Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

EU demands China investigate torture of lawyer and release political prisoners
The Guardian, January 28, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/29/eu-demands-china-investigate-torture-of-lawyer-and-release-political-prisoners

709大抓捕有維權律師羈押時遭酷刑逼供 家屬促交代 (Lawyers detained in 709 crackdown suffered torture, families press government for answers)
Radio Television Hong Kong, January 30, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1310694-20170130.htm

Related:
Statement by the Spokesperson on the cases of several human rights defenders in China
European Union External Action, January 28, 2017
https://eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/headquarters-homepage/19428/statement-spokesperson-cases-several-human-rights-defenders-china_en

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, June 10, 2015
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-and-defenders
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-da-gui-mo-zhen-ya-wei-quan-lu-shi-he-huo-yue-ren-shi

China detains thousands with grievances as year of rooster begins
Radio Free Asia, January 30, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/detains-01302017133620.html

中国良心犯流亡海外家人的新年期盼 (Overseas family members of Chinese prisoners of conscience hope to be reunited with loved ones in New Year)
Radio Free Asia, January 30, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ml1-01302017103106.html

China's bar association pledges enhanced reforms
Xinhua, January 29, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-01/29/content_28073251.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

With Oscar buzz dead, China clips “Hooligan Sparrow” wings
Hong Kong Free Press, January 29, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/01/29/oscar-buzz-dead-china-clips-hooligan-sparrow-wings/

China warns officials to stay on message when chatting online
Radio Free Asia, January 27, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/message-01272017124310.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

UN social media posts removed in China after backlash
Voice of America, January 30, 2017
http://www.voanews.com/a/un-social-media-posts-removed-in-china-after-backlash/3698222.html

Chinese send fake Trump tweets as jokes, New Year wishes
Voice of America, January 27, 2017
http://www.voanews.com/a/china-fake-trump-tweets/3695908.html

China’s feminists go to Washington
China File, January 28, 2017
http://www.chinafile.com/media/chinas-feminists-go-washington

Hong Kong (香港)

New Year, new abduction allegations from Hong Kong
The Diplomat, January 31, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/01/new-year-new-abduction-allegations-from-hong-kong/

Post-Occupy surge in young voters during Hong Kong’s 2016 Legco elections
South China Morning Post, January 31, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2066860/post-occupy-surge-young-voters-during-hong-kongs-2016-legco

Video: The fight for gov’t access – Hong Kong Free Press featured on RTHK’s “The Pulse”
Hong Kong Free Press, January 29, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/01/31/video-fight-govt-access-hong-kong-free-press-featured-rthks-pulse/

Commentary (评论)

The origins of China’s new Law on Foreign NGOs
China File, January 31, 2017
http://www.chinafile.com/viewpoint/origins-of-chinas-new-law-foreign-ngos

Baby girls – and women – in China should be a thing of wonder, not pity
South China Morning Post, January 31, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2066741/baby-girls-and-women-china-should-be-thing-wonder-not-pity

Hong Kong’s censored New Year’s Fair – another own-goal by the government
Hong Kong Free Press, February 1, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/02/01/hong-kongs-censored-new-years-fair-is-another-own-goal-by-the-government/