Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“Active collaborators of the state”: Media outlets culpable in airing of Chinese TV “confessions,” report says
Hong Kong Free Press, April 11, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/11/active-collaborators-state-media-outlets-culpable-airing-chinese-tv-confessions-report-says/

Related:
Scripted and Staged: Behind the scenes of China’s forced TV confessions
RSDL Monitor, April 8, 2018
http://rsdlmonitor.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/SCRIPTED-AND-STAGED-Behind-the-scenes-of-Chinas-forced-televised-confessions.pdf

李文足稱約30人守在北京住所樓下 買水果亦被阻攔 (Li Wenzu, wife of rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang, escorted back to Beijing and put under house arrest)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 11, 2018
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1390573-20180411.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

Police shut “privacy art” exhibit for displaying personal data
Sixth Tone, April 11, 2018
https://bit.ly/2JxCKFv

從《水形物語》到《銀翼殺手2049》 奧斯卡大片的「中國特供」 (Nude scenes in The Shape of Water and Blade Runner 2049 censored in Chinese theatres)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 8, 2018
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/chinese-news-43688017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

黑龙江维权民师欲见中央巡视组遭扣押 (Thousands of school teachers in Heilongjiang petition for fair pay, some detained by authorities)
Radio Free Asia, April 10, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf2-04102018103003.html

环保组织申请公开广西救护穿山甲信息被拒,提行政诉讼获立案 (Environmental group sues forestry authority in Guangxi over pangolins trade information disclosure dispute)
The Paper, April 10, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2068306

A voice for #Metoo from beyond the grave in China
The Sydney Morning Herald, April 10, 2018
https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/a-voice-for-metoo-from-beyond-the-grave-in-china-20180410-p4z8ty.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

中国出台新保甲制:保密监控上报 20户一网格 (Secrecy, surveillance and snitching: New community management system in China)
Radio Free Asia, April 10, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/ql2-04102018102215.html

乌鲁木齐规定市民需用身份证实名购票 (Ürümqi asks residents for IDs to buy subway tickets)
Radio Free Asia, April 10, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/yl-04102018105956.html

Asia’s authoritarians are big fans of regulating Facebook
Foreign Policy, April 10, 2018
http://foreignpolicy.com/2018/04/10/asias-authoritarians-are-big-fans-of-regulating-facebook-singapore-cambridge-analytica-china-myanmar-rohingya/

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

Revealed: China's nuclear-capable air-launched ballistic missile
The Diplomat, April 10, 2018
https://thediplomat.com/2018/04/revealed-chinas-nuclear-capable-air-launched-ballistic-missile/

Hong Kong (香港)

Man jailed for 2 years 10 months for throwing brick at police during Mong Kok unrest
Hong Kong Free Press, April 11, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/11/man-jailed-2-years-10-months-throwing-brick-police-mong-kok-unrest/

“Hatred, contempt and ridicule”: Lawyers for ex-Hong Kong chief CY Leung say democrats are defaming him
Hong Kong Free Press, April 11, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/11/hatred-contempt-ridicule-lawyers-ex-hong-kong-chief-cy-leung-say-democrats-defaming/

不为任何政权背书,我编辑了香港第一本中史教科书——专访人人书局田文忠 (Endorse no regime: The man who edited the first Chinese history textbook in Hong Kong)
The Initium, April 10, 2018
https://theinitium.com/article/20180411-culture-historyeducationinhk2/

戴耀廷:我鼓励港人独立思考是踩到中共真正的红线 (My encouraging Hong Kongers to think independently was what crossed the CPC’s real redline)
Radio France Internationale, April 10, 2018
https://bit.ly/2Hqnzxn

Related:
林鄭月娥稱有關戴耀廷言論不涉言論或學術自由 (Carrie Lam claims Benny Tai’s comment doesn’t involve freedom of speech or academic freedom)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 11, 2018
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1390566-20180411.htm

Hong Kong protesters rally in support of disappeared rights lawyer, wife
香港团体中联办示威 抗议粗暴阻挠李文足寻夫
Radio Free Asia, April 10, 2018
EN: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/protesters-04102018114649.html
CH: https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-04102018103032.html

抗爭九巴女車長申設工會獲批 (Defiant female bus driver at KMB allowed to set up trade union)
Apple Daily, April 10, 2018
https://hk.news.appledaily.com/local/realtime/article/20180410/58053542

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong needs a strong feminist movement, and not just for its women
South China Morning Post, April 11, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2141208/hong-kong-needs-strong-feminist-movement-and-not-just-its

What China’s President Xi’s extended tenure means for Africa
The Conversation, April 10, 2018
https://theconversation.com/what-chinas-president-xis-extended-tenure-means-for-africa-94602

China’s oppression reaches beyond its borders
中国的政治镇压之手伸向海外
The New York Times, April 9, 2018
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/09/opinion/china-oppression.html
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20180410/china-oppression/