Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China publishes draft law on detention houses
Xinhua, June 19, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-06/19/c_136377984.htm

Related:
Lawyers skeptical about China’s new detention center law
Sixth Tone, June 19, 2017
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1000357/lawyers-skeptical-about-chinas-new-detention-center-law

公安部关于《中华人民共和国看守所法(公开征求意见稿)》公开征求意见的公告 (Ministry of Public Security issues notice requesting public input on detention center law)
Legal Daily, June 19, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/xwzx/content/2017-06/19/content_7210223.htm?node=53628

中华人民共和国看守所法(公开征求意见稿) (Ministry of Public Security form for public input on detention center law)
Legal Daily, June 19, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/xwzx/content/2017-06/19/content_7210198.htm?node=53628

新疆监狱斋月停止探监 张海涛申诉渠道受阻 (Xinjiang prison halts all prisoner visits during Ramadan, detained activist Zhang Haitao’s wife’s appeal is rejected)
Radio Free Asia, June 17, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-06172017140339.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China shutters entertainment news sites, citing “socialist values” and cybersecurity
Hong Kong Free Press, June 18, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/18/china-shutters-entertainment-news-sites-citing-socialist-values-cybersecurity/

李克强签署国务院令 公布《中华人民共和国统计法实施条例》(Li Keqiang signs State Council decree on China’s Law of Statistics)
Legal Daily, June 19, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-06/19/content_7210852.htm?node=5955

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

暴力强拆愈来愈烈村民遭重伤 徐州农民政府门前拉横幅抗议 (Xuzhou villagers seriously injured by intensified violent demolitions, residents protest outside township government office)
Radio Free Asia, June 17, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-06172017151732.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Europe divided, China gratified as Greece blocks E.U. statement over human rights
Washington Post, June 19, 2017
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/06/19/europe-divided-china-gratified-as-greece-blocks-e-u-statement-over-human-rights/

Related:
EU: Suspend China Human Rights Dialogue
Human Rights Watch, June 19, 2017
https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/06/19/eu-suspend-china-human-rights-dialogue

China to tighten environmental data fraud prevention and control
China Daily, June 18, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-06/18/content_29789978.htm

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

1,000 drones used by police across country
China Daily, June 19, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-06/19/content_29792454.htm

Privacy concerns as Chinese cities use facial recognition software to shame jaywalkers
Hong Kong Free Press, June 19, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/19/privacy-concerns-chinese-cities-use-facial-recognition-software-shame-jaywalkers/

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

U.S. urges bigger Chinese role to combat global terrorism
Voice of America, June 19, 2017
https://www.voanews.com/a/us-urges-bigger-chinese-role-to-combat-global-terrorism-/3907535.html

Hong Kong (香港)

“Hong Kong is a Chinese colony”: Pro-independence party to hold vigil on eve of Handover anniversary
Hong Kong Free Press, June 19, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/19/hong-kong-chinese-colony-pro-independence-party-hold-vigil-eve-handover-anniversary/

Enact national security laws step-by-step, says former Hong Kong justice secretary
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2098804/enact-national-security-laws-step-step-says-former-hong-kong

「民间人权阵线」申公民广场作七一游行终点要求遭驳回 (Hong Kong Civil Human Rights Front’s application to participate in July 1 democracy parade rejected)
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/wsw-06162017085804.html

Hong Kong’s cross-harbor security plan for Chinese state leaders during handover celebrations
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2099057/hong-kong-polices-cross-harbour-backup-plan-state-leaders

Commentary (评论)

How China will gain if Trump pulls a Paris on UN Human Rights Council
South China Morning Post, June 18, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2098524/how-china-will-gain-if-trump-pulls-paris-un-human-rights

Do street protests work in China?
ChinaFile, June 14, 2017
http://www.chinafile.com/conversation/do-street-protests-work-china