Friday, May 27, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Wives of detained Chinese human rights lawyers refuse to be silenced
Cable News Network, May 27, 2016
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/05/27/asia/chinese-human-rights-lawyers-wives-video/index.html

Related:
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, February 5, 2016
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-and-defenders
CH: http://hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-da-gui-mo-zhen-ya-wei-quan-lu-shi-he-huo-yue-ren-shi

Access to Information (信息公开)

China’s independent journalists face high risks—and are in high demand
Global Voices, May 26, 2016
https://globalvoices.org/2016/05/26/chinas-independent-journalists-face-high-risks-and-are-in-high-demand/

China among 10 countries blocking press freedom watchdog from UN status
Hong Kong Free Press, May 27, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/05/27/china-among-10-countries-blocking-press-freedom-watchdog-un-status/

Related:
CPJ denied ECOSOC consultative status after vote in UN NGO Committee
Committee to Protect Journalists, May 26, 2016
https://cpj.org/2016/05/cpj-denied-ecosoc-consultative-status-after-vote-i.php

Blurred lines: Chinese state media pixelates Taiwanese flag in news clip about new president
Hong Kong Free Press, May 26, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/05/26/chinese-state-media-pixelates-taiwanese-flag-video-new-president/

It may have been quickly censored, but a sex tape is the talk of China
The Los Angeles Times, May 26, 2016
http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-china-sex-tape-20160526-snap-story.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Walmart workers in Shenzhen finally get the official trade union on their side
China Labor Bulletin, May 27, 2016
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/walmart-workers-shenzhen-finally-get-official-trade-union-their-side

Two Tibetan monks detained in Ngaba on unknown charges
Radio Free Asia, May 26, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/charges-05262016150613.html

Death of activist in Chinese custody sparks outcry
Voice of America, May 26, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/content/death-of-activist-in-chinese-custody-sparks-outcry/3346925.html

制反强拆标语被“寻衅滋事” 南方街头运动者欧荣贵失踪数日证实遭刑拘 (Southern Street Movement participant Ou Ronggui criminally detained after a few days’ disappearance, charged with “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” for making anti-forcible demolition slogan banners)
Radio Free Asia, May 26, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-05262016110840.html

良心犯郭飞雄关注组致信联合国 (Concern group for prisoner of conscience Guo Feixiong sends open letter to the U.N.)
Voice of America, May 26, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/voa-news-chinese-political-prisoner-guo-feixiong-open-letter-to-un-human-rights-20160526/3347283.html

Related:
Guo Feixiong on Day 11 of Hunger Strike in Prison, Wife Asks President Xi Jinping to Intervene
郭飞雄狱中绝食11天,妻子吁习近平关注
Human Rights in China, May 19, 2016
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/guo-feixiong-day-11-hunger-strike-prison-wife-asks-president-xi-jinping
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/ge-gen-zong/guo-fei-xiong-yu-zhong-jue-shi-11tian-qi-zi-xu-xi-jin-ping-guan-zhu

Hunger Strike Relay to Support Guo Feixiong Continues
绝食声援郭飞雄
Human Rights in China, May 16, 2016
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/jue-shi-sheng-yuan-guo-fei-xiong
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/jue-shi-sheng-yuan-guo-fei-xiong

Save Guo Feixiong: Hunger Strike Relay Proposal
救援郭飞雄接力绝食倡议书
Human Rights in China, May 2, 2016
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/save-guo-feixiong-hunger-strike-relay-proposal
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/jiu-yuan-guo-fei-xiong-jie-li-jue-shi-chang-yi-shu

Wife of Guo Feixiong Appeals to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Regarding His Deteriorating Condition
张青吁联合国人权事务高级专员关注丈夫郭飞雄遭虐案
Human Rights in China, April 28, 2016
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/wife-guo-feixiong-appeals-un-high-commissioner-human-rights-regarding-his
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/zhang-qing-xu-lian-he-guo-ren-quan-shi-wu-gao-ji-zhuan

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s state firms must become “bigger, stronger” and still be at the core of the nation
South China Morning Post, May 27, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/1955852/chinas-state-firms-must-become-bigger-stronger-and-still-be-core

China to promote anti-corruption efforts at G20: minister
Reuters, May 26, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-g-idUSKCN0YH0UT

China clamps down on memorial events ahead of Tiananmen crackdown anniversary
Radio Free Asia, May 26, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-tiananmen-05262016142624.html

悼念六四天安門屠殺二十七週年 (Commemorating 27th anniversary of June Fourth Tiananmen Massacre)
China Worker Info, May 26, 2016
http://chinaworker.info/hhk/2016/05/26/12765/

Hong Kong (香港)

Rocking boats, shaking mountains: To bewilderment in China, neither Hong Kong nor Taiwan seems to want to follow its script
The Economist, May 28, 2016
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21699480-bewilderment-china-neither-hong-kong-nor-taiwan-seems-want-follow-its-script-rocking

“Ungrounded, unjustified and arbitrary”: Artists slam removal of ICC protest art
Hong Kong Free Press, May 25, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/05/25/ungrounded-unjustified-and-arbitrary-artists-slam-removal-of-icc-protest-art/

Hong Kong protests: “beaten” activist found guilty of assault
香港“占中”被殴示威者曾健超袭警及拒捕罪名成立
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 26, 2016
EN: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36387664
CH: http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2016/05/160526_hongkong_ken_tsang_verdict

中大師生校友聯署聲明:校董會不是政治酬庸!廢除特首校監必然制! (CUHK staff, students and alumni joint petition: The university council is no political reward! Abolish chief executive-council head mechanism!)
InMedia HK, May 27, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1042571

Related:
「梁粉」李君豪獲委任中大校董 潘淑嫻任城大校董 任期3年 (“CY Leung fans” appointed as CU and CityU council members for 3 years’ term)
Ming Pao, May 25, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160527/s00001/1464322900974

聯校六四論壇活動宣言 (Declaration of joint university June Fourth forum)
InMedia HK, May 27, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1042566

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China and the end of reform
ChinaFile, May 26, 2016
http://www.chinafile.com/viewpoint/china-and-end-of-reform