Friday, June 23, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Tibetan monks missing in custody for almost a year have been sentenced
Radio Free Asia, June 21, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/sentenced-06212017153903.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

无许可证宣扬负面言论 微博、A站、凤凰网等被要求关停视听节目服务 (“Unlicensed” online platforms including Weibo, AcFun, and Phoenix Television asked to halt audio and video services)
Bowen Press, June 22, 2017
https://bowenpress.com/news/bowen_179618.html

Related:
Chinese regulators clamp down on online videos
Financial Times, June 22, 2017
https://www.ft.com/content/9c58c583-bc9f-32ab-84fa-35762e9ac824

China is now censoring paparazzi on social media
NextShark, June 21, 2017
https://nextshark.com/china-now-censoring-papparazzi-social-media-2/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China Focus: China considers changes to public interest litigation rules
Xinhua, June 22, 2017
http://english.sina.com/news/2017-06-22/detail-ifyhmtrw3566243.shtml

不满耕地被征抛荒 广东村民诉政府二审开庭 (Guangdong villages dissatisfied with land requisition participate in second trial against county gov't)
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-06222017111842.html

China supplier for Ivanka Trump brand worst labor abuser, says pressure group
South China Morning Post, June 22, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2099522/china-supplier-ivanka-trump-brand-worst-labour-abuser

Ethnic Mongolian activist lodges formal complaint over “tiger bench” torture, interrogation
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/torture-06222017104847.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Three weeks on: what we know about enforcement of China’s cybersecurity law
The National Law Review, June 22, 2017
http://www.natlawreview.com/article/three-weeks-what-we-know-about-enforcement-china-s-cybersecurity-law-part-1

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

In China's far west the “perfect police state” is emerging
The Guardian, June 23, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/23/in-chinas-far-west-experts-fear-a-ticking-timebomb-religious

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong's new chief vows to fight “pro-independence behavior” with law enforcement
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/pursue-06212017133053.html

Related:
Incoming Hong Kong leader says she defers to China on missing booksellers
Cable News Network, June 22, 2017
http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/22/asia/hong-kong-carrie-lam-gui-booksellers/index.html

3,000 petition against rumoured appointment of pro-Beijing teacher as education undersecretary
Hong Kong Free Press, June 22, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/22/3000-petition-rumoured-appointment-pro-beijing-teacher-education-undersecretary/

“Deep regret and disappointment”: Journalism watchdog hits out at Carrie Lam’s continuation of digital media ban
Hong Kong Free Press, June 22, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/22/deep-regret-disappointment-journalism-watchdog-hits-carrie-lams-continuation-digital-media-ban/

President Xi Jinping’s visit to Hong Kong for 20th anniversary of handover confirmed—details of his packed itinerary revealed
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/2099645/president-xi-jinpings-visit-hong-kong-20th-anniversary-handover

Two decades after taking over Hong Kong, China is getting tougher
The Economist, June 22, 2017
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21723879-will-territorys-new-leader-carrie-lam-stand-up-its-meddling-two-decades-after-taking-over

Commentary (评论)

Xi Jinping takes “first step” in gaining further control over China’s domestic security
The Epoch Times, June 21, 2017
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/2260337-xi-jinping-takes-first-step-in-gaining-further-control-over-chinas-domestic-security/