 4, 2017
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21721680-bans-abnormal-beards-and-even-name-muhammad-extraordinary-ways-which-china-humiliates

China faces resistance to a cherished theme of its foreign policy
The Economist, May 5, 2017
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21721678-silk-routes-are-not-always-appealing-they-sound-china-faces-resistance-cherished-theme

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong lawyers head urges Beijing to listen and not rush Basic Law interpretation
South China Morning Post, May 5, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2093025/hong-kong-lawyers-head-urges-beijing-listen-and-not-rush

中国全国人大拟立《国歌法》剑指“港独”?(National People’s Congress to enact “National Anthem Law” to curb Hong Kong independence?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 4, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-39801805

Related:
全国人大常委会公布2017年立法工作计划 (National People’s Congress publishes Legislative Work Plan for 2017)
National People’s Congress of PRC, May 3, 2017
http://www.npc.gov.cn/npc/xinwen/2017-05/03/content_2021116.htm

黃之鋒林榮基赴美聽證會 環時轟「漢奸」告洋狀 指若損國家發展「法律定會懲處」 (Joshua Wong and Lam Wing-kee attend U.S. congress hearings, party mouthpiece Global Times criticizes them for being “traitors”, says they will be “punished by law” for hindering state’s development)
Mingpao, May 5, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170505/s00001/1493944487771

香港引致廣東霧霾? 前天文台長反駁梁振英 指政府欠科學常識 (Hong Kong causes smog in Guangdong? Former director of Hong Kong Observatory refutes C.Y. Leung’s comment, says gov’t lacks scientific knowledge)
Stand News, May 1, 2017
https://www.thestandnews.com/politics/香港引致廣東霧霾-前天文台長反駁梁振英-指政府欠科學常識/

Commentary (评论)

Xi Jinping’s web of laws
China Media Project, May 3, 2017
http://cmp.hku.hk/2017/05/03/xi-jinpings-web-laws/

美國應為香港民主發聲 (Stand up for democracy in Hong Kong)
The New York Times, May 4, 2017
https://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20170504/stand-up-for-democracy-in-hong-kong/zh-hant/