Friday, March 23, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Detained Chinese lawyer “at risk of torture” in China's Jiangsu: rights group
律师要求见余文生再遭拒绝 家属在徐州遭全程监控
Radio Free Asia, March 22, 2018
EN: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/yuwensheng-torture-03222018150114.html
CH: https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf1-03222018101242.html

Xinjiang authorities targeting Uyghurs under 40 for re-education camps
Radio Free Asia, March 22, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/1980-03222018155500.html

台湾李净瑜获签证将赴大陆探监 (Wife of Taiwanese activist Lee Ming-che granted mainland entry to visit husband after many attempts)
Radio Free Asia, March 22, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/hcm-03222018114423.html

遭羁押的徐秦罪名又加“煽动颠覆国家政权罪” 不准会见 (Human rights activist Xu Qin charged with subversion and denied access to legal counsel)
Weiquanwang, March 22, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2018/03/blog-post_78.html

任全牛律师:甄江华被捕近7个月 律师要求会见 被告知仍处于指定监居 (Human rights activist Zhen Jianghua remains under residential surveillance at designated location for 7 months)
Weiquanwang, March 22, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2018/03/7.html

中国社科院发布司法透明度指数: 呈两极化,文书公开待完善 (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Report on 2017 Rule of Law in China shows 60-point gap in judicial transparency extremes, Tibet High Court and Xinjiang Urumqi Intermediate Court at bottom)
The Paper, March 22, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2037308

Access to Information (信息公开)

国家新闻出版广电部门:网站不得擅自重新剪辑经典文艺作品 (SAPPRFT bans re-editing, re-dubbing, re-subtitling of classic and original audio and video programs)
Xinhua News Agency, March 22, 2018
http://www.xinhuanet.com/2018-03/22/c_1122577762.htm

Related:
China tightens scrutiny over online videos, bans illegal downloads and remakes
China Film Insider, March 22, 2018
http://chinafilminsider.com/china-tightens-scrutiny-online-videos-bans-illegal-downloads-remakes/

西藏网信办研究部署网络正能量传播工作 (Tibet Internet Information Office deploys online propaganda on “positive energy,” upholds principle of “Party controlling the media”)
Cyberspace Administration of China, March 20, 2018
http://www.cac.gov.cn/2018-03/20/c_1122563720.htm

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Why are Shenzhen police regulating labor relations in the food delivery business?
China Labor Bulletin, March 23, 2018
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/why-are-shenzhen-police-regulating-labour-relations-food-delivery-business

U.N. rights experts urge China to provide care for rights lawyer
Reuters, March 23, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights-un/u-n-rights-experts-urge-china-to-provide-care-for-rights-lawyer-idUSKBN1GZ179

Related:
China: UN experts concerned about health of jailed rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong
OHCHR, March 23, 2018
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=22890&LangID=E

Shanghai orders citizens to give up their local residence rights if they have a foreign green card
South China Morning Post, March 22, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2138437/shanghai-orders-citizens-give-their-local-residence-rights-if

上班期间冲饮功夫茶 广东揭阳27名公职人员被处理 (27 public servants punished in Guangdong for drinking kung fu tea at work)
The Beijing News, March 22, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/03/22/480112.html

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

First China ambassador calls for calm in influence debate
The Sydney Morning Herald, March 22, 2018
https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/first-china-ambassador-calls-for-calm-in-influence-debate-20180322-p4z5r0.html

China should prepare for military action over Taiwan: Chinese paper
Reuters, March 22, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-taiwan-usa/china-should-prepare-for-military-action-over-taiwan-chinese-paper-idUSKBN1GY015

Hong Kong (香港)

JUST IN: Hong Kong gov’t announces HK$4,000 cash handouts to around 2.8 million eligible residents
Hong Kong Free Press, March 23, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/03/23/just-hong-kong-govt-announces-hk4000-cash-handouts-around-2-8-million-eligible-residents/

Court rejects activist Raphael Wong’s appeal to overturn Occupy jail sentence
Hong Kong Free Press, March 23, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/03/23/court-rejects-activist-raphael-wongs-appeal-overturn-occupy-jail-sentence/

Should Hong Kong’s national anthem law specify the responsibility of schools to teach the song?
South China Morning Post, March 23, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2138506/should-hong-kongs-national-anthem-law-specify-responsibility

Related:
數十團體聯署要求政府就《國歌法》立法進行公眾諮詢 (Dozens of groups launch signature campaign demanding public consultation of local legislation of National Anthem Law)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 23, 2018
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1387521-20180323.htm

Hong Kong police officer fired two gun shots to save stricken colleague’s life, Edward Leung riot trial hears
South China Morning Post, March 22, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2138477/hong-kong-police-officer-fired-two-gun-shots-save-stricken

Hong Kong’s new human trafficking action plan – a rhetorical maneuver or reason for hope?
Hong Kong Free Press, March 22, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/03/22/hong-kongs-new-human-trafficking-action-plan-rhetorical-manoeuvre-reason-hope/

【浸大炒工會主席】黃偉國評估表現「very good」學校話唔夠「outstanding」 (Baptist University refuses to renew contract with assistant professor Benson Wong claiming he is “very good” but not “outstanding”)
Inmediahk, March 22, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1055922

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong justice seen to be done with two more foreign judges
South China Morning Post, March 23, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/opinion/article/2138525/hong-kong-justice-seen-be-done-two-more-foreign-judges

各就各位 思想審查開步! (On your marks and march toward censorship of thought!)
Mingpao, March 23, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20180323/s00022/1521725153052

How democracy can survive big data
The New York Times, March 22, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/22/opinion/democracy-survive-data.html

Is democracy dying?
Foreign Policy, March 22, 2018
http://foreignpolicy.com/2018/03/22/is-democracy-dying/

一個年代就在一個星期裏匆匆終結 (An era in Hong Kong ends with red capital replacing local capital, pro-establishment replacing pan-dems, and unification replacing diversification)
Mingpao, March 21, 2018
https://m.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20180321/s00022/1521536966921

Nobody knows anything about China
Foreign Policy, March 21, 2018
http://foreignpolicy.com/2018/03/21/nobody-knows-anything-about-china/