Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Access to Justice(司法公正)

Christmas time in China sees human rights activists put on trial
The Guardian, December 25, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/25/why-christmas-time-in-china-means-jail-for-human-rights-activists

Related:
China to try Tiananmen protest veteran after months of delay: lawyer
Radio Free Asia, December 23, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/protester-trial-12232016143206.html

又见“煽动颠覆” 人权律师江天勇被拘留 (Human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong is detained on suspicion of "inciting subversion of state power)
Deutsche Welle, December 23, 2016
http://dw.com/p/2UnwY

China frees police officers linked to death in custody case
Radio Free Asia, December 27, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/custody-12272016114542.html

Chinese middle-class anger reignites over death of 29-year-old researcher Lei Yang in police custody
The Wall Street Journal, December 27, 2016
http://www.wsj.com/articles/china-middle-class-anger-reignites-over-death-of-researcher-in-custody-1482837636

Access to Information(信息公开)

China’s Communist Party casts West as Subversive threat
中国网络热传视频渲染“颜色革命”威胁
The New York Times, December 23, 2016
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20161223/china-video-communist-party/dual/

Behind the scenes: The mainland journalist who writes about China’s human rights
Hong Kong Free Press, December 26, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/12/26/behind-the-scenes-the-mainland-journalist-who-writes-about-chinas-human-rights/

The words that ruled the Chinese internet in 2016
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 27, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-38400802

Citizen Participation(公民参与)

Nine jailed in China’s Wukan “democracy” village following protests
Hong Kong Free Press, December 27, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/12/27/christmas-crackdown-nine-jailed-in-chinas-wukan-democracy-village-following-protests/

Related:
乌坎村抗议者判重刑 村民噤声 (Wukan protesters receive heavy sentences, many villagers “silenced” from speaking about incident)
Voice of America, December 27, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/news-china-wukan-20161227/3652428.html

“民生观察”负责人刘飞跃被正式批捕 家属受压噤声 (Minshengguancha founder Liu Feiyue formally arrested, family members silenced)
Radio Free Asia, December 27, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-12272016101114.html

Hong Kong(香港)

Universal suffrage back in focus for Hong Kong New Year march
South China Morning Post, December 27, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2057493/universal-suffrage-back-focus-hong-kong-new-year-march

下任特首須證明 有決心遏港獨 (Hong Kong’s next Chief Executive must show determination to stop the independent movement)
Sing Tao Daily, December 23, 2016
https://www.singtaousa.com/995605/post-下任特首須證明-有決心遏港獨

ICTs and Human Rights(信息技术与人权)

China’s cybersecurity efforts could pose new challenge for foreign firms
The New York Times, December 27, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/27/business/china-technology-security-review.html?_r=0

Related:
China’s cyber strategy stresses securing infrastructure
The Wall Street Journal, December 27, 2016
http://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-cyber-strategy-stresses-securing-infrastructure-1482842486

Commentary(评论)

Disappearance of Chinese human rights lawyer: what it means to be placed under “residential surveillance” in China
Jerome A. Cohen Blog, December 26, 2016
http://www.jeromecohen.net/jerrys-blog/disappearance-of-chinese-human-rights-lawyer

China’s stringent cyber security law: technological and human rights implications for the world
New Delhi Times, December 26, 2016
https://www.newdelhitimes.com/chinas-stringent-cyber-security-law-technological-and-human-rights-implications-for-the-world123/

Hong Kong’s Basic Law according to the Theory of Legal Origins
South China Morning Post, December 27, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/business/article/2057386/hong-kongs-basic-law-according-theory-legal-origins