Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“No such thing as justice” in fight over chemical pollution in China
The New York Times, June 12, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/12/world/asia/china-environmental-pollution-chemicals-lead-poisoning.html

北京名人后代高瑜家庆生日 国保指右派聚会围住所 (Descendants of prominent figures celebrate one of their birthdays in independent journalist Gao Yu’s home, domestic security officers surround the venue saying it is a “rightest” gathering)
Radio Free Asia, June 12, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-06122017121350.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Two more Chinese provinces found faking economic data
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2098007/two-more-chinese-provinces-found-faking-economic-data

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China pollution: Survey finds 70% of firms break regulations
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 11, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-40239693

China upholds life sentence for corrupt former official
South China Morning Post, June 10, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2097785/china-upholds-life-sentence-corrupt-former-official

郭文贵案进入司法程序 (Judicial proceedings begin for case of Guo Wengui)
Deutsche Welle, June 10, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/郭文贵案进入司法程序/a-39191457

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong fireworks display for 20th handover anniversary sparks controversy over use of simplified Chinese characters
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/2098003/hong-kong-fireworks-display-20th-handover

“We face a similar problem”: Taiwanese lawmakers set up Hong Kong democracy concern caucus
Hong Kong Free Press, June 12, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/12/face-similar-problem-taiwanese-lawmakers-set-hong-kong-democracy-concern-caucus/

Related:
港台议员连线! 黄之锋:非“港独”、“台独”合流 (Taiwanese and Hong Kong legislators establish an alliance! Joshua Wong: It's not collusion for "Hong Kong independence" and "Taiwan independence")
Radio Free Asia, June 12, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/hcm-06122017100532.html

Beijing slams links between Taiwan, Hong Kong lawmakers as “collusion”
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/hongkong-taiwan-06122017143808.html

Commentary (评论)

“We should stand firm on human rights”: Australia-based scholar recounts detention ordeal in China
The Conversation, June 10, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/10/stand-firm-human-rights-australia-based-scholar-recounts-detention-ordeal-china/

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China charges activist over Tiananmen massacre t-shirt and friends who "sheltered" her
Radio Free Asia, June 9, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/activist-06092017115419.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese censors have a new target: celebrity news
中國網路審查新目標:明星八卦
The New York Times, June 12, 2017
EN: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170612/china-celebrity-news-wechat/en-us/
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170612/china-celebrity-news-wechat/zh-hant/

Annecy Festival drops Chinese film after Chinese government pressure
China Film Insider, June 12, 2017
http://chinafilminsider.com/annecy-festival-drops-chinese-film-chinese-government-pressure/

Communist Party rebukes China’s internet watchdog for "lax" control over cyberspace
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2097947/chinas-internet-regulator-rebuked-communist-party-lax

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

上海南京路万人游行抗议政府房屋整改措施 (Around 10,000 people protest on Shanghai’s Nanjing Road against housing reform measures)
Radio France Internationale, June 11, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170611-上海南京路万人游行抗议政府房屋整改措施

Related:
Rare public protest in China's Shanghai over property rule change
Reuters World News, June 11, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-property-shanghai-idUSKBN19206E?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

湖南尘肺病人省府请愿 维权代表被抓失联 (Hunan lung disease patients and rights defenders petitioning the provincial government arrested)
Radio Free Asia, June 9, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-06092017102933.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese dissidents call for reparations for persecuted "anti-rightist" intellectuals
Radio Free Asia, June 12, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/antirightist-reparations-06122017123736.html

Why China’s anti-graft watchdog is a stepping stone to higher office
South China Morning Post, June 11, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2096925/why-chinas-anti-graft-watchdog-stepping-stone-higher

Hong Kong (香港)

7.1游行誓争民主自治 候任特首称港独未成思潮 (Organizer of July 1 demonstration vows to fight for democracy and autonomy, CE-elect says “Hong Kong independence” is not yet a school of thought)
Radio France Internationale, June 11, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/港澳台/20170611-71游行誓争民主自治-候任特首称港独未成思潮

Related:
香港民阵投诉港府涉嫌打压七一游行 (Civil Human Rights Front says Hong Kong government is suppressing July 1 demonstrations)
Radio Free Asia, June 9, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-06092017103416.html

梁振英两度避过弹劾 (CY Leung escapes impeachment twice)
Radio France Internationale, June 9, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/政治/20170609-梁振英两度避过弹劾

Pro-independence Taiwanese lawmakers launch support group for Hong Kong democracy
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2097967/pro-independence-taiwanese-lawmakers-launch-support-group

Privacy commissioner slams election office’s treatment of voter data following missing laptop incident
Hong Kong Free Press, June 13, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/13/privacy-commissioner-slams-election-offices-treatment-of-voter-data-following-missing-laptop-incident/

Commentary (评论)

中国应对年轻人更宽容 (China should be more lenient towards young people)
Financial Times, June 12, 2017
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001072949