Monday, February 26, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China moves to let Xi stay in power by abolishing term limit
中共提议修宪,取消国家主席任期限制
The New York Times, February 25, 2018
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/25/world/asia/china-xi-jinping.html
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20180225/china-xi-jinping/

Related:
“Dictator for life”: Xi Jinping's power grab condemned as step towards tyranny
The Guardian, February 26, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/26/xi-jinping-china-presidential-limit-scrap-dictator-for-life

“I miss her so much”: Australian man pleads for wife's release from Chinese prison
The Guardian, February 25, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/feb/25/i-miss-her-so-much-australian-man-pleads-for-wifes-release-from-chinese-prison

为母报仇张扣扣首见律师 就私刑报复民间舆论撕裂 (Zhang Koukou, veteran who kills 3 in revenge, meets with lawyer and bursts into tears when asked about mother's death)
Radio Free Asia, February 24, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/revenge-02242018112313.html

余文生事件株连家人 妻许艳拟到香港遭拒出境 (Wife of rights lawyer Yu Wensheng banned from leaving China)
Radio Free Asia, February 24, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/wife-02242018102727.html

Police in China's Jiangsu criminally detain “outspoken” human rights activist
徐秦被以涉嫌寻衅滋事罪刑拘 好友透露当局大规模搜罪证
Radio Free Asia, February 23, 2018
EN: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/activist-detention-02232018124655.html
CH: https://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/dissident-02242018100436.html

中共中央印发《中央党内法规制定工作第二个五年规划(2018-2022年)》 (CPC to strengthen leadership, claims new party regulation plan)
Xinhua News Agency, February 23, 2018
http://www.xinhuanet.com/2018-02/23/c_1122443711.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

China pushes back against criticism of plan for Xi to stay in power
Reuters, February 26, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-politics/china-pushes-back-against-criticism-of-plan-for-xi-to-stay-in-power-idUSKCN1GA040

Hurt feelings: How foreign brands are proving to be a soft target as China wields its power
Hong Kong Free Press, February 25, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/02/25/hurt-feelings-foreign-brands-proving-soft-target-china-wields-power/

北京依法责令新浪微博、凤凰网等6家网站限期整改 (Beijing authorities slam Sina Weibo and others for failing to censor vulgar contents)
Xinhua News Agency, February 24, 2018
http://www.xinhuanet.com/legal/2018-02/24/c_1122448785.htm

在微博上“辱骂”中共武汉市委书记陈一新的丁文婷女士今转为刑事拘留 (Woman criminally detained for criticizing city party secretary on Weibo, asking him to “get out of Wuhan”)
Weiquanwang, February 24, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2018/02/blog-post_62.html

Related:
网上说话不要有口无心 郑州一网民因辱警被拘14日 (Man detained for 14 days in Henan after “insulting” police online)
People.com.cn, February 22, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-02/22/content_7477771.htm

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

中国版MeToo:性骚扰者被解雇後,她们想建立制度保护 (MeToo in China: Sexual harassment victims to set up protection mechanism after dismissal)
The Initium, February 26, 2018
https://theinitium.com/article/20180226-mainland-metoo/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

教育部:中小学教师诱导或逼迫学生参加校外培训等 可取消教师资格 (Ministry of Education threatens to dismiss primary and middle school teachers who “lure or coerce” students to join extra-curriculum tutoring)
The Beijing News, February 26, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/02/26/476954.html

China’s new super graft-buster will outrank courts and prosecutors
South China Morning Post, February 25, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2134656/chinas-new-super-graft-buster-will-outrank-courts-and

Related:
Date set for decision day on China’s next top government line-up
South China Morning Post, February 24, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2134568/date-set-decision-day-chinas-next-top-government-line

Top Chinese cabinet official Yang Jing’s sacking “linked to missing billionaire Xiao Jianhua”
South China Morning Post, February 24, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2134592/top-chinese-cabinet-official-yang-jings-sacking-linked

China wants to lead the climate-change fight. It better solve its milk problem.
Quartz, February 24, 2018
https://qz.com/1215017/china-wants-to-lead-the-climate-change-fight-it-better-solve-its-milk-problem/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s authoritarian state has an edge in artificial intelligence development
The Wall Street Journal, February 25, 2018
https://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-authoritarian-state-has-an-edge-in-artificial-intelligence-development-1519560000

Apple moves to store iCloud keys in China, raising human rights fears
Reuters, February 24, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-apple-icloud-insight/apple-moves-to-store-icloud-keys-in-china-raising-human-rights-fears-idUSKCN1G8060

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

Chinese military drone sales hover over Middle East
Associated Press, February 26, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2134680/chinese-military-drone-display-united-arab-emirates

Hong Kong (香港)

Who cares about popularity? Rita Fan unapologetic as she calls time on 34 years of Hong Kong politics
South China Morning Post, February 26, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2134120/who-cares-about-popularity-rita-fan-unrepentant-she-calls

Woman who led KMB drivers’ strike suspended from work
South China Morning Post, February 25, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/economy/article/2134645/woman-who-led-kmb-drivers-strike-suspended-work

Creative posters and big names part of campaign for Kowloon West hopefuls in Hong Kong by-election
South China Morning Post, February 25, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2134626/creative-posters-and-big-names-part-campaign-kowloon-west

Commentary (评论)

中國維權律師關注組:以惡法治國 (China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group: Rule the country with evil laws)
Inmediahk, February 26, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1055379

修宪回避不了的接班人问题,毛时代动荡会否重现? (Amending Constitution can’t solve problem of who will become successor. Will turbulent Mao Era reappear?)
The Initium, February 26, 2018
https://theinitium.com/article/20180226-opinion-baixin-successor-ccp/

一切荒诞都已经荒诞过了——由小说《大典》说起 (The Ceremony - Wang Lixiong’s new novel)
The Initium, February 26, 2018
https://theinitium.com/article/20180226-opinion-wang-lixiong/

“Just the way things are”: What will future generations make of Hong Kong’s inequality?
Hong Kong Free Press, February 26, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/02/26/just-way-things-will-future-generations-make-hong-kongs-inequality/

Responsible media should not act as Beijing’s pawns when reporting on staged, forced confessions
Hong Kong Free Press, February 24, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/02/24/responsible-media-not-act-beijings-pawns-reporting-staged-forced-confessions/

As PyeongChang Olympics close, countdown to Beijing begins
平昌冬奥会落幕,北京倒计时开始
Human Rights Watch, February 24, 2018
EN: https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/02/24/pyeongchang-olympics-close-countdown-beijing-begins
CH: https://www.hrw.org/zh-hans/news/2018/02/24/315427