Monday, November 13, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

失蹤多月 官方指高智晟軟禁在家鄉 (Gao Zhisheng confirmed by Chinese authorities to be under house arrest in hometown after going reportedly missing for months)
Mingpao, November 13, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20171113/s00013/1510509409569

警察拘留洛阳曾红卫十天,法院判洛阳市公安局洛龙分局赔偿原告损失及抚慰金 (Court in Luoyang, Henan, rules in favor of Zeng Hongwei who was detained for 10 days, and demands local police to compensate)
Weiquanwang, November 12, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/11/blog-post_12.html

中国人权律师拟赴港治病遭边检拦截 (Chinese human rights lawyer stopped at border on medical trip to Hong Kong)
Voice of America, November 12, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/Chinese-rights-lawyer-denied-leaving-for-medical-treatment-20171112/4111549.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

A look inside China's propaganda bureaucracy
Advox, November 12, 2017
https://advox.globalvoices.org/2017/11/12/a-look-inside-chinas-propaganda-bureaucracy/

In China's "democracy village", no one wants to talk any more
Reuters, November 10, 2017
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-wukan-insight/in-chinas-democracy-village-no-one-wants-to-talk-any-more-idUSKBN1DA15F

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Release worker representative Fu Tianbo and resume collective bargaining at FAW-Volkswagen
China Labor Bulletin, November 13, 2017
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/release-worker-representative-fu-tianbo-and-resume-collective-bargaining-faw-volkswagen

“大陆曹顺利人权团队”上海公民继续上街举牌声援被政治迫害坐牢的唐荆陵袁新亭 (Citizens in Shanghai continue to hold placards on street in support of Tang Jingling and Yuan Xinting)
Weiquanwang, November 10, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/11/blog-post_64.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

吉林:9至10月查处违反中央八项规定精神问题285起 (Jilin province investigates 285 cases of Party principle violation in September and October)
Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, November 13, 2017
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2017/1113/c1001-29641556.html

湖南永州醉酒致休庭法官将被免职并调离法院系统 (Drunk judge who fell asleep on court in Yongzhou, Hunan, removed from judiciary post)
Beijing News, November 12, 2017
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2017/11/12/463933.html

Related:
地名姓名性别都写错 “7错裁判文书”法官被问责 (Judge held to account for putting wrong names, gender, and addresses on court document)
Xinhua News Agency, November 12, 2017
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/nd/2017-11-12/doc-ifynrsrf4100506.shtml

China faces historic corruption battle
Reuters, November 11, 2017
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/11/china-faces-historic-corruption-battle-171111071313737.html

Hong Kong (香港)

黃之鋒指獄中須裸體蹲地答問題 懲教署長:沒這要求 個別情況可投訴 (Joshua Wong says inmates are asked to squat and answer questions naked; prison chief denies such demands exist)
Mingpao, November 12, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20171112/s00001/1510466413014

Related:
Prison chief denies activist Joshua Wong was told to squat and answer questions naked in jail
Hong Kong Free Press, November 13, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/11/13/prison-chief-denies-activist-joshua-wong-told-squat-answer-questions-naked-jail/

梁愛詩:立法會有權在國歌法立法時增設追溯期 (Elsie Leung says LegCo has right to make National Anthem Law retroactive during legislation)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 12, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1364386-20171112.htm

Related:
National anthem law could have retroactive power if large-scale breach occurs, says top Beijing adviser Elsie Leung
Hong Kong Free Press, November 13, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/11/13/national-anthem-law-retroactive-power-large-scale-breach-occurs-says-top-beijing-adviser-elsie-leung/

支联会圣诞卡寄刘霞冀好好活下去 (HK Alliance sends Christmas cards signed by Hongkongers to Liu Xia asking her to live on well)
Radio Free Asia, November 12, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-11122017110718.html

Commentary (评论)

傘運世代效應 年長者也政治覺醒 (Generational effect of Umbrella Movement: Seniors are awakened politically as well)
Mingpao, November 13, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20171113/s00022/1510501279129

Why Chinese Communist Party’s largest elite body now has a lot of new members but not many young ones
South China Morning Post, November 13, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2118939/why-chinese-communist-partys-largest-elite-body-now-has

Hong Kong has the 2022 Gay Games. Life for China’s LGBTI people may improve at last
The Guardian, November 12, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/12/china-lgbt-gay-games-hong-kong-equality

China’s all-powerful leader should heed the lessons from history, former official says
The Washington Post, November 11, 2017
http://wapo.st/2yWkDr6