Thursday, December 07, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

(受权发布)中华人民共和国反间谍法实施细则 (PRC releases details of implementation of counter-espionage law)
Xinhua News Agency, December 6, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2017-12/06/c_1122068667.htm

Related:
China adds broad new definitions to counter-espionage law
Reuters, December 6, 2017
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-adds-broad-new-definitions-to-counter-espionage-law-9474856

童养媳14岁产女求助无门 重庆司法局禁止律师接案 (Chongqing Justice Bureau bans rights lawyer from representing 14-year-old bride who was raped and forced to get pregnant)
Radio Free Asia, December 6, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf1-12062017104220.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China hosts global forum featuring own take on human rights
Associated Press, December 7, 2017
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-hosts-global-forum-featuring-own-take-on-human-rights/2017/12/06/22b2f3da-dafc-11e7-a241-0848315642d0_story.html

第四届世界互联网大会闭幕 一边促进开放共享一边加强网络管控 (To conclude 4th World Internet Conference: Openness and sharing on one hand, tightened control on other)
Radio Free Asia, December 6, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/yl-12062017104413.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Fatal accident highlights intense pressures faced by China’s food-delivery workers
China Labor Bulletin, December 6, 2017
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/fatal-accident-highlights-intense-pressures-faced-china%E2%80%99s-food-delivery-workers

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China to further promote government information sharing and disclosure
Xinhua News Agency, December 7, 2017
http://english.sina.com/china/p/2017-12-07/detail-ifypnqvn0752294.shtml

安徽一煤矿现20余人腐败窝案:每个环节都渗透贿影 (Bribery everywhere in Anhui coal mine corruption case that involves over 20)
Procuratorate’s Daily, December 7, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1895519

Chinese schools investigated for holding classes outside during freezing winter
The Telegraph, December 6, 2017
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/06/probe-launched-china-schools-hold-classes-outside-freezing-winter/

Related:
“煤改气”凸显天然气供应短板 (North China residents face natural gas supply shortage after sudden coal ban)
Caijing Magazine, December 7, 2017
http://yuanchuang.caijing.com.cn/2017/1207/4373279.shtml

Chinese living on North Korean border told to prepare for nuclear disaster by state newspaper
South China Morning Post, December 6, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2123188/state-owned-chinese-newspaper-border-north-korea-tells

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Apple CEO hopeful banned apps will return to China store
Associated Press, December 6, 2017
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/apple-ceo-hopeful-banned-apps-will-return-to-china-store/2017/12/06/f8fe9902-da6c-11e7-a241-0848315642d0_story.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong legislative meeting halted as democrats protest changes to house rules
Hong Kong Free Press, December 7, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/12/07/hong-kong-legislative-meeting-halted-democrats-protest-changes-house-rules/

Four convicted of unlawful assembly and assault over activist Nathan Law’s airport attack
Hong Kong Free Press, December 7, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/12/07/four-convicted-unlawful-assembly-assault-activist-nathan-laws-airport-attack/

Judge postpones sentencing of Hong Kong democracy activist
Associated Press, December 7, 2017
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/hong-kong-activist-wong-faces-new-court-sentence/2017/12/07/ec10c120-db0c-11e7-a241-0848315642d0_story.html

Little difference between students using Cantonese or Mandarin as medium to learn Chinese – int’l study
Hong Kong Free Press, December 7, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/12/07/little-difference-students-using-cantonese-mandarin-medium-learn-chinese-intl-study/

Related:
Teaching Chinese in Mandarin blamed as Hong Kong pupils struggle with higher level reading skills
South China Morning Post, December 6, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education/article/2123208/teaching-chinese-mandarin-blamed-hong-kong-pupils-struggle

Taiwanese writer Chang Tieh-chih says he was denied entry to Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, December 6, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/12/06/taiwanese-writer-chang-tieh-chih-says-denied-entry-hong-kong/

Related:
台湾知名文化人张铁志为何不能入境香港? (Why couldn’t renowned Taiwanese intellectual Chang Tieh-chih enter Hong Kong?)
British Broadcasting Company, December 6, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-42251825

Six pan-dems enter primary race to contest two seats in Hong Kong LegCo by-election
South China Morning Post, December 5, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2123005/six-pan-dems-primary-race-contest-two-seats-hong-kong-legco

Commentary (评论)

為何「低端人口」不反抗? (Why don’t “low-end population” fight back?)
Mingpao, December 7, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20171207/s00022/1512566986451

中国强推煤改气惹民怨,为什么环保与温暖不可兼得? (China turns away from coal to gas, but why do environment protection and supply of heat go against each other)
The Initium, December 6, 2017
https://theinitium.com/roundtable/20171206-roundtable-zh-change-coal-to-gas/

China and Germany: So far, yet so close
The Diplomat, December 6, 2017
https://thediplomat.com/2017/12/china-and-germany-so-far-yet-so-close/

Amnesty International: China: detained rights lawyer further ill-treated: Li Yuhan (国际特赦组织:李昱函律師獄中遭受進一步虐待)
Amnesty International, December 5, 2017
EN: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/asa17/7546/2017/en/
CH: https://zh.amnesty.org/more-resources/detained-rights-lawyer-further-ill-treated/