Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

刑法修正案(十)拟增加“侮辱国歌罪” 公共场合歪唱国歌可处三年以下徒刑 (Criminal Law amendment to add crime of “insulting national anthem” which is to be punishable by 3 years in prison)
Beijing News, October 31, 2017
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2017/10/31/462290.html

Related:
China considers three-year jail terms for disrespecting national anthem
Reuters, October 31, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-law-anthem/china-considers-three-year-jail-terms-for-disrespecting-national-anthem-idUSKBN1D0075

Chinese artist kidnapped, told to leave Beijing artists' village
Radio Free Asia, October 30, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/artist-10302017145738.html

新疆昌吉、伊犁警方抓捕多名哈萨克人 (Many Kazakhs arrested by police and sent to “vocational training centers” in Xinjiang)
Radio Free Asia, October 30, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql2-10302017104712.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese universities race to embrace Xi Jinping’s theories
中国高校争相拥抱“习近平思想”
Financial Times, October 30, 2017
EN: https://www.ft.com/content/7002d916-bd47-11e7-b8a3-38a6e068f464
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001074874

Government Accountability (政府问责)

87人因违规配备使用公务用车被处理 (Nanchang, Jiangxi, investigates and punishes 87 people for using public vehicles in violation of regulations)
People’s Daily, October 31, 2017
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2017/1031/c1001-29617537.html

维族医师揭露器官移植黑幕 吁关注新疆人权 (Uyghur doctor reveals organ transplant scandal and calls for attention to human rights in Xinjiang)
Radio Free Asia, October 30, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hx-10302017101954.html

Hong Kong (香港)

擲三文治案 吳文遠罪成判囚3周 (Avery Ng, chairman of League of Social Democrats, sentenced to three weeks in prison for throwing sandwich at CY Leung)
Mingpao, October 31, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20171031/s00001/1509433849344

Barred UK activist’s new Hong Kong Watch group draws support from British foreign policy heavyweights
South China Morning Post, October 31, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2117715/barred-uk-activists-new-hong-kong-watch-group-draws-support

香港劳工团体游行抗议中共废除集体谈判权 (Hong Kong labor groups march in protest against CPC's denial against right to collective bargaining)
Radio Free Asia, October 30, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp2-10302017141646.html

六七暴動、六四事件不列入初中中史修訂課程大綱 (1967 riots and June Fourth excluded from Chinese history curriculum for junior secondary school students)
CitizenNews, October 30, 2017
http://bit.ly/2gRjcyF

Related:
1967 leftist riots and 1989 Tiananmen massacre excluded from Hong Kong’s revised history curriculum
Hong Kong Free Press, October 31, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/10/31/1967-leftist-riots-1989-tiananmen-massacre-excluded-hong-kongs-revised-history-curriculum/

中聯辦約校長教師 談初中中史課程 葉建源憂介入 教聯指純了解沒問題 (Liaison Office calls principals and teachers to talk about Chinese history curriculum)
Mingpao, October 30, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20171030/s00002/1509300131318

Related:
Beijing officials in Hong Kong invite principals to discuss Chinese history school subject
Hong Kong Free Press, October 30, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/10/30/beijing-officials-hong-kong-invite-principals-discuss-chinese-history-school-subject/

TVB抽起《頭條新聞》播習近平講話 通訊局發強烈勸喻促遵從指示 無綫:應終止不合時宜的規定 (TVB “advised strongly” by Communication Authority to replace program with showing of Xi Jinping’s speech)
Mingpao, October 30, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20171030/s00001/1509352722166

Commentary (评论)

The path to speaking up for trans people in China
Wagic, October 30, 2017
https://www.wagic.org/blank-2/2017/10/30/The-Path-To-Speaking-Up-For-Trans-People-in-China

A brief taste of freedom reminds me to never stop fighting for Hong Kong
The Guardian, October 29, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/commentisfree/2017/oct/29/a-brief-taste-of-freedom-reminds-me-to-never-stop-fighting-for-hong-kong

Access to Justice (司法公正)

党的领导是中国特色社会主义法治最根本的保证 ("Socialism with Chinese Characteristics": Party leadership is the most fundamental guarantee of ruling by law)
Legal Daily, October 25, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-10/26/content_7369291.htm?node=5955

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese universities race to establish Xi Jinping Thought institutes to help leader’s ideas "enter students’ hearts and minds"
South China Morning Post, October 30, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2117629/chinese-universities-race-establish-xi-jinping-thought

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中共中央办公厅印发《关于在全国各地推开国家监察体制改革试点方案》 (Central Office of the CCP issues “Pilot Plan for Launching National Supervision System Reforms across the Country”)
Central People’s Government, October 25, 2017
http://www.gov.cn/zhengce/2017-10/29/content_5235245.htm

十八届中央纪律检查委员会向中国共产党第十九次全国代表大会的工作报告 (Work report of the 18th Central Commission of Discipline Inspection presented to the 19th Party Congress)
Xinhua, October 29, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2017-10/29/c_1121873020.htm

前三季度全国纪检监察机关处分33.8万人 包括56名省部级及以上干部 (National discipline inspection organs punished 338,000 people, including 56 provincial level or above cadres in 1st 3 quarters of 2017)
Xinhua, October 29, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/2017-10/29/c_1121873608.htm

China attacks “schemers and plotters” and pledges to set up state anti-corruption unit
The Guardian, October 30, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/30/china-attacks-schemers-and-plotters-and-pledges-to-set-up-state-anti-corruption-unit

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

11月新规:保险业实施双录 互联网域名管理明确责任 (New regulations in November: Both videotaping and recording required in insurance industry; clear responsibilities defined for management of Internet Domain Names)
China News, October 27, 2017
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2017/10-27/8361555.shtml

Related:
互联网域名管理办法 (Internet Domain Name Management Measures)
Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China, September 1, 2017
http://www.miit.gov.cn/n1146285/n1146352/n3054355/n3057254/n3057264/c5778555/content.html

国家互联网信息办公室公布《互联网新闻信息服务单位内容管理从业人员管理办法》(Cyberspace Administration of China issues “Management Measures for Content Management Practitioners in Internet News Information Service Units”)
Cyberspace Administration of China, October 30, 2017
http://www.cac.gov.cn/2017-10/30/c_1121877890.htm

国家互联网信息办公室公布《互联网新闻信息服务新技术新应用安全评估管理规定》(Cyberspace Administration of China issues “Management Measures for Security Assessments of New Technology and Applications in Internet News Information Services”)
Cyberspace Administration of China, October 30, 2017
http://www.cac.gov.cn/2017-10/30/c_1121878100.htm

重拳出击形成有力震慑 ——三季度全国网信行政执法工作取得明显成效 (Law enforcement work on national Internet information administration achieves remarkable results in third quarter)
Cyberspace Administration of China, October 27, 2017
http://www.cac.gov.cn/2017-10/27/c_1121868206.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong’s High Court rules police need a warrant to search mobile phones
South China Morning Post, October 27, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2117341/hong-kongs-high-court-rules-police-need-warrant-search

Bookseller Gui Minhai “half free” after being detained in China for two years
The Guardian, October 27, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/27/bookseller-gui-minhai-half-free-detained-china

Commentary (评论)

The 14 “upholds” of China’s “new era” of socialism have something missing: human rights
Hong Kong Free Press, October 29, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/10/29/14-upholds-chinas-new-era-socialism-something-missing-human-rights/

Inside China’s secret “magic weapon” for worldwide influence
The Financial Times, October 26, 2017
https://www.ft.com/content/fb2b3934-b004-11e7-beba-5521c713abf4