Friday, December 09, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

What happened to China's arrested rights lawyers?
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 9, 2016

Tibetans given long jail terms for celebrating Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday
Hong Kong Free Press, December 8, 2016

Xi Jinping T-shirt activist confirmed held in Northeast China Detention Center
Radio Free Asia, December 8, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Oscar push for documentary puts Chinese activist “Hooligan Sparrow” in the spotlight
South China Morning Post, December 9, 2016

China imposes hefty fines for fake or harmful news in Xinjiang
Reuters, December 8, 2016

China's Xi calls for universities' allegiance to the Communist Party
Reuters, December 9, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

藏人组织:藏区又发生抗议自焚事件 (Free Tibet: Another protester self-immolates)
Voice of America, December 9, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China vows to punish local government officials for forging economic data
South China Morning Post, December 8, 2016

Song Lin, former chairman of China Resources, is formally charged with corruption
South China Morning Post, December 8, 2016

2 ex-Chinese diplomats charged with running forced-labor ring
The New York Times, December 8, 2016

U.S. lawmakers, Chinese dissidents ask Trump to pressure Beijing on rights
Voice of America, December 8, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China universities must become Communist party “strongholds,” says Xi Jinping
The Guardian, December 9, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

北京不同意 梁振英悵然宣布不競選連任 (Without endorsement from Beijing, CY Leung will not seek re-election)
Radio France Internationale, December 9, 2016中國/20161209-北京不同意-梁振英悵然宣布不競選連任

Almost 70% Hongkongers oppose re-election of CY Leung, Democratic Party poll suggests
Hong Kong Free Press, December 9, 2016

【短片:朱經緯涉打人】投訴警察課擬以濫權代毆打指控 黎棟國:雙方就證據交換意見正常不過 ([Former superintendent Franklin Chu’s alleged violence] Complaints Against Police Office changes “assault” allegation to less serious “unauthorized use of authority,” Security Sec Lai Tung-kwok says exchange of opinions between CAPO and its watchdog IPCC is simply normal)
Ming Pao, December 8, 2016

被取消議員資格梁頌恆收附刀片恐嚇信 (Ousted lawmaker Baggio Leung receives death threat with blade in post)
Radio France Internationale, December 9, 2016政治/20161208-被取消議員資格梁頌恆收附刀片恐嚇信

港自決派黃台仰將赴台 與台獨組織交流 (Advocate of self-determination Wong Toi-yeung goes to Taiwan and will exchange with Taiwanese independence organization)
Radio France Internationale, December 9, 2016中國/20161209-港自決派黃台仰將赴台-與台獨組織交流

Commentary (评论)

Time’s up: China must release imprisoned lawyer Wang Quanzhang
Hong Kong Free Press, December 9, 2016

請梁振英不連任 為香港做一件好事(文:尹兆堅) (Pray that CY Leung won’t re-elect, for the good of Hong Kong)
Ming Pao, December 9, 2016

如何面對不流血的政治謀殺?(文:黎恩灝) (How to handle bloodless political murders?)
Ming Pao, December 9, 2016

中国能否成为国际气候治理领袖? (Can China be international climate leader?)
The Financial Times, December 9, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

最高法:涉家暴离婚案, 未成年子女一般不判给施暴方 (Supreme People's Court: In divorce cases involving domestic violence, custody of minors will not usually be given to perpetrator)
China News, December 1, 2016

习近平对“五四宪法”历史资料陈列馆作出重要指示强调, 普及宪法知识增强宪法意识弘扬宪法精神推动宪法实施 (Xi Jinping at exhibition of historical materials on the "1954 Constitution": emphasizes popularizing constitutional knowledge, strengthening constitutional awareness, enriching constitutional spirit, and promoting constitutional implementation)
Legal Daily, December 5, 2016

1954 Constitution of the People's Republic of China
Human Rights in China, December 5, 2016

Human Rights Watch: Abolish inter-party secret detentions
China Digital Times, December 6, 2016

China to try top human rights lawyer, delays three other cases
Radio Free Asia, December 7, 2016

Seven Tibetans handed long jail terms by Chinese court
Radio Free Asia, December 7, 2016

Draft law expands Chinese police discretion on gun use
Voice of America, December 7, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

“Hostile foreign website”: 64 Tianwang volunteers questioned after founder’s disappearance
Hong Kong Free Press, December 7, 2016

China shuts down thousands of live stream accounts
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 7, 2016

China statistics head acknowledges false data problems
Financial Times, December 8, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

“警察法”修订草案公开征求意见, 首次提出袭警处理 ("Police Law" draft Amendment open for public consultation, incorporates handling attacks on police for 1st time)
CCTV Online, December 5, 2016

最高法:聂树斌案不排除指供和诱供的可能 (Supreme People's Court: Nie Shubin case does not rule out possibility of trapping or inducing people to making false confessions)
Beijing News, December 5, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China “willing to work with Trump on cybersecurity”
South China Morning Post, December 8, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong ombudsman: Government should stop stonewalling digital news outlets
The Diplomat, December 7, 2016

Daniel Lee, independent bookseller in Hong Kong: “Our future looks very grim”
Deutsche Welle, December 6, 2016

廉署成民望最低紀律部隊 比駐港解放軍還差 (Hong Kong corruption watchdog ICAC rated worst among disciplined services, even less popular than People’s Liberation Army)
Radio France Internationale, December 7, 2016政治/20161207-廉署成民望最低紀律部隊-比駐港解放軍還差

Commentary (评论)

當梁振英稱呼你為「朋友」(文﹕蔡子強) (When CY Leung calls you “friend”)
Ming Pao, December 8, 2016