Monday, April 23, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

谢阳律师:余文生案件通报与声明 (Rights lawyer Yu Wensheng allegedly fires his legal counsel after arrest confirmation)
Weiquanwang, April 23, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2018/04/blog-post_27.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

青少年登录境外服务器玩网游暗藏风险 (Legal Daily: Teenagers playing video games via overseas servers that have not been reviewed or censored risk encountering violence or abuse)
Legal Daily, April 20, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-04/20/content_7525681.htm

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China: Job ads discriminate against women
Human Rights Watch, April 23, 2018
https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/04/23/china-job-ads-discriminate-against-women

Related:
“Only men need apply”
“限男性”
Human Rights Watch, April 23, 2018
EN: https://www.hrw.org/report/2018/04/23/only-men-need-apply/gender-discrimination-job-advertisements-china
CH: https://www.hrw.org/zh-hans/report/2018/04/23/317205

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China waste imports plunge after new curbs on foreign refuse take effect
Reuters, April 23, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2142913/china-waste-imports-plunge-after-new-curbs-foreign-refuse-take

China sets 100 per cent clean power target for Xi Jinping’s new Xiongan megacity
Bloomberg, April 23, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2142919/china-sets-100-cent-clean-power-target-xi-jinpings-new

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese police deny street bollards hide surveillance cameras
South China Morning Post, April 23, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2142932/chinese-police-deny-street-bollards-hide-surveillance-cameras

深圳实现全国首家“刷脸”执法 (Shenzhen traffic police to launch facial recognition law enforcement on May 1, jaywalkers and illegal drivers to be identified, fines to be paid on WeChat or Alipay)
Legal Daily, April 20, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-04/20/content_7526397.htm

外交部:苹果在中国随处可见,美国人买华为就威胁国家安全? (Ministry of Foreign Affairs in response to U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission report: Why is it a threat to national security that Americans buy Huawei, when Apple is everywhere in China?)
Global Times, April 20, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2087490

Related:
Supply Chain Vulnerabilities from China in U.S. Federal Information and Communications Technology
U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, April 19, 2018
https://bit.ly/2HbWeOw

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

China hackers accused of attacking Japanese defense firms
Bloomberg, April 23, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2142863/china-hackers-accused-attacking-japanese-defence-firms

China’s new aircraft carrier may start sea trials this week, source says
South China Morning Post, April 23, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2142828/chinas-new-aircraft-carrier-may-start-sea-trials-week

Chinese gold mining brings killings, land grabs and corruption to the surface in Cameroon
Agence France-Presse, April 23, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/world/africa/article/2142852/chinese-gold-mining-brings-killings-land-grabs-and-corruption

U.S. human rights report labels Russia and China threats to global stability
美国国务院人权报告指中俄威胁全球稳定
The New York Times, April 20, 2018
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/20/us/politics/russia-china-human-rights.html
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/usa/20180423/russia-china-human-rights/

Related:
2017 Human Rights Report: China (includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau)
U.S. Department of State, April 20, 2018
https://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/2017/eap/277073.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Pro-independence activist says his legal aid application for appealing failed election bid was rejected by gov’t
Hong Kong Free Press, April 23, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/23/pro-independence-activist-says-legal-aid-application-appealing-failed-election-bid-rejected-govt/

Hong Kong country club bans domestic helpers from pool
The Guardian, April 23, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/23/hong-kong-country-club-bans-domestic-helpers-from-pool

Hong Kong taxi drivers stage protest over illegal ride-hailing services in wake of fatal Uber crash
South China Morning Post, April 22, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2142824/hong-kong-taxi-drivers-stage-protest-over-illegal-ride

Why are Hong Kong’s young people abandoning student unions?
South China Morning Post, April 22, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2142821/why-are-hong-kongs-young-people-abandoning-student-unions

Rights lawyer Chris Ng recalls Mong Kok’s night of unrest and ponders the city’s legal future
Hong Kong Free Press, April 22, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/22/rights-lawyer-chris-ng-recalls-mong-koks-night-unrest-ponders-citys-legal-future/

Commentary (评论)

The risks of One Belt, One Road for China’s neighbors
The Diplomat, April 23, 2018
https://thediplomat.com/2018/04/the-risks-of-one-belt-one-road-for-chinas-neighbors/

Honor, morality and the lost art of “doing the right thing”
Hong Kong Free Press, April 21, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/21/honour-morality-lost-art-right-thing/

When TV takes part in human rights abuse
当中国媒体参与中共侵犯人权的行为
The New York Times, April 20, 2018
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/20/opinion/china-media-television-forced-confessions.html
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20180423/china-media-television-forced-confessions/