Friday, May 04, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Germany says Liu Xiaobo's widow is welcome “at any time”
Associated Press, May 3, 2018
https://www.voanews.com/a/germany-says-liu-xiaobo-widow-is-welcome-at-any-time/4375772.html

广东全面启动刑案律师辩护全覆盖,试行指定辩护与被告人自愿相结合制度 (Guangdong pilots program to provide defense counsel in all criminal cases, defendants may refuse assigned lawyers)
Legal Daily, May 3, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-05/03/content_7535178.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

No regrets: Xi says Marxism still “totally correct” for China
Reuters, May 4, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-marx-china/no-regrets-xi-says-marxism-still-totally-correct-for-china-idUSKBN1I50ET

Related:
Xi encourages lifetime loyalty to Party among young people
Xinhua News Agency, May 4, 2018
http://english.sina.com/china/p/2018-05-04/detail-ifzyqqiq5262686.shtml

急刹车后短视频行业路在何方?专家:尽快建立内容审查机制 (Short video platforms flourish in China, experts advocate for content review mechanism)
Economic Reference, May 3, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2108199

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s teachers follow their American colleagues out on strike
China Labor Bulletin, May 4, 2018
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/china%E2%80%99s-teachers-follow-their-american-colleagues-out-strike

World Press Freedom Day 2018: Xi Jinping, release Tibetan Tashi Wangchuk – charged over a NYTimes report
Hong Kong Free Press, May 3, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/03/world-press-freedom-day-xi-jinping-release-tibetan-tashi-wangchuk-charged-nytimes-report/

安徽高岭村民与警冲突 抗议建垃圾焚烧厂 (Villagers in Anhui clash with police in protest against construction of waste incineration plant)
Radio Free Asia, May 3, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/yf2-05032018095238.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

In China’s cities, young people with rural ties are angry
The Economist, May 3, 2018
https://www.economist.com/news/china/21741602-they-are-one-biggest-threats-countrys-social-stability-chinas-cities-young-people

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

U.S. says will be consequences for China's South China Sea militarization
Reuters, May 4, 2018
https://www.yahoo.com/news/white-house-says-consequences-china-laser-incidents-190812003.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Lawmaker Ted Hui seeks explanation from Privacy Commissioner over gov’t officers in legislature
Hong Kong Free Press, May 4, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/04/lawmaker-ted-hui-seeks-explanation-privacy-commissioner-govt-officers-legislature/

Related:
Privacy Commissioner says lawmakers’ movements in legislature are not sensitive information
Hong Kong Free Press, May 4, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/04/privacy-commissioner-says-lawmakers-movements-legislature-not-sensitive-information/

Activist plans “alternative” English-language candlelit vigil to mark 29 years since Tiananmen massacre
Hong Kong Free Press, May 4, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/04/activist-plans-alternative-english-language-candlelit-vigil-mark-29-years-since-tiananmen-massacre/

Around 6,500 people emigrated from Hong Kong in 2017 – a 12-year low
Hong Kong Free Press, May 3, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/03/around-6500-people-emigrated-hong-kong-2017-12-year-low/

We must integrate with China’s trade plans, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam warns lawmakers – or risk losing out
South China Morning Post, May 3, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2144571/we-must-integrate-chinas-trade-plans-hong-kong-leader-carrie

Commentary (评论)

China's President Xi Jinping is pushing a Marxist revival — but how communist is it really?
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, May 4, 2018
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-04/china-xi-jinping-is-pushing-a-marxist-revival/9724720

Related:
Karl Marx, Cai Yuanpei, and the legacies of May Fourth
RADII, May 4, 2018
https://radiichina.com/karl-marx-cai-yuanpei-and-the-legacies-of-may-fourth/

China must release detained crane workers on strike & would-be May 1st protesters
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, May 3, 2018
https://www.nchrd.org/2018/05/china-must-release-detained-crane-workers-on-strike-would-be-may-1st-protesters/