Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

李学惠"创新上访" 制作嘲习视频被刑拘 (Petitioner arrested for making video mocking Xi Jinping and the Party flag)
Radio Free Asia, October 2, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf1-10022017101608.html

承包草场上建高压变电站 内蒙古牧民阻止施工被抓走 (Herdsmen in Inner Mongolia arrested for stopping construction of high-voltage substations on their contracted pastureland)
Radio Free Asia, October 2, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql2-10022017101424.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

新疆当局强制少数民族家庭高挂习近平像 (Xinjiang authorities force ethnic minorities to hang portrait of Xi Jinping at home)
Radio Free Asia, October 2, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql1-10022017101355.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

上海20多位公民近日上街举牌为王全璋律师呼吁呐喊 反对政治迫害要求立即无罪释放 (Over 20 citizens hold placards in Shanghai in support of lawyer Wang Quanzhang and to protest against political persecutions)
Weiqianwang, October 1, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/10/20.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Xi curbs disloyalty as Communist party expels former rising star
The Guardian, September 30, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/30/xi-curbs-dissent-as-communist-party-expels-former-rising-star

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

“步态识别”技术:不看脸,50米内在人群中认出你 (“Gait recognition” can identify you from a crowd from 50 meters away)
Xinhua News Agency, October 2, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/2017-10/02/c_1121758110.htm

共青团中央公告:以“共青团中央”为名的推特帐号均为假冒 (Communist Youth League says all Twitter accounts under its name are copycats)
The Paper, October 3, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1814369

Hong Kong (香港)

林鄭月娥:政府將提議案 爭取立法會支持一地兩檢安排 (Carrie Lam: gov't will present motion aiming to win LegCo’s support for “one place, two checks”)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 3, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1357114-20171003.htm

Related:
Gov't to press on with rail link joint checkpoint as polls show plan has public support, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says
South China Morning Post, October 3, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2113776/government-press-rail-link-joint-checkpoint-polls-show-plan

林郑月娥国庆致辞:深感祖国“有底气” 香港可再创辉煌 (Carrie Lam: deeply impressed by “strength” of our motherland, I believe Hong Kong will reach greater heights)
Reference News, October 3, 2017
http://www.cankaoxiaoxi.com/china/20171003/2236782.shtml

香港支联会中联办外请愿 促释在囚异见人士与家人团圆 (Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China petitions outside China Liaison Office for reunion of jailed dissidents and their family)
Radio Free Asia, October 2, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/wsw-10022017101720.html

I’m just doing the right thing: barrister for Hong Kong pro-democracy activists
South China Morning Post, October 3, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2113673/im-just-doing-right-thing-barrister-hong-kong-pro-democracy

Commentary (评论)

Headlines from China: propaganda films may become the most profitable genre in China
China Film Insider, October 2, 2017
http://chinafilminsider.com/headlines-from-china-propaganda-films-profitable-china/

How China’s trial of Lee Ming-che is a warning to Taiwanese activists inspired by freedoms and democracy
South China Morning Post, October 2, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2113665/how-chinas-trial-lee-ming-che-warning-taiwanese-activists

Access to Justice (司法公正)

民法总则今起正式施行 这些规定与你我紧密相关 (General Provisions of the Civil Law take effect: Regulations closely relevant to daily life)
China News Service, September 30, 2017
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2017/10-01/8345102.shtml

Related:
国庆日:中国网络新规开始执行 首部《民法》生效 (National Day: China's new cyber regulations begin being implemented and Provisions of the Civil Law take effect)
Radio France International, October 1, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20171001-国庆日中国网络新规开始执行-首部民法总则生效

司法部大力促进科技信息化建设 努力实现司法行政工作提速增效 (Ministry of Justice vigorously promotes technological “informationization” building)
Ministry of Justice of the PRC, September 30, 2017
http://www.moj.gov.cn/2017/0930/8782.html

Chinese police detain journalist who wrote about missing Wuhan students
Radio Free Asia, September 29, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/journalist-09292017112113.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

“New Internet” looks to keep user data away from tech giants and bypass China censorship
South China Morning Post, October 1, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/economy/article/2113521/new-internet-looks-keep-user-data-away-tech-giants-and-bypass

中国网络审查的"新世界" (The "new world" of Internet censorship in China)
Deutsche Welle, September 29, 2017
http://p.dw.com/p/2kyrq

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中共中央办公厅 国务院办公厅印发《聘任制公务员管理规定(试行)》 (General Office of CPC and General Office of State Council of PRC publish “Administrative Regulations for Appointment of Civil Servants (Pilot)”)
Xinhua, September 29, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2017-09/29/c_1121747651.htm

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

全国人大常委会在黑开展网络安全法执法检查 (NPC Standing Committee conducts Cybersecurity Law enforcement review in Heilongjiang)
Legal Daily, Sep 29, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-09/29/content_7333459.htm?node=5955

China develops technology to recognize people by posture only
Xinhua, October 2, 2017
http://english.sina.com/china/s/2017-10-02/detail-ifymmiwm3823203.shtml

Schoolroom spy cams anger Chinese parents, pupils and social media users
South China Morning Post, October 2, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2113582/schoolroom-spy-cams-anger-chinese-parents-pupils-and-social-media

Hong Kong (香港)

四万港人十一上街哀国殇抗中共威权 (40 thousand Hong Kongers participate in "anti-authoritarian rule" march on Sunday)
Radio Free Asia, October 1, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-10012017183017.html

Related:
Thousands in Hong Kong participate in “anti-authoritarian rule” march against China
Business Insider, October 1, 2017
http://www.businessinsider.com/r-tens-of-thousands-march-to-defend-hong-kongs-rule-of-law-against-china-2017-10

Commentary (评论)

Three years on, the Umbrella Movement fallout determines Hong Kong politics today
Hong Kong Free Press, October 2, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/10/02/three-years-umbrella-movement-fallout-determines-hong-kong-politics-today/

Those who think the Umbrella Movement failed need to learn a little history
Hong Kong Free Press, October 1, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/10/01/think-umbrella-movement-failed-need-learn-little-history/

Related:
Hong Kong: Preserving Rights, Honoring Promises
Human Rights in China, October 2014
http://www.hrichina.org/en/hong-kong-preserving-rights-honoring-promises