Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)

Liu Xiaobo: Angela Merkel calls on China to show humanity to ailing activist
The Guardian, July 11, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/11/liu-xiaobo-angela-merkel-calls-on-china-to-show-humanity-to-ailing-activist

Related:
An unsettling video made at the bedside of ailing Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo is circulating
Quartz, July 10, 2017
https://qz.com/1024782/an-unsettling-video-made-at-the-bedside-of-ailing-chinese-dissident-liu-xiaobo-is-circulating/

Activists call on China to release Liu Xiaobo for cancer treatment abroad
The Guardian, July 9, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/09/liu-xiaobo-tells-foreign-doctors-he-wants-to-leave-china-for-treatment

Dissident Nobel-winner Liu Xiaobo never thought he would be arrested, says wife in newly disclosed video
Hong Kong Free Press, July 10, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/07/10/dissident-nobel-winner-liu-xiaobo-never-thought-arrested-says-wife-newly-disclosed-video/

Ailing dissident’s case fits a pattern in Chinese Prisons, critics say
The New York Times, July 10, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/10/world/asia/liu-xiaobo-medical-care-dissidents.html

Relatives of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo put under close surveillance, Hong Kong-based NGO says
Hong Kong Free Press, July 10, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/07/10/relatives-chinese-dissident-liu-xiaobo-put-close-surveillance-hong-kong-based-ngo-says/

Chinese evade censors to express sorrow, anger over plight of Liu Xiaobo
South China Morning Post, July 10, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2102001/chinese-evade-censors-express-sorrow-anger-over-plight

As Liu Xiaobo fades, his hopes for reform in China are dying as well
The Guardian, July 10, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/09/liu-xiabo-fades-hopes-reform-china

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese labor activist says he was arrested due to factory's Trump links
The Guardian, July 10, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/10/chinese-labour-activist-hua-haifeng-arrest-ivanka-trump-brand-huajian

Law reopens debate on detention houses
China Daily, July 10, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-07/10/content_30051700.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

China moves to block Internet VPNs from 2018
The Guardian, July 11, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/11/china-moves-to-block-internet-vpns-from-2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

王宇首次曝光狱中受酷刑 709声援者海牙法庭抗议 (Wang Yu makes public for the first time torture suffered during detainment, activists hold 709 protest outside Hague court)
Radio Free Asia, July 10, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-07102017112258.html

Related:
Relatives of jailed Chinese lawyers refuse food on crackdown anniversary
Radio Free Asia, July 10, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/relatives-07102017120519.html

西商洛民众不满国道收费 聚集抗议遭警镇压 (Western Shangluo people dissatisfied with road tolls, protests met with police suppression)
Radio Free Asia, July 9, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-07092017112546.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

May meets Xi Jinping as China suggests “shelving” Hong Kong row
The Guardian, July 8, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/08/may-meets-xi-jinping-as-china-suggests-shelving-hong-kong-row

Chinese graft-buster “front runner” to head insurance watchdog
South China Morning Post, July 10, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2102074/chinese-graft-buster-front-runner-head-insurance

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong survey respondents give “one country, two systems” a fail mark
South China Morning Post, July 10, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2102054/hong-kong-survey-respondents-give-one-country-two-systems

Pro-democracy lawmaker questions possible appointment of ex-Chinese official as home affairs deputy
Hong Kong Free Press, July 11, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/07/11/pro-democracy-lawmaker-questions-possible-appointment-ex-chinese-official-home-affairs-deputy/

Commentary (评论)

Human rights: Is China likely to build a better world?
EJ Insight, July 10, 2017
http://www.ejinsight.com/20170710-human-rights-is-china-likely-to-build-a-better-world/

Social unrest in China: a threat to regime legitimacy and the economy?
Global Risk Insight, July 10, 2017
http://globalriskinsights.com/2017/07/social-unrest-china-threat-regime-legitimacy-economy/