Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China says futile to use trial of Taiwanese activist to attack Chinese law
Reuters, September 13, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-taiwan-rights/china-says-futile-to-use-trial-of-taiwanese-activist-to-attack-chinese-law-idUSKCN1BO0AZ

Related:
It’s no surprise a Taiwanese human rights advocate “confessed” to subverting state power in China
Quartz, September 11, 2017
https://qz.com/1073923/taiwanese-human-rights-advocate-lee-ming-che-has-confessed-to-subverting-state-power-in-china/

Wife of detained Taiwan activist “silenced” after his trial in China's Hunan
Radio Free Asia, September 12, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/silenced-09122017122015.html

李明哲妻返台:歹戲快落幕 (Wife of Lee Ming-che returns to Taiwan: a bad show is about to end)
Mingpao, September 13, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20170913/s00013/1505240216579

10名律师推动福建缪新华案平反 (Ten lawyers push and vindicate the case of Miao Xinhua who spent 14 years behind bars for crimes he didn’t commit)
Legal Daily, September 13, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-09/13/content_7314928.htm?node=5955

海祭刘晓波案马强今获释 被遣返北京 (Ma Qiang, one of the Liu Xiaobo mourners, gets released and escorted back to Beijing)
Weiquanwang, September 12, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/09/blog-post_28.html

周强: 实现法院核心业务全部网上办理 (Zhou Qiang, head of the Supreme People’s Court: all core business of the courts should go online)
Legal Daily, September 12, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/xwzx/content/2017-09/12/content_7314717.htm

One of China’s “feminist five” gender equality activists banned from leaving country for decade
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2110847/one-chinas-feminist-five-gender-equality-activists-banned

Access to Information (信息公开)

Weibo account of prominent Chinese historian who criticized Mao Zedong suddenly shut down
Synglobe, September 12, 2017
https://synglobe.net/2017/09/12/weibo-account-of-prominent-chinese-historian-who-criticized-mao-zedong-and-chiang-kai-shek-suddenly-shut-down/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China's latest crackdown on message groups chills WeChat users
Bloomberg, September 13, 2017
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-12/china-s-latest-crackdown-on-message-groups-chills-wechat-users

Hong Kong (香港)

Pro-independence from China posters appearing on Hong Kong campuses stoke new tension
Reuters, September 11, 2017
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-china-universities/pro-independence-from-china-posters-appearing-on-hong-kong-campuses-stoke-new-tension-idUSKCN1BM1E1

Related:
Hong Kong's “red flag heroes” call on police to detain independence activists
Radio Free Asia, September 12, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/police-09122017140125.html

39 pro-Beijing lawmakers petition education chief to take action over “illegal” pro-independence messages on campuses
Hong Kong Free Press, September 12, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/12/39-pro-beijing-lawmakers-petition-education-chief-take-action-illegal-pro-independence-messages-campuses/

Ousted localist lawmakers ask legislature to lower repayment sum for salaries and subsidies, as deadline nears
Hong Kong Free Press, September 12, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/12/ousted-localist-lawmakers-ask-legislature-lower-repayment-sum-salaries-subsidies-deadline-nears/

Jail “the only option” for 13 protesters who stormed Hong Kong’s Legislative Council, says Court of Appeal judgment
South China Morning Post, September 11, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2110713/jail-only-option-13-protesters-who-stormed-hong-kongs

Democracy activist Joshua Wong applies to appeal at Hong Kong’s top court over jail sentence
Hong Kong Free Press, September 13, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/13/democracy-activist-joshua-wong-applies-appeal-hong-kongs-top-court-jail-sentence/

Campaign to oust me akin to Cultural Revolution: Occupy co-founder Benny Tai
South China Morning Post, September 12, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2110881/campaign-oust-me-akin-cultural-revolution-occupy-co-founder

Commentary (评论)

关注坐牢考验香港年轻民主人士的勇气 (Jail time tests mettle of Hong Kong democrats)
Financial Times, September 13, 2017
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001074262