Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)

Calls mount for “best” treatment for imprisoned dissident Liu Xiaobo
Voice of America, June 26, 2017
https://www.voanews.com/a/calls-mount-best-treatment-imprisoned-disssident-liu-xiaobo/3917615.html

Related:
U.S. hopes to see Chinese activist Liu treated for cancer “elsewhere”
Reuters, June 27, 2017
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-diplomacy-idUSKBN19J03N

美駐華大使稱願助劉曉波到其他地方治療 (U.S. ambassador to China willing to help Liu Xiaobo find treatment in other areas)
Hong Kong Economic Journal, June 28, 107
http://www2.hkej.com/instantnews/current/article/1595256/美駐華大使稱願助劉曉波到外地治療

指劉曉波說「死也要死在西方」 為證兩人想出國就醫 友人公開劉霞親筆信:我渴望逃離 (Liu Xia in letter to friend: “I want to escape,” and refers to Liu Xiaobo as saying “Even if I die, I want to die in the West,” as evidence that both people want to seek treatment abroad)
Stand News, June 28, 2017
https://thestandnews.com/politics/劉曉波患癌-證有意出國就醫-友人公開劉霞親筆信-我渴望逃離/

Liu Xiaobo: China tells U.S. not to interfere over jailed dissident
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 27, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-40416474

Questions about Liu Xiaobo's treatment in China prison
Al Jazeera, June 27, 2017
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/06/questions-liu-xiaobo-treatment-china-prison-170627093937549.html

In pictures: “Political oppression”—Hong Kong activists call for release of Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo
Hong Kong Free Press, June 27, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/27/pictures-political-oppression-hong-kong-activists-call-release-nobel-winner-liu-xiaobo/

What China’s treatment of its most famous dissident says about its claim to global leadership
The Washington Post, June 26, 2017
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/democracy-post/wp/2017/06/26/what-chinas-treatment-of-its-most-famous-dissident-says-about-its-claim-to-global-leadership/

Beijing’s Nobel shame
The Wall Street Journal, June 26, 2017
https://www.wsj.com/articles/beijings-nobel-shame-1498517004

The Guardian view on human rights in China: Liu Xiaobo is dying, free him
The Guardian, June 27, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/27/china-human-rights-liu-xiaobo-dying-guardian-view

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China bans evidence by force from court
China Daily, June 27, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-06/27/content_29906110.htm

Fears grow for health of Chinese women's rights activist Su Changlan
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/fears-grow-for-health-of-chinese-womens-rights-activist-su-changlan-06272017114836.html

Related:
苏昌兰近三年来首见丈夫 患重病几成 “药罐” (Su Changlan sees husband for the first time in 3 years, is in severely poor health)
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-06272017111021.html

Uyghur woman missing three years after being sent back from Vietnam
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/issing-06262017163529.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

四川茂县发生二次滑坡 官媒此前报道山体裂缝遭删 (Secondary landslide occurs in Maoxian, Sichuan, previous state media reports about mountain cracks deleted)
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/yf2-06272017111154.html

Related:
Minitrue: Delete Caixin report on causes of deadly landslide
China Digital Times, June 27, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/06/minitrue-delete-caixin-report-causes-deadly-landslide/

China's Great Firewall grows ever-stronger as virtual private networks disappear
Global Voices, June 27, 2017
https://globalvoices.org/2017/06/27/chinas-great-firewall-grows-ever-stronger-as-virtual-private-networks-disappear/

Tightening of live streaming leaves future of many Chinese platforms unclear
China Film Insider, June 26, 2017
http://chinafilminsider.com/tightening-live-streaming-leaves-future-many-chinese-platforms-unclear/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Guangzhou police search house of feminist activists
Sixth Tone, June 27, 2017
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1000415/guangzhou-police-search-house-of-feminist-activists

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China is among worst human trafficking offenders, State Dept. says
The New York Times, June 27, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/27/world/asia/china-human-trafficking.html

Related:
美国将中国列为人口贩卖问题最恶劣国家之一 (United States ranks China among one of the worst countries in human trafficking)
Voice of America, June 28, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/human-traffick-20170627/3918505.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s all-seeing surveillance state is reading its citizens’ faces
The Wall Street Journal, June 26, 2017
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-all-seeing-surveillance-state-feared-in-the-west-is-a-reality-in-china-1498493020

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

China passes tough new intelligence law
Reuters, June 27, 2017
https://mobile.nytimes.com/reuters/2017/06/27/world/asia/27reuters-china-security-lawmaking.html

Related:
中国正式立法扩大情报部门权力 (China introduces formal legislation to expand intelligence sector power)
Voice of America, June 27, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-china-intelligence-law-20170627/3917976.html

National Intelligence Law of the People’s Republic of China (Draft)
中华人民共和国国家情报法(草案)征求意见
National People’s Congress of the PRC, May 16, 2017
EN: https://chinacopyrightandmedia.wordpress.com/2017/05/16/national-intelligence-law-of-the-peoples-republic-of-china-draft/
CH: http://www.npc.gov.cn/COBRS_LFYJNEW/user/UserIndex.jsp?ID=8289337

Hong Kong (香港)

Chinese official denies Beijing vetoed incoming leader Carrie Lam’s ministerial choices
Hong Kong Free Press, June 26, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/26/chinese-official-denies-beijing-vetoed-incoming-leader-carrie-lams-ministerial-choices/

In Pictures: Fortress Hong Kong—City on security lockdown ahead of President Xi Jinping’s visit
Hong Kong Free Press, June 28, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/28/in-pictures-fortress-hong-kong-city-on-security-lockdown-ahead-of-xi-jinpings-visit/

Macau pro-democracy party slams Hong Kong gov’t after two of its leaders barred from entering
Hong Kong Free Press, June 27, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/27/macau-pro-democracy-party-slams-hong-kong-govt-two-leaders-barred-entering/

How China changed Hong Kong: views from the city
The Guardian, June 28, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/28/how-china-changed-hong-kong-views-city-handover-1997-uk-residents

“Lost hope”: Deeply divided Hong Kong in Beijing’s shadow 20 years after Handover
Hong Kong Free Press, June 27, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/27/lost-hope-deeply-divided-hong-kong-beijings-shadow-20-years-handover/

“One country, two systems” is full of contradictions: just look at the Hong Kong-China border
Quartz, June 28, 2017
https://qz.com/1012174/the-hong-kong-china-border-shows-all-the-contradictions-of-one-country-two-systems/

Commentary (评论)

HK20: Why Hong Kong’s July 1 democracy march isn’t “just another protest”
Hong Kong Free Press, June 27, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/27/hk20-hong-kongs-july-1-democracy-march-isnt-just-another-protest/