Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China rights lawyer Xie Yang's family says U.S. helped them flee
South China Morning Post, May 8, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2093444/china-rights-lawyer-xie-yangs-family-says-us-helped

Related:
谢阳法庭上改口称未遭刑讯逼供 (Xie Yang says in court that he was not tortured or coerced to confess)
Deutsche Welle, May 8, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/谢阳法庭上改口称未遭刑讯逼供/a-38748109

China dismisses UN criticism of lawyer’s detention as “interference”
Agence France-Presse, May 9, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/05/09/china-dismisses-un-criticism-lawyers-detention-interference/

The Chinese human rights lawyers seen as enemies of the state
Agence France-Presse, May 8, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/05/08/chinese-human-rights-lawyers-seen-enemies-state/

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

中国外交部发言人拒绝联合国人权办的批评 (Spokesperson of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of PRC rejects criticism by U.N. Human Rights Council)
Radio Free Asia, May 8, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-05082017123829.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China publishes more science research with fabricated peer-review than everyone else put together
Quartz, May 9, 2017
https://qz.com/978037/china-publishes-more-science-research-with-fabricated-peer-review-than-everyone-else-put-together/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Taiwan activists urge China not to politicize U.N. health meeting
Reuters, May 8, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-china-idUSKBN1841CM

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong bookseller abducted by China vows to reopen shop in Taiwan
The Guardian, May 8, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/08/hong-kong-bookseller-abducted-by-china-vows-to-reopen-shop-in-taiwan

China official lauds Macau security law in hint to Hong Kong
Washington Post, May 9, 2017
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-official-lauds-macau-security-law-in-hint-to-hong-kong/2017/05/09/cebecf2c-3481-11e7-ab03-aa29f656f13e_story.html

Commentary (评论)

Ai Weiwei: How censorship works
中國的審查制度是如何運行的
The New York Times, May 9, 2017
EN: https://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20170509/ai-weiwei-how-censorship-works/en-us/
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20170509/ai-weiwei-how-censorship-works/zh-hant/