Friday, March 02, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China's top paper says Xi Jinping won't necessarily serve for life
Cable News Network, March 1, 2018
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/01/asia/china-peoples-daily-xi-jinping-term-limits-intl/index.html

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保证党和国家长治久安的重大制度安排 (People’s Daily: Important institutional arrangements [constitutional amendments] are meant to ensure long-term stability of party and state)
People’s Daily, March 1, 2018
http://paper.people.com.cn/rmrb/html/2018-03/01/nw.D110000renmrb_20180301_2-03.htm

After U.S.-based reporters exposed abuses, China seized their relatives
中国拘留多名自由亚洲电台维族记者亲属
The New York Times, March 1, 2018
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/01/world/asia/china-xinjiang-rfa.html
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20180302/china-xinjiang-rfa/

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Rights groups condemn China’s detention of RFA reporters’ relatives
Radio Free Asia, March 1, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/reporters-relatives-03012018164751.html

全国政协委员吕红兵提案:建议只有律师能担任刑事案件辩护人 (CPPCC’s Lyu Hongbin: Prohibit disbarred lawyers from representing clients in criminal defense posing as relatives and friends)
The Paper, March 1, 2018
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2014209

Cybersecurity law causing “mass concerns” among foreign firms in China
South China Morning Post, March 1, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2135338/cybersecurity-law-causing-mass-concerns-among-foreign-firms-china

China places outspoken dissidents under house arrest ahead of parliament
Radio Free Asia, March 1, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/dissidents-03012018125427.html

李昱函受虐绝食 律师拟申请取保候审 (Rights lawyer Li Yuhan stages hunger strike against torture under detention. Lawyer to apply for bail)
Radio Free Asia, February 28, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf3-02282018101545.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

重拳整治乱象 还网络一片清朗 (Chinese authorities crack down on “illegal” and “vulgar” online video games)
People’s Daily, March 2, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0302/c1001-29842942.html

批澳大利亚出版反华书籍,华春莹送出一句古诗 (MFA spokesperson criticizes book “Silent Invasion: China's Influence in Australia” by quoting ancient poem: “Despite the incessant cry of apes from the banks, the swift boat has already sailed through thousands of hills”)
Global Times, March 1, 2018
http://world.huanqiu.com/exclusive/2018-03/11634025.html

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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Regular Press Conference on March 1, 2018
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, March 1, 2018
http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/xwfw_665399/s2510_665401/t1538767.shtml

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China Media Bulletin: Resisting Beijing’s influence, New Year Gala, #MeToo in China (Issue No. 126)
中国媒体快报:抵抗北京的影响力、春晚、#MeToo在中国 (Issue 126, Simplified Chinese)
Freedom House, March 1, 2018
EN: https://freedomhouse.org/china-media/china-media-bulletin-resisting-beijings-influence-new-year-gala-metoo-in-china-issue-no-126
CH: https://freedomhouse.org/china-media/metooissue-126-simplified-chinese

陕西富平县两个村村民:我们坚决反对建垃圾焚烧发电厂 (Villagers in Shaanxi petition against construction of waste incineration power plants)
Weiquanwang, March 1, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2018/03/blog-post_1.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s new vice-premiers to lead battles against poverty, pollution and economic risks
South China Morning Post, March 2, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2135094/chinas-new-vice-premiers-lead-battles-against-poverty

Related:
Exclusive: Xi confidant set to become China's new spy master - sources
Reuters, February 28, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-politics-security-exclusive/exclusive-xi-confidant-set-to-become-chinas-new-spy-master-sources-idUSKCN1GC17K

China’s parliament is a growing billionaires’ club
人大和政协,中国的“亿万富翁俱乐部”
The New York Times, March 1, 2018
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/01/business/china-parliament-billionaires.html
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/business/20180302/china-parliament-billionaires/

