Friday, July 20, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China drafts new law to protect veterans’ welfare, but will it pass muster?
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2156223/china-drafts-new-law-protect-veterans-welfare-will-it

李文足担心为王全璋奔走已令丈夫在狱中受虐 (Li Wenzu worries public attention will result in Wang Quanzhang’s torture in detention)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 20, 2018
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1408020-20180720.htm

Related:
Fears grow for detained Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang after wife receives updates on his plight
Hong Kong Free Press, July 20, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/20/fears-grow-detained-chinese-human-rights-lawyer-wang-quanzhang-wife-receives-updates-plight/

无国界记者促中国监察委释放敢言记者陈杰人 (Reporters Without Borders urges release of Chen Jieren)
Voice of America, July 20, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-rsf-calls-for-release-of-chen-jieren-20180719/4489271.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Video: As Tibetan struggle faces stalemate, calls in Dalai Lama's home to resolve issue
Voice of America, July 20, 2018
https://www.voanews.com/a/tibetan-struggles-faces-stalemate-calls-to-resolve-issue/4490618.html

In Pictures: Taiwan protesters pelt red paint at statue of ex-leader Chiang Kai-shek
Hong Kong Free Press, July 20, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/20/pictures-taiwan-protesters-pelt-red-paint-statue-ex-leader-chiang-kai-shek/

Beijing residents fight back over renewed forced evictions, demolitions
Radio Free Asia, July 19, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/evictions-07192018125530.html

What a new sculpture reveals about growing tensions between China and Taiwan
Time, July 18, 2018
https://www.yahoo.com/news/sculpture-reveals-growing-tensions-between-123024807.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s National Supervisory Commission: Fresh, bigger fears over reach of new anti-corruption super agency
South China Morning Post, July 19, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2155888/fresh-bigger-fears-over-reach-chinas-new-anti-graft

西藏学生被禁参与佛事活动 (Authorities prohibit Tibetan students from attending Buddhist activities during summer holiday)
Radio Free Asia, July 19, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-07192018101311.html

忘掉宗教,崇拜习主席,北京对少数民族加强”政治再教育” (Xi Jinping in place of religion: Beijing strengthens “political re-education” for ethnic minorities)
Voice of America, July 20, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/china-political-indoctrination-amon-ethnic-minorities-20180719/4490599.html

北京发布人才住房新政:供应政策房 不限户籍 (Beijing releases new housing policy, grants “talent-based” public housing benefits regardless of hukou registration)
The Paper, July 20, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2279152

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Apple’s iCloud user data in China is now handled by a state-owned mobile operator
TechCrunch, July 18, 2018
https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/17/apples-icloud-user-data-in-china-is-now-handled-by-a-state-owned-mobile-operator

我国首次开展大数据安全整治 (China holds first big data security management discussion)
Legal Daily, July 20, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-07/20/content_7598022.htm?node=5955

百度 腾讯地图回应:停止获取没必要的敏感权限 (Mobile map apps consider restricting access to sensitive information)
Beijing News, July 19, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/finance/2018/07/19/495887.html

China's Huawei poses security risks to UK broadband and phone networks, British spies warn
Telegraph, July 19, 2018
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/07/19/huawei-security-risks-threaten-critical-uk-broadband-phone-networks/

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

FBI director calls China “the broadest, most significant” threat to the U.S. and says its espionage is active in all 50 states
Business Insider, July 19, 2018
http://www.businessinsider.com/fbi-director-says-china-is-the-broadest-most-significant-threat-to-the-us-2018-7

Related:
China built an army of influence agents in the U.S.
Daily Beast, July 18, 2018
https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-china-built-an-army-of-influence-agents-in-the-us

Hong Kong (香港)

Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang loses appeal against misconduct charge, returns to prison
Hong Kong Free Press, July 20, 2018 https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/20/former-hong-kong-leader-donald-tsang-loses-appeal-corruption-charge-returns-prison/

UK “concerned” over Hong Kong’s plan to ban pro-independence National Party
Hong Kong Free Press, July 18, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/18/uk-concerned-hong-kongs-plan-ban-pro-independence-national-party

Related:
Hong Kong National Party ban “reasonable, logical and legal”: top Beijing advisers weigh in on police plan for separatist party
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2156209/hong-kong-national-party-ban-reasonable-logical-and-legal

Commentary (评论)

ZTE’s ties to China’s military-industrial complex run deep
Foreign Policy, July 19, 2018
https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/07/19/ztes-ties-to-chinas-military-industrial-complex-run-deep/