Friday, June 30, 2017

Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)

China won’t let Liu Xiaobo, Nobel laureate, get cancer treatment abroad
中国不准刘晓波出国接受癌症治疗
The New York Times, June 30, 2017
EN: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170630/liu-xiaobo-nobel-cancer-abroad/en-us/
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170630/liu-xiaobo-nobel-cancer-abroad/

Related:
Former top Communist Party official slams Beijing's treatment of Liu Xiaobo
Radio Free Asia, June 28, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/slams-06282017110853.html

China defends prison care of ailing Nobel Peace Laureate Liu
Voice of America, June 29, 2017
https://www.voanews.com/a/china-defends-prison-care-of-ailing-nobel-peace-laureate-liu/3920878.html

His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet expresses concern for Liu Xiaobo
The Tibet Post, June 29, 2017
http://thetibetpost.com/en/news/international/5600-his-holiness-the-dalai-lama-of-tibet-expresses-concern-for-liu-xiaobo

In Pictures: Hong Kong holds vigil for terminally-ill Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo
Hong Kong Free Press, June 30, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/30/pictures-hong-kong-holds-vigil-terminally-ill-chinese-dissident-liu-xiaobo/

Hong Kong people stage rally calling on Beijing to fully free Nobel laureate
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2100636/hong-kong-people-stage-rally-calling-beijing-fully-free

CRF 2010, no. 1—Freedom of Expression on Trial in China
China Rights Forum, 2010
http://www.hrichina.org/en/crf/issue/2010.01

Access to Information (信息公开)

No more longer video uploads on Weibo
CGTN News, June 29, 2017
https://news.cgtn.com/news/3d4d7a4e7855444e/share_p.html

Related:
继续加强管控 微博关闭长视频功能 (Control over streaming platforms intensified, Weibo shuts down longer-length video features)
Radio Free Asia, June 29, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/yf1-06292017103329.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

“七一” 前夕 广西退役军人信访局集体上访 (On July 1 eve, Guangxi veterans appeal collectively to authorities)
The Epoch Times, June 30, 2017
http://www.epochtimes.com/gb/17/6/29/n9337092.htm

两百公民联署求助北京市委书记蔡奇 遭当局警告 (200 citizens sign joint letter seeking help from Beijing mayor Cai Qi, receive warning from authorities)
Radio Free Asia, June 29, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ml1-06292017103619.html

山东聊城老兵再集体上访 银行下岗职工露宿街头维权 (Shandong Liaocheng veterans collectively petition, laid off bank workers sleep on the streets in protest)
Radio Free Asia, June 29, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-06292017103542.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

十九大前釜底抽薪 北京反腐瞄准隐秘财富 (Prior to 19th National Congress, Beijing targets hidden wealth through drastic anti-corruption measures)
Deutsche Welle, June 29, 2017
http://china.dwnews.com/news/2017-06-29/59822654.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese city starts tracking underperforming officials with GPS
Sixth Tone, June 29, 2017
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1000427/chinese-city-starts-tracking-underperforming-officials-with-gps

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

Xinjiang authorities take further steps towards total digital surveillance
Radio Free Asia, June 29, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/surveillance-06292017134132.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Once a model city, Hong Kong is in trouble
The New York Times, June 29, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/29/world/asia/hong-kong-china-handover.html

Beijing's struggle to win Hong Kong's young hearts
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 29, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-40439845

Hong Kong residents seek British passports amid fears for future
Reuters, June 29, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-anniversary-passports-idUSKBN19J0Y6

HK democracy campaign cannot be ignored—Chris Patten
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 30, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-china-40451089/hk-democracy-campaign-cannot-be-ignored-chris-patten

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Hong Kong as protesters arrested
Cable News Network, June 29, 2017
http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/29/asia/china-xi-jinping-hong-kong/index.html

Related:
Hong Kong releases all democracy activists arrested at protest against Pres. Xi Jinping
Hong Kong Free Press, June 30, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/30/golden-bauhinia-protesters-released-allege-followed-home/

President Xi Jinping lauds efforts to curb Hong Kong independence advocates and offers full support
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2100499/president-xi-jinping-lands-hong-kong-three-day-handover

Hong Kong’s PLA garrison stages biggest military parade in 20 years as Xi Jinping inspects troops
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2100671/chinese-president-xi-jinping-inspects-pla-troops-hong-kong

In Pictures: “Am I in China?”—Hongkongers decry “ugly” Handover decorations welcoming Xi Jinping
Hong Kong Free Press, June 29, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/29/pictures-i-china-hongkongers-decry-ugly-handover-decorations-welcoming-xi-jinping/

Commentary (评论)

Ambivalence among EU members yields to China on human rights
Asia Times, June 29, 2017
http://www.atimes.com/ambivalence-among-eu-members-yields-china-human-rights/

The real source of China's trafficking problem
Bloomberg News, June 28, 2017
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-06-28/the-real-source-of-china-s-human-trafficking-problem

Sweet numbers (but fresh controls) for new media
China Media Project, June 29, 2017
http://cmp.hku.hk/2017/06/29/sweet-numbers-fresh-controls-new-media/