Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Xi stresses Party's "absolute leadership" over political, legal work
Xinhua News Agency, January 23, 2018
http://english.sina.com/china/p/2018-01-23/detail-ifyqwiqi5767568.shtml

Chinese police seize publisher from train in front of diplomats
瑞典籍香港书商桂民海在火车上被中国警方带走
The New York Times, January 22, 2018
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/22/world/asia/china-police-bookseller-train-gui-minhai.html
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20180123/china-police-bookseller-train-gui-minhai/

Around 120,000 Uyghurs detained for political re-education in Xinjiang’s Kashgar prefecture
Radio Free Asia, January 22, 2018
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/detentions-01222018171657.html

教会长老胡石根病重被拒保外就医 (Imprisoned priest Hu Shigen, suffering from heart disease, denied medical parole)
Radio Free Asia, January 22, 2018
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/gf2-01222018111228.html

律师会见余文生被拒 数十人联署要求公布真相 (Lawyer banned from meeting with detained rights lawyer Yu Wensheng, as dozens launch signature campaign demanding the truth)
Radio Free Asia, January 22, 2018
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-01222018111134.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China takes aim at hip-hop, saying “low-taste content” must stop
Reuters, January 22, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-censorship-hiphop/china-takes-aim-at-hip-hop-saying-low-taste-content-must-stop-idUSKBN1FB139

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

两千多钱宝“合伙投资人”在南京游行 (Over 2,000 investors of collapsed pyramid scheme march and protest in Nanjing)
Weiquanwang, January 22, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2018/01/blog-post_92.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

误将亚硝酸盐做食盐致多名幼儿食物中毒 河北一幼儿园被查封 (Hebei kindergarten closed for putting Nitrite in meals and poisoning many children)
The Beijing News, January 23, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/01/23/473667.html

Chinese staff paid in bricks to top up unpaid wages
农民工春节前遭拖欠工资 老板发砖抵薪水
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 22, 2018
EN: http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-42779898#
CH: http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-42784780

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

China's Xinjiang to build “Great Wall” to protect border: governor
Reuters, January 23, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-xinjiang/chinas-xinjiang-to-build-great-wall-to-protect-border-governor-idUSKBN1FC022

Chinese hacking against Taiwan: A blessing for the United States?
The Diplomat, January 23, 2018
https://thediplomat.com/2018/01/chinese-hacking-against-taiwan-a-blessing-for-the-united-states/

China orders Tibetan pilgrims in India and Nepal to return home
Radio Free Asia, January 22, 2018
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/india-pilgrims-01222018144658.html

Hong Kong (香港)

New Justice Sec. Teresa Cheng saved HK$6.7m in stamp duty buying additional flat as first-time homeowner
Hong Kong Free Press, January 23, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/01/23/new-justice-sec-teresa-cheng-saved-hk6-7m-stamp-duty-buying-hk62m-flat-first-time-homeowner/

Related:
Hong Kong pro-government camp losing patience with Teresa Cheng over illegal structures furor, says Paul Tse
South China Morning Post, January 23, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2130131/hong-kong-pro-government-camp-losing-patience-teresa-cheng

Baptist University holds open meeting over controversial Mandarin test following 8-hour student standoff
Hong Kong Free Press, January 23, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/01/23/baptist-university-holds-open-meeting-controversial-mandarin-test-following-8-hour-student-standoff/

Growing push to limit academic freedom in Hong Kong after Occupy protests, says new UK watchdog report
Hong Kong Free Press, January 22, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/01/22/growing-push-limit-academic-freedom-hong-kong-occupy-protests-says-new-uk-watchdog-report/

Related:
In-depth report says academic freedom in Hong Kong under threat
Hong Kong Watch, January 22, 2018
https://www.hongkongwatch.org/all-posts/2018/1/22/in-depth-report-says-academic-freedom-in-hong-kong-under-threat

Hong Kong security minister to follow up and “keep an open mind” on review of police work guidelines
South China Morning Post, January 22, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2130076/hong-kong-security-minister-follow-and-keep-open-mind

Commentary (评论)

专访曾钰成:我们要研究,香港凭什么让中国政府保留一国两制 (Jasper Tsang: We have to figure out on what basis can Hong Kong make the Chinese government keep “One Country, Two Systems”)
The Initium, January 23, 2018
https://theinitium.com/article/20180123-hongkong-jasper-tsang/

Teresa Cheng mired in a crisis of her own making
South China Morning Post, January 23, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2130094/teresa-cheng-mired-crisis-her-own-making

Britain will continue to speak up on Hong Kong and any pressures “One, Country, Two Systems” comes under, consul general vows
South China Morning Post, January 22, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2129887/britain-will-continue-speak-hong-kong-and-any-pressures-one

How China forces American companies to do its political bidding
The Washington Post, January 21, 2018
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/how-china-forces-american-companies-to-do-its-political-bidding/2018/01/21/52a1d5a0-fd63-11e7-8f66-2df0b94bb98a_story.html