Thursday, September 14, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Taiwanese activist was forced to confess on camera to “smearing the Chinese government,” allies say
Global Voices, September 13, 2017
https://globalvoices.org/2017/09/13/taiwanese-activist-was-forced-to-confess-on-camera-to-smearing-the-chinese-government-supporters-say/

Related:
李妻:想說的話已在「最危險的地方說完」 (Lee Ming-che’s wife: I have said what I want to say at “the most dangerous place”)
Deutsche Welle, September 12, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/李妻想说的话已在最危险的地方说完/a-40461146

台湾人权团体代表闯关联合国报告李明哲案 (Taiwanese human rights group representatives to report Lee Ming-che case to United Nations)
Radio Free Asia, September 13, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/hx1-09132017104350.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Dismissed Chinese newspaper editor files human-rights complaint in B.C.
The Globe and Mail, September 10, 2017
https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/dismissed-chinese-newspaper-editor-files-human-rights-complaint-in-bc/article36224584/

“Farewell”: Qiao Mu, dissenting academic, leaves China for U.S.
The Guardian, September 14, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/14/qiao-mu-dissenting-academic-leaves-china-for-us

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

祝圣武将成中国因网络言论遭吊销律师执照第一人? (Zhu Shengwu to become the first in China to lose his law practice license for his words on the Internet?)
Radio Free Asia, September 13, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-09132017114940.html

中国人权律师团四周年献辞 誓言坚持人权之路 (China Human Rights Lawyers Group issues statement for their fourth year anniversary, vows to stay on the path of human rights)
Radio Free Asia, September 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-09132017111942.html

Related:
“Riding on a dream, we push forward”: A statement on the fourth anniversary of the China Human Rights Lawyers Group
China Change, September 13, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/09/13/riding-on-a-dream-we-push-forward-a-statement-on-the-fourth-anniversary-of-the-china-human-rights-lawyers-group/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Rights groups ask China to stop detaining its critics
Reuters, September 14, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights-un/rights-groups-ask-china-to-stop-detaining-its-critics-idUSKCN1BO29H

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Ever better and cheaper, face-recognition technology is spreading
The Economist, September 9, 2017
https://www.economist.com/news/business/21728654-chinas-megvii-has-used-government-collected-data-lead-sector-ever-better-and-cheaper

Hong Kong (香港)

Nothing wrong with Hong Kong independence posters as long as no advocacy: university head
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2111054/nothing-wrong-hong-kong-independence-posters-long-no

理大拆校內港獨標語:保護學生免犯法 質疑學生組織「理事亭」代表性 (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University removes Hong Kong independence banner from campus, citing protecting students from violating the law as the reason)
Mingpao, September 14, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170914/s00001/1505346694130

梁振英涉利益冲突悄悄出任一带一路大湾区公司董事 (CY Leung surfaces on the board of company that promotes “One Belt, One Road” and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Big Bay Area)
Radio France Internationale, September 12, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr//中国/20170912-梁振英涉利益冲突悄悄出任一带一路大湾区公司董事

港人移民加拿大创回归新高大陆人亦趋之若鹜 (Record number of Hongkongers migrate to Canada in 2016 since handover, mainlanders are also joining the race)
Radio France Internationale, September 12, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr//中国/20170912-港人移民加拿大创回归新高大陆人亦趋之若鹜

京港10所中学结成姊妹校 增强香港青年国家认同感 (Ten middle schools from Hong Kong and Beijing become sister schools to enhance national identity among HK youth)
Xinhua News Agency, September 12, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/gangao/2017-09/12/c_1121652021.htm

Justice Sec. Rimsky Yuen’s approval rating plunges following jailing of democracy activists—HKU poll
Hong Kong Free Press, September 13, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/13/justice-sec-rimsky-yuens-approval-rating-plunges-following-jailing-democracy-activists-hku-poll/

Commentary (评论)

China’s draft court law
Supreme People’s Court Monitor, September 13, 2017
https://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/author/susanafinder/

Related:
Organic Law of the People's Courts of the People's Republic of China
中华人民共和国人民法院组织法(修正)
National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China
EN: http://www.npc.gov.cn/englishnpc/Law/2007-12/13/content_1384078.htm
CH: http://www.npc.gov.cn/wxzl/gongbao/2006-12/05/content_5354938.htm

Organic Law of the People's Courts of the P.R.C. (Draft Revisions)
人民法院组织法(修订草案)征求意见
National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China, August 28, 2017
EN: http://www.chinalawtranslate.com/中华人民共和国人民法院组织法修订草案/
CH: http://www.npc.gov.cn/npc/flcazqyj/2017-09/04/content_2028319.htm

China exploits the vulnerability of open democracy
Financial Times, September 13, 2017
https://www.ft.com/content/5bd0d0c6-97a7-11e7-b83c-9588e51488a0?segmentid=acee4131-99c2-09d3-a635-873e61754ec6

「民主牆」風波發酵 已被「上綱上線」? (Democracy Wall saga in Hong Kong exploited by politicians and the gov’t?)
Deutsche Welle, September 12, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/民主墙风波发酵-已被上纲上线/a-40475385