Friday, May 19, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

In China, wives fight back after their activist husbands are jailed
The New York Times, May 18, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/18/world/asia/china-lawyers-detained-wives-families.html

Related:
China's “war on law”: victims’ wives tell U.S. Congress of torture and trauma
The Guardian, May 19, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/19/chinas-war-on-law-victims-wives-tell-us-congress-of-torture-and-trauma
遭酷刑维权人士妻子出席美听证会 (Wives of tortured rights defense lawyers speak to U.S. Congress)
Deutsche Welle, May 19, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/遭酷刑维权人士妻子出席美听证会/a-38898175

U.S. congressmen pledge to help those fighting for human rights in China
Voice of America, May 18, 2017
http://www.voanews.com/a/us-congressmen-human-rights-china/3861541.html

中国在押维权律师“被散步” 视频受质疑 (Video of detained Chinese rights defense lawyer “walking” called into question)
Voice of America, May 18, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/news-changsha-police-releases-video-showing-jiang-tianyong-20170518/3855585.html

中国网友发起释放王全璋视频呼吁行动 (Chinese Internet users initiate video campaign to support Wang Quanzhang and call for his release)
Voice of America, May 18, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/news-hk-bloggers-start-online-campaign-calling-for-release-of-wang-quanzhang-20170518/3855616.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

WeChat allows content sharing with banned Facebook, Twitter
South China Morning Post, May 18, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/tech/china-tech/article/2094816/wechat-allows-content-sharing-banned-facebook-twitter

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Former senior Jiangsu official sentenced to four years for bribery, illegal foreign exchange purchase
Xinhua, May 18, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-05/18/c_136295570.htm

One belt, one road, total corruption
China Change, May 18, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/05/18/one-belt-one-road-total-corruption/

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

Draft intelligence law expands surveillance
China Digital Times, May 18, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/05/draft-intelligence-law-increases-surveillance-capabilities/

Hong Kong (香港)

Police charge lawmaker “Long Hair” after he took files from official at legislature 6 months ago
Hong Kong Free Press, May 19, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/05/19/police-charge-lawmaker-long-hair-took-files-official-legislature-6-months-ago/