Monday, January 15, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

I slept handcuffed to a chair: Li Fangping recalls his secret detention
戴着手铐睡觉:李方平回忆他的秘密关押经历
RSDL Monitor, January 14, 2018
EN: http://rsdlmonitor.com/li-fangping-recalls-secret-detention/
CH: http://rsdlmonitor.com/zh/li-fangping-recalls-secret-detention-ch/

翟岩民突发脑梗 妻子刘二敏怒斥当局狱中酷刑 (Liu Ermin, wife of Zhai Yanmin, accuses regime of torturing her husband after Zhai suffered from cerebral infarction)
Radio Free Asia, January 14, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/Xinwen/9-01142018155218.html

Related:
709案王全璋律师被失踪917天 律师要求探望仍遭拒绝 (Lawyers once again banned from meeting with 709 lawyer Wang Quanzhang after he disappeared 917 days ago)
Weiquanwang, January 12, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2018/01/709917.html

中共中央政治局召开会议 讨论拟提请十九届二中全会审议的文件 中共中央总书记习近平主持会议 (Politburo forwards suggested constitutional amendment to “raise high the banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics” for consideration at second plenum of 19th party congress later this month)
Xinhua News Agency, January 12, 2018
http://www.xinhuanet.com/politics/2018-01/12/c_1122250299.htm

Chinese bishop freed after seven months in captivity
Agence France-Presse, January 12, 2018
https://www.yahoo.com/news/chinese-bishop-freed-seven-months-captivity-141028629.html

Chinese authorities arrest Xinjiang intellectual amid crackdown on prominent Uyghurs
Radio Free Asia, January 12, 2018
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/arrest-01122018152937.html

How China used a Times documentary as evidence against its subject
當我製作的影片成為中國政府審判扎西文色的證據
The New York Times, January 10, 2018
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/10/insider/tashi-wangchuk-documentary-china.html
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20180111/tashi-wangchuk-documentary-china/zh-hant/

Access to Information (信息公开)

业内人士揭网络“水军”产业链运作内情 (Insider reveals how RMB 60,000 will mobilize “water army” robots to produce enough comments to lift Weibo post to top spot in “Hot Topic Search list”)
Legal Daily, January 12, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-01/12/content_7446221.htm

上海网信办责令zara和美敦力网站立即更正违法违规内容 (Shanghai Internet Information Office orders Zara and Medtronic to stop listing Taiwan as country)
Xinhua News Agency, January 12, 2018
http://www.xinhuanet.com/politics/2018-01/12/c_1122252032.htm

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

上海市46万的失地农民的58名维权代表冒着严寒来第40次维权到上海市人力资源和社会保障局维权 (58 representatives of 460,000 peasants in Shanghai who lost their lands petition at local Human Resources and Social Security Bureau)
Weiquanwang, January 13, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2018/01/465840.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China sees 1,300 fugitives returned from overseas in 2017: China Daily
Reuters, January 15, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-crime/china-sees-1300-fugitives-returned-from-overseas-in-2017-china-daily-idUSKBN1F404O

China punishes officials for tampering with smog monitoring
Reuters, January 15, 2018
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-punishes-officials-for-tampering-with-smog-monitoring-9861374

企业隐瞒工伤伤情职工追问遭二次伤害 申请司法鉴定错漏百出 (Shenyang railway worker demands work-related injury compensation but gets beaten up by local railway authority, and his forensic report is full of mistakes)
Radio Free Asia, January 14, 2018
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf-01142018101843.html

”Frost Boy” in China warms up the Internet, and stirs poverty debate
“冰花男孩”揭示中国留守儿童困境
The New York Times, January 13, 2018
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/13/world/asia/frozen-boy-china-poverty.html
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20180115/frozen-boy-china-poverty/

Related:
Chinese officials slammed for flushing US$31,000 from poverty reduction fund down the toilet
South China Morning Post, January 15, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2128301/chinese-officials-slammed-flushing-us31000-poverty-reduction-fund

