Thursday, June 15, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

四川民主人士陈云飞看守所再遭酷刑 (Sichuan activist Chen Yunfei is tortured again while in detention center)
Voice of America, June 14, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-chinese-activist-tourtured-again-indetention-20170614/3900202.html

中国称按照李明哲意愿为其聘请了律师 (China announces a lawyer has already been appointed for Lee Ming-che, in accordance with his wishes)
Voice of America, June 14, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-lee-case-development-20170614/3900164.html

Chinese authorities “appoint” government lawyer for detained attorney Wang Quanzhang
Radio Free Asia, June 14, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawyer-trial-06142017123031.html

Related:
Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, June 6, 2017
http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-defenders-and-international-reactions-brief-chronology

Access to Information (信息公开)

Social media users fight back after Weibo censors allegations of sexual abuse at Beijing Film Academy
Hong Kong Free Press, June 13, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/13/social-media-users-fight-back-weibo-censors-allegations-sexual-abuse-beijing-film-academy/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s cult of stability is killing Tibetans
Foreign Policy, June 13, 2017
https://foreignpolicy.com/2017/06/13/self-immolation-and-chinas-state-cult-of-stability-tibet-monks-dalai-lama/

长春一汽大众千余派遣工要求同工同酬,三名代表遭刑拘 (More than a thousand employees of FAW-Volkswagen in Changchun are dispatched to demand equal pay for equal work, three representatives are detained)
China Labor Bulletin, June 14, 2017
http://bit.ly/2surtk9

Beijing protesters in rare clash with police over school dispute
Reuters, June 14, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-education-protests-idUSKBN1951IH

Related:
北京昌平百名家长因子女就学问题举行抗议 (Around 100 family heads protest over problems with their children’s school)
Radio Free Asia, June 14, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yl-06142017100345.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese tycoon reportedly caught up in sweeping corruption crackdown
The Guardian, June 14, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/14/chinese-tycoon-reportedly-caught-up-anti-corruption-crackdown-wu-xiaohui-anbang

Related:
Meet Wu Xiaohui—the man behind Anbang’s big bang from no-name to heavy hitter
South China Morning Post, June 14, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2098364/meet-wu-xaiohui-man-behind-anbangs-big-bang-no-name

The one big unanswered question hanging over China’s plans for new state anti-graft agency
South China Morning Post, June 13, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2098183/one-big-unanswered-question-hanging-over-chinas-plans

China top prosecutor says probing Tianjin Port former chairman for graft
Reuters, June 13, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-tianjin-port-idUSKBN195091

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

Muslim Uyghurs in China fined, sent to “study classes” for observing Ramadan
Radio Free Asia, June 14, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/muslims-ramadan-06142017134547.html

Hong Kong (香港)

2014 Occupy protests were the most difficult challenge of my tenure, says Hong Kong chief C.Y. Leung
Hong Kong Free Press, June 14, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/14/2014-occupy-protests-difficult-challenge-tenure-says-hong-kong-chief-cy-leung/

Handover anniversary: Hong Kong gov’t may pass journalists’ personal data to police
Hong Kong Free Press, June 15, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/15/handover-anniversary-hong-kong-govt-asks-journalists-personal-data/

Access to Justice (司法公正)

王全璋父亲被要求回乡办理养老金手续 (709 lawyer Wang Quanzhang’s father asked to return to his hometown in order to continue receiving his pension)
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf3-06132017104055.html