Thursday, May 04, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Breaking: Lawyer Chen Jiangang, with family and two friends, seized by armed police in Yunnan
China Change, May 3, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/05/03/breaking-lawyer-chen-jiangang-with-family-and-two-friends-seized-by-armed-police-in-yunnan/

Related:
中国709案在押律师辩护律师被抓 (Defense lawyer for 709 detained lawyers is arrested)
Voice of America, May 4, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/defense-attorney-for-xie-yang-detained-in-yunnan/3837258.html

Chinese dissident Hu Jia “critically ill” in Beijing hospital
北京知名异议人士胡佳病重入院 家属紧急探望
Radio Free Asia, May 3, 2017
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/hujia-health-05032017142230.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-05032017102252.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

New regulations consolidate control over online news
China Digital Times, May 3, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/05/updated-regulations-consolidate-control-online-news/

Related:
“世界新闻自由日”前夕 中国再发新规管控媒体 (On the eve of “World Press Freedom Day,” new regulations to control Chinese media)
Radio Free Asia, May 3, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/yf1-05032017102428.html

VOA suspends reporters over live stream of Chinese tycoon's graft accusations
Reuters, May 3, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-usa-media-idUSKBN17Z0CV

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Owners’ angry protests show why Beijing must tip toe in curbing the property market
South China Morning Post, May 4, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/2092721/beijing-home-buyers-protest-over-rule-cuts-value-new

Thousands protest chemical plant pollution in China's Hebei
Radio Free Asia, May 3, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/hebei-pollution-05032017161045.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Where are all the ordinary people in China's hit anti-corruption show “In the Name of the People”?
Global Voices, May 3, 2017
https://globalvoices.org/2017/05/03/where-are-all-the-ordinary-people-in-chinas-hit-anti-corruption-show-in-the-name-of-the-people/

China now links graft suspects to investor migration, but alarms have been ringing in Canada for years
South China Morning Post, May 3, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/2092538/china-now-links-fugitives-investor-migration-alarms

Hong Kong (香港)

Xi Jinping must calm “hearts and minds” of Hong Kong, says Patten
The Guardian, May 4, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/04/xi-jinping-must-calm-hearts-and-minds-of-hong-kong-says-patten

Hong Kong democracy advocates urge U.S. Congress to get tough with Beijing to protect city’s freedoms
South China Morning Post, May 4, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2092906/hong-kong-democracy-advocates-urge-us-congress-get-tough

Related:
Video: Will the Hong Kong model survive? Martin Lee, Joshua Wong, Chris Patten speak to U.S. committee
Hong Kong Free Press, May 3, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/05/03/%f0%9f%94%b4-live-will-hong-kong-model-survive-martin-lee-joshua-wong-chris-patten-speak-us-committee/

Commentary (评论)

Stand up for democracy in Hong Kong
The New York Times, May 3, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/03/opinion/stand-up-for-democracy-in-hong-kong.html

Access to Justice (司法公正)

北京维权人士倪玉兰夫妇再被赶出派出所 声明“绝不自杀” (Beijing rights defender Ni Yulan and husband once again evicted from police station, declares “will never commit suicide”)
Radio Free Asia, May 2, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-05022017103837.html

709案家属遭骚扰 北京似急于结案 (Family members of 709 victims harassed, Beijing seems anxious to close case)
Voice of America, May 3, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/news-rights-lawyers-families-face-increased-polica-pressure-20170502/3834681.html

International lawyers, judges call on Beijing to release detained rights lawyer Xie Yang
Radio Free Asia, May 2, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/international-lawyers-judges-call-on-beijing-to-release-detained-rights-lawyer-xie-yang-05022017112247.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

U.S. fake news feeds information-hungry audience in China
美国假新闻在中国社交平台泛滥
Financial Times, May 2, 2017
EN: https://www.ft.com/content/cc311e58-264f-11e7-8691-d5f7e0cd0a16
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001072427

中国网信办:非公有资本不得介入互联网新闻采编
China to bar private companies from providing online news
Radio Free Asia, May 2, 2017
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/hc-05022017103228.html
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/news-05032017114422.html

Related
互联网新闻信息服务管理规定
Internet News Information Service Management Rules
Cyberspace Administration of China, May 2, 2017
China Copyright and Media (English), May 2, 2017
CH: http://www.cac.gov.cn/2017-05/02/c_1120902760.htm
EN: https://chinacopyrightandmedia.wordpress.com/2017/05/02/internet-news-information-service-management-regulations-2/

China updates internet regulations to tighten control over online news
The Guardian, May 2, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2092405/china-updates-internet-regulations-tighten-control-over

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s corruption clampdown risks policy paralysis
Financial Times, May 2, 2017
https://www.ft.com/content/293d3b2a-2f1c-11e7-9555-23ef563ecf9a

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s Tencent is a sleeping giant in the global artificial intelligence race
Quartz, May 3, 2017
https://qz.com/974408

Hong Kong (香港)

No chance Beijing will reform Hong Kong electoral framework in next five years, Rita Fan says
South China Morning Post, May 3, 2017
http://app.scmp.com/scmp/mobile/index.html#/article/2092742/desktop

Commentary (评论)

Activists in China pay a heavy price for fighting everyday injustices
South China Morning Post, May 2, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2092027/activists-china-pay-heavy-price-fighting-everyday-injustices

Stand up for democracy in Hong Kong
The New York Times, May 3, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/03/opinion/stand-up-for-democracy-in-hong-kong.html

Beijing’s interventions remind Hong Kong of the importance of national interests
South China Morning Post, May 3, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2092640/beijings-interventions-remind-hong-kong-importance-national