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

內地網絡犯罪領先全球 馬化騰:「三新」方式應對 (Pony Ma, head of Tencent, pledges to work with authorities and crackdown on cybercrime using AI)
Mingpao, January 15, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20180115/s00013/1515952964700

关于督促互联网网络接入服务企业依法持证经营的通知 (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issues notice to require Internet service providers and content delivery network enterprises to obtain license starting Jan 1, 2018)
Ministry of Industry and Information Technology , January 12, 2018
http://www.miit.gov.cn/n1146290/n1146402/n1146440/c6011525/content.html

工信部约谈支付宝等三家企业 (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology questions Baidu, Alipay, Toutiao on purposes of personal information collection and adequacy of notification)
Legal Daily, January 12, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-01/12/content_7446644.htm

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

China’s hybrid warfare and Taiwan
The Diplomat, January 13, 2018
https://thediplomat.com/2018/01/chinas-hybrid-warfare-and-taiwan/

Hong Kong (香港)

Ex-lawmakers Gary Fan, Edward Yiu win pro-democracy camp primaries, ahead of legislative by-election
Hong Kong Free Press, January 15, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/01/15/breaking-ex-lawmakers-gary-fan-edward-yiu-win-pro-democracy-camp-primaries-ahead-legislative-election/

Related:
More than 26,000 Hongkongers vote in pro-democracy camp primary election for legislative by-election
Hong Kong Free Press, January 15, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/01/15/26000-hongkongers-vote-pro-democracy-camp-primary-election-legislative-election/

Pro-democracy Demosisto activist Agnes Chow officially announces candidacy for legislative by-election
Hong Kong Free Press, January 15, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/01/15/pro-democracy-demosisto-activist-agnes-chow-officially-announces-candidacy-legislative-election/

王志民籲「信國家」 傳承「愛國愛港」香港精神 (Wang Zhimin, head of Liaison Office, urges Hong Kong teenagers to “trust the country” and carry on the Hong Kong spirit of “love the motherland, love Hong Kong”)
Mingpao, January 15, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20180115/s00001/1515974539678

Related:
王志民:與林鄭皆感「中西環行埋一齊幾好」 稱中聯辦將與港府走得更近 泛民批影響管治 (Wang Zhimin, head of Liaison Office, says the Office will work more closely with SAR government; pan-democrats criticize)
Mingpao, January 14, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20180115/s00002/1515952893268

In Hong Kong, most child abuse victims suffer at hands of parents
South China Morning Post, January 15, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2128210/when-care-turns-cruelty-hong-kong-most-child-abuse-victims

Related:
Hong Kong welfare minister pledges action on child abuse after shocking death of girl, 5
South China Morning Post, January 14, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/community/article/2128209/hong-kong-welfare-minister-pledges-action-child-abuse-after

Commentary (评论)

四個視角,看中國施派的誤讀與反西方現代性使命 (How Strauss theories are distorted in China)
The Intinium, January 15, 2018
https://theinitium.com/article/20180115-opinion-chenchun-carl-schmitt-leo-strauss/

Hong Kong’s “#MeToo” movement is only just warming up, and we have ways to go
South China Morning Post, January 14, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/2128167/hong-kongs-me-too-movement-only-just-warming-and-we-have

Why China’s good environmental policies have gone wrong
The New York Times, January 14, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/14/opinion/china-environmental-policies-wrong.html

Marriott fiasco shows there’s no room for disrespect when it comes to China’s sovereignty
South China Morning Post, January 14, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2128191/marriott-fiasco-shows-theres-no-room-disrespect-when-it

University rejects Chinese Communist Party-linked influence efforts on campus
The Washington Post, January 14, 2018
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/university-rejects-chinese-communist-party-linked-influence-efforts-on-campus/2018/01/14/c454b54e-f7de-11e7-beb6-c8d48830c54d_story.html