Thursday, August 10, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Free Liu Xia or face consequences, U.S. lawyer tells China
Voice of America, August 9, 2017
https://www.voanews.com/a/free-liu-xia-face-consequences-us-lawyer-tells-china/3978390.html

苏州大抓捕持续 徐文石被批捕 (Suzhou crackdown continues, Xu Wenshi is arrested)
Radio Free Asia, August 8, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-08082017135545.html

709吴淦案庭前会议结束 法院坚持不公开审理 吴淦发布开庭前声明 (709 activist Wu Gan’s pre-trial meeting concludes, court continues to refuse public trial, Wu Gan issues pre-trial statement)
Weiquanwang, August 9, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2017/08/709_9.html

(RFA独家) 新疆维权人士胡军遭严密控制 求助本台吁外界关注 (RFA exclusive: Xinjiang activist Hu Jun suffers severe restrictions, appeals to foreign countries for help and attention)
Radio Free Asia, August 8, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/yf1-08082017114131.html

中国一律师因“不当言论”被律师协会调查 (Chinese lawyer investigated by lawyers' association for making “inappropriate comments”)
Voice of America, August 10, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-chinese-attorney-investigated-for-his-remarks-on-weibo-20170809/3978408.html

湖南709律师谢阳重返家中 要求拆除监控设施 (709 lawyer Xie Yang returns home and demands surveillance devices be removed)
Radio Free Asia, August 9, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-08092017104330.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Apple faces legal complaints over store rules: reports
Global Times, August 9, 2017
http://www.ecns.cn/business/2017/08-09/268578.shtml

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China uses forced labour to export products to United States, says report
First Post, August 9, 2017
http://www.firstpost.com/world/china-uses-forced-labour-to-export-products-to-united-states-says-report-3910329.html

China examines official spending on luxury alcohol
Bloomberg, August 9, 2017
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-09/china-examines-official-spending-on-luxury-alcohol-amid-rebound

Former Tianjin mayor stands trial for graft
Xinhua, August 9, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-08/09/c_136513132.htm

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

湖南数百幼师连日省府维权 遭强制清场遣返 (Hundreds of Hunan kindergarten teachers petition provincial government for several days, are forcibly repatriated)
Radio Free Asia, August 8, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-08082017112251.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China enforces first action under developing cyber security law
Forbes, August 8, 2017
https://www.forbes.com/sites/roncheng/2017/08/08/china-enforces-first-action-under-developing-cyber-security-law/#c7880b522bcf

China’s Tencent is quietly testing a “social credit score” based on people’s online behavior
Quartz, August 9, 2017
https://qz.com/1049669/chinas-tencent-hkg-0700-is-quietly-testing-a-social-credit-score-based-on-peoples-online-behavior/

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

China's new security concern – the Kazakhs
Radio Free Europe, August 8, 2017
http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/china/2017/china-170808-rferl01.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

王毅会见林郑月娥,就香港特区扩大对外交往与合作交换意见 (Wang Yi and Carrie Lam meet, exchange views on expansion of diplomacy and cooperation in Hong Kong)
The Paper, August 9, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1757928

Justice Dept. seeks harsher sentences for activists over clash which sparked Hong Kong’s Occupy protests
Hong Kong Free Press, August 9, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/09/justice-dept-seeks-harsher-sentences-activists-clash-sparked-hong-kongs-occupy-protests/

Hong Kong’s justice minister responds to opposition fears on joint railway checkpoint
South China Morning Post, August 8, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2105991/hong-kongs-justice-minister-responds-opposition-fears-joint

Latest lawmaker ejections a heavy blow to “Hong Kong independence separatist forces,” claims Beijing’s top man in city
Hong Kong Free Press, August 8, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/09/latest-lawmaker-ejections-heavy-blow-hong-kong-independence-separatist-forces-claims-beijings-top-man-city/

Police urge young inmates claiming abuse to provide details so officers can follow up
South China Morning Post, August 9, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2106086/police-urge-young-inmates-claiming-abuse-provide-details-so

Commentary (评论)

從劉曉波死訊看大陸社交媒體的管控 (Death of Liu Xiaobo shows how censorship of mainland social media works)
Mingpao, August 10, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170810/s00022/1502328849585

What happened to Apple’s moral backbone?
Fortune, August 8, 2017
http://fortune.com/2017/08/08/apple-china-iphone-vpn-censorship-ban/

張曉明形容4人失議員資格是沉重打擊港獨分離勢力 (Zhang Xiaoming: DQ of four lawmakers is a heavy blow to the Hong Kong separatists)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 9, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1347267-20170809.htm

反擊政府歪理 法律界要站出來 (The law community must stand up to government’s nonsense)
Inmediahk, August 10, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1051274