专访陈日君: 中梵协议是"投降" 出卖了地下教会 (Joseph Zen calls Sino-Vatican deal “surrender”, claiming it betrays underground Churches)
Deutsche Welle, March 1, 2018
http://bit.ly/2GV2f1l

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

在数字极权下的上海生活是怎样一种体验? (What’s it like to live in digitally totalitarian Shanghai?)
China Digital Times, March 1, 2018
http://bit.ly/2GXhwi6

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

China warns Taiwan playing with fire over U.S. bill
Reuters, March 2, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-taiwan/china-warns-taiwan-playing-with-fire-over-u-s-bill-idUSKCN1GE039

World braces for blowback from Xi lifetime power play in China
Agence France-Presse, February 28, 2018
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-5443793/World-braces-blowback-Xi-lifetime-power-play-China.html

Hong Kong (香港)

中央機構改革 台辦港澳辦合併 (Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office to merge with Taiwan Affairs Office)
Mingpao, March 2, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20180302/s00013/1519929059508

Budget 2018: Tax deductions for Hongkongers renting their homes not feasible this year, says finance chief
Hong Kong Free Press, March 2, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/03/02/budget-2018-tax-deductions-hongkongers-renting-homes-not-feasible-year-says-finance-chief/

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Budget 2018: Environmental group says gov’t green bonds could lead to more “white elephant” projects
Hong Kong Free Press, March 2, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/03/02/budget-2018-environmental-group-says-govt-green-bonds-lead-white-elephant-projects/

Court rejects appeal bid from ex-chief exec. aide Lew Mon-hung over obstruction of justice conviction
Hong Kong Free Press, March 2, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/03/02/court-rejects-appeal-bid-ex-chief-exec-aide-lew-mon-hung-obstruction-justice-conviction/

Pro-democracy bloc suffers another blow as Hong Kong Legco approves more rule book changes for Finance Committee
South China Morning Post, March 1, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2135324/pro-democracy-bloc-suffers-another-blow-hong-kong-legco

“I really want to kill you!”: Hong Kong woman arrested after video shows employer hitting Indonesian domestic helper
South China Morning Post, March 1, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2135278/i-really-want-kill-you-video-showing-employer-hitting

Video: Treatment of student sparks questions over Hong Kong police training on autism
Hong Kong Free Press, March 1, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/03/01/video-treatment-student-sparks-questions-hong-kong-police-training-autism/

林郑月娥新春酒会自认“忠诚如狗” (Carrie Lam claims “loyal as a dog” during Lunar New Year party)
Radio France Internationale, March 1, 2018
http://bit.ly/2CVx2cg

Commentary (评论)

彭丽君:毛美学──创新还是整合,民族自信还是感官控制? (Maoist aesthetic: Innovation or integration; national confidence or control of senses?)
The Initium, March 2, 2108
https://theinitium.com/article/20180302-opinion-panglaikwan-aesthetics-of-the-maoist/

Xi Jinping and the perils of one-person rule in China
The New Yorker, March 1, 2018
https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/xi-jinping-and-the-perils-of-one-person-rule-in-china

How the West got China wrong
The Economist, March 1, 2018
https://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21737517-it-bet-china-would-head-towards-democracy-and-market-economy-gamble-has-failed-how

Maybe the law does actually matter to Xi Jinping
China File, March 1, 2018
http://www.chinafile.com/reporting-opinion/viewpoint/maybe-law-does-actually-matter-xi-jinping

Can Chinese journalists criticize the party-state?
China File, March 1, 2018
http://www.chinafile.com/library/sinica-podcast/can-chinese-journalists-criticize-party-state

Xi Jinping’s authoritarian rise in China has been powered by sexism
The Washington Post, March 1, 2018
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opinions/wp/2018/03/01/xi-jinpings-authoritarian-rise-in-china-has-been-powered-by-sexism/

When the cat’s away …
习近平们的春天来了
The New York Times, February 27, 2018
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/27/opinion/trump-strongmen-democracy.html
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20180302/trump-strongmen-democracy/