Friday, April 06, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

监察全覆盖彰显震慑力 (Total coverage: Detention under Supervision Law sends shockwaves across the country)
People’s Daily, April 6, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0406/c1001-29909277.html

US lawmakers call for investigation of mass incarcerations, surveillance of Uyghurs in Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, April 5, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/lawmakers-04052018141926.html

甄江华案通报:律师要求会见甄冮华 看守所称查无此人 (Human rights activist Zhen Jianghua denied access to legal counsel after 7 months in detention)
Weiquanwang, April 3, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2018/04/201843.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China’s media watchdog takes a tough line on content uploaded to popular sites
Abacus, April 5, 2018
https://www.abacusnews.com/big-guns/chinas-media-watchdog-takes-tough-line-content-uploaded-popular-sites/article/2140355

Sunset for China’s “sunshine boy”
China Media Project, April 5, 2018
http://chinamediaproject.org/2018/04/05/sunset-for-chinas-sunshine-boy/

Crushing a rose under foot: Chinese authorities target Internet chat groups
China Change, April 4, 2018
https://chinachange.org/2018/04/04/crushing-a-rose-under-foot-chinese-authorities-target-internet-chat-groups/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Sanitation workers are out on strike again in China
China Labor Bulletin, April 6, 2018
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/sanitation-workers-are-out-strike-again-china

1,000 days on, wife of “vanished” Chinese lawyer Wang Quanzhang marches 100km for answers
Agence France-Presse, April 5, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/05/1000-days-wife-vanished-chinese-lawyer-wang-quanzhang-marches-100km-answers/

西安教师强烈要求根据教师法 给广大教师也下发同样的绩效工资的公开信 (School teachers in Xi’an write open letter demanding equal performance-related wages as civil servants)
Weiquanwang, April 3, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2018/04/blog-post_85.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Life in a “coffin home”: how poverty drove six elderly men in China to share a 161 sq ft room
South China Morning Post, April 6, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2140496/life-coffin-home-how-poverty-drove-six-elderly-men-china-share

Tearful reunion highlights plight of China's missing children
Agence France-Presse, April 5, 2018
http://www.asiaone.com/china/tearful-reunion-highlights-plight-chinas-missing-children

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Ex-Google executive opens a school for AI, with China's help
Wired, April 5, 2018
https://www.wired.com/story/ex-google-executive-opens-a-school-for-ai-with-chinas-help/

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

Taiwan is again becoming a flashpoint between China and America
The Economist, April 5, 2018
https://www.economist.com/news/asia/21740049-unlike-tensions-over-trade-and-north-korea-it-involves-red-lines-both-sides-taiwan-again

Chinese hackers targeting US firms’ financial data, report says
Bloomberg, April 5, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2140423/chinese-hackers-targeting-us-firms-financial-data

Hong Kong (香港)

“Worst precedent since handover”: Lawyers hit out at gov’t’s legal justification for joint checkpoint rail plan
Hong Kong Free Press, April 6, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/06/worst-precedent-since-handover-lawyers-hit-govts-legal-justification-joint-checkpoint-rail-plan/

Attacks against academic Benny Tai may be paving way for controversial national security law, scholars warn
Hong Kong Free Press, April 6, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/06/attacks-academic-benny-tai-may-paving-way-controversial-national-security-law-scholars-warn/

Related:
林鄭月娥稱任何鼓吹港獨自決言論完全不能接受 (Carrie Lam claims any speech advocating for independence or self-determination “totally unacceptable”)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 6, 2018
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1389762-20180406.htm

No place for disruptive political protests at Chinese University, new president says
South China Morning Post, April 6, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/2140480/no-place-disruptive-political-protests-chinese

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge “scientifically proven to be safe” says Carrie Lam
South China Morning Post, April 6, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2140583/hong-kong-zhuhai-macau-bridge-scientifically-proven-be-safe

Hong Kong democracy activists in call to “end one-party dictatorship” at June 4 ceremony despite earlier warning
South China Morning Post, April 5, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2140456/hong-kong-democracy-activists-call-end-one-party

Commentary (评论)

The responsible use of freedom of expression is the way to defend it
South China Morning Post, April 5, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2140345/responsible-use-freedom-expression-way-defend-it#add-comment

Related:
必須遏止文化大革命2.0 (Cultural Revolution 2.0 must be stopped)
Inmediahk, April 6, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1056206a

How the West misread Xi: China abolished term limits to ensure effective governance, not one-man rule
South China Morning Post, April 5, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2140296/how-west-misread-xi-china-abolished-term-limits-ensure

Is gender equality at Chinese colleges a sham?
Sixth Tone, April 5, 2018
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1002051/Is%20Gender%20Equality%20at%20Chinese%20Colleges%20a%20Sham?