Thursday, July 13, 2017

Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)

Liu Xiaobo, Chinese dissident who won Nobel while jailed, dies at 61
刘晓波病逝:自由的探路者,专制主义的囚徒
The New York Times, July 13, 2017
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/13/world/asia/liu-xiaobo-dead.html
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170713/liu-xiaobo-dies-at-61/

Liu Xiaobo dies from liver cancer at 61
Global Times, July 13, 2017
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1056262.shtml

Related:
好友:劉中午進入彌留狀態 (Liu Xiaobo’s friend: Liu in dying state around noon)
Mingpao, July 13, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170713/s00004/1499923712670

Diplomats fear Beijing is stalling on allowing Liu Xiaobo out of China
The Guardian, July 12, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/12/diplomats-fear-beijing-is-stalling-on-allowing-liu-xiaobo-out-of-china

白宫担忧刘晓波 促北京准自由选择治疗 (White House worries about Liu Xiaobo and urges Beijing to allow him to choose treatment freely)
Voice of America, July 13, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/white-house-liu-xiaobo/3942299.html

捷克《七七憲章》簽署人發表聲明向劉曉波致送慰問 (Czechoslovakia Charter 77 signatories issue joint statement in support of Liu Xiaobo)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 13, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1341804-20170713.htm

默克爾:極度關注劉曉波健康惡化 促中國允離開 (Merkel: extremely worried about deteriorating health of Liu Xiaobo and urges China to allow him to leave the country)
Mingpao, July 12, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170712/s00005/1499870197962

蔡英文呼吁北京给刘晓波自由 称台湾愿协助 (Tsai Ing-wen calls on Beijing to free Liu Xiaobo, says Taiwan is willing to help)
Voice of America, July 12, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-tsai-urges-china-to-give-liu-xiaobo-freedom-to-make-medical-choice-20170712/3941172.html

Hong Kong pan-democrats urge Beijing to release ailing dissident Liu Xiaobo in Legco petition
South China Morning Post, July 12, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2102332/hong-kong-pan-democrats-urge-beijing-release-ailing

习近平为何不放刘晓波出国治病? (Why doesn’t Xi Jinping allow Liu Xiaobo to go abroad for treatment?)
Radio Free Asia, July 12, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yl-07122017115535.html?searchterm:utf8:ustring=%E5%88%98%E6%99%93%E6%B3%A2

「中國需要被殖民三百年」憶劉曉波 (“China needs to be colonized for 300 years” to commemorate Liu Xiaobo)
Liberty Times, July 12, 2017
http://talk.ltn.com.tw/article/paper/1118217

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese police detain “more than 100” friends, classmates of Kazakh custody death imam
Radio Free Asia, July 11, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/imam-07112017102233.html

天津杨玉永看守所离奇死亡 逾百特警抢夺尸体 (Falun Gong practitioner Yang Yuyong dies in Tianjin detention center, over 100 police take body away from family)
Radio Free Asia, July 12, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-07122017105118.html

China labor activist who was detained speaks out
Cable News Network, July 11, 2017
http://money.cnn.com/2017/07/11/news/china-factory-activist-hua-haifeng-interview/index.html

王宇包龙军出狱后被押送乌兰浩特监视居住 (Wang Yu and Bao Longjun escorted to Ulanhot and placed under residential surveillance)
Radio Free Asia, July 12, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ck-07122017155259.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

工信部否认要运营商禁止个人VPN业务:规范对象是无资质者 (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology denies prohibiting personal VPN access: the target is those without qualifications)
The Paper, July 12, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1730060

Related:
What you need to know about China’s VPN crackdown
Quartz, July 12, 2017
https://qz.com/1026064/what-you-need-to-know-about-chinas-vpn-crackdown/

国家网信办开展互联网直播服务企业备案工作 (Office of the Central Leading Group for Cyberspace Affairs to carry out recordkeeping on Internet and live broadcasting services)
Legal Daily, July 12, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-07/12/content_7240288.htm?node=5955

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

内蒙古农牧民抗议国企污染被刑拘 2人被批捕 (Herders in Inner Mongolia protest against SEOs polluting the environment, two are arrested)
Radio Free Asia, July 12, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql2-07122017105002.html

黑龙江、陕西千余名下岗教师再次维权上访 (Over 1,000 laid-off teachers protest in Heilongjiang, Shaanxi)
Radio Free Asia, July 12, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/Xinwen/3-07122017101727.html

北京入学门槛再提升 数十学生家长市政府请愿 (Beijing school entrance requirements threshold raised once again, dozens of parents petition government)
Radio Free Asia, July 11, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/kejiaowen/yf1-07112017112003.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Beijing to calculate all provincial GDP after fake data debacles
Sixth Tone, July 12, 2017
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1000500/beijing-to-calculate-all-provincial-gdp-after-fake-data-debacles

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

美国会人权委员会召开听证关注西藏宗教自由 (U.S. congressional human rights commission holds hearing on religious freedom in Tibet)
Voice of America, July 13, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/congress-lantos-commission-tibet20170712/3942220.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong rights lawyers allege pattern of mistreatment in immigration detention centre
South China Morning Post, July 12, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2102393/hong-kong-rights-lawyers-allege-pattern-mistreatment

我們不是中國人是「亞洲人」? (We are “Asian” instead of Chinese, a HKU survey shows Hong Kongers’ self-identification)
Mingpao, July 13, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170713/s00022/1499906893953