Thursday, May 31, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Beijing kindergarten teacher indicted for abuse of children in her care
北京红黄蓝幼儿园案疑犯被提起公诉
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2018
EN: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/beijing-kindergarten-teacher-indicted-for-abuse-of-children-05302018113242.html
CH: https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-05302018101543.html

Man jailed for 6 months for stepping on Chinese flag
The Telegraph, May 30, 2018
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/05/30/man-jailed-six-months-stepping-chinese-flag

曾与默克尔总理会面 709律师家属出行受限 (Family member of 709 lawyer who met German Chancellor Angela Merkel restricted from travel)
Deutsche Welle, May 31, 2018
http://p.dw.com/p/2yhKQ

「709」律師王宇:公安用兒子要脅她,被逼上央視認罪 (709 lawyer Wang Yu: Public security used son to coerce her CCTV confession)
Standnews, May 31, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/china/709-律師王宇-公安用兒子要脅她-被逼上央視認罪/

Hong Kong’s Cardinal Zen calls for release of underground Hebei bishop Cui Tai
Hong Kong Free Press, May 31, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/31/hong-kongs-cardinal-zen-calls-release-underground-hebei-bishop-cui-tai

Access to Information (信息公开)

China issues rules to get tough on academic integrity
Reuters, May 30, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-science/china-issues-rules-to-get-tough-on-academic-integrity-idUSKCN1IW01O?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Government Accountability (政府问责)

In rare reversal, China court overturns magnate's decade-old graft conviction
Reuters, May 31, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-bribery-magnate/in-rare-reversal-china-court-overturns-magnates-decade-old-graft-conviction-idUSKCN1IW0GW

方政、杨建利回忆六部口事件 吁勿忘六四 (Fang Zheng and Yang Jianli look back on Liubukou Incident, urge not to forget June 4th)
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yl-05302018110506.html

709律师王全璋妻子李文足:国际关注肯定有作用 (Li Wenzu, wife of 709 lawyer Wang Quanzhang: Pressure from international community definitely effective)
Voice of America, May 30, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/lawyers-709-20180530/4416226.html

Bust of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo erected outside Hong Kong’s Times Square in bid to build support for June 4 vigil
South China Morning Post, May 31, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2148715/bust-chinese-dissident-liu-xiaobo-erected-outside-hong-kongs

Related:
支聯會於時代廣場外放劉曉波人像雕塑悼念六四 (Hong Kong Alliance displays statue of Liu Xiaobo in Times Square in commemoration of June 4th)
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 31, 2018
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1399190-20180531.htm

美使馆微博发布中文版人权报告引发网民热议 (U.S. embassy releases Chinese version of Human Rights Report on Weibo, creates controversy among netizens)
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-05302018101703.html

“港人没责任推动中国民主”大学学生会不办六四悼念 (“Hong Kongers are not obligated to promote democracy in China,” HKUSU will not organize June 4th commemoration)
Radio France Internationale, May 31, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/港澳台/20180531-港人没责任推动中国民主大学学生会不办六四悼念

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Revealed: The advanced surveillance “black tech” within reach of China’s police
Reuters, May 31, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2148566/revealed-advanced-surveillance-tech-used-chinas-police

公安部辦裝備博覽會 展過百款監控設備 國產掃描器稱可破解手機密碼 (China-made device that can easily crack mobile passwords is demonstrated at China International Exhibition on Police Equipment along with over a hundred other monitoring devices)
Standnews, May 31, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/china/公安部辦裝備博覽會-展過百款監控設備/

谷歌发布新应用 重返中国又进一步 (Google publishes new app, a big step towards returning to China)
Voice of America, May 31, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/google-app-china-20180531/4417523.html

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Xinjiang jails Uyghur civil servants over lack of enthusiasm for anti-extremist campaigns
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/servants-05302018154833.html

China's Shandong in security lockdown ahead of Shanghai summit
Radio Free Asia, May 28, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/security-sco-05282018221045.html

Chinese armed police host international counter-terrorism forum
Sina, May 29, 2018
http://english.sina.com/china/s/2018-05-29/detail-ihcffhsu8000445.shtml

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing “actions inconsistent with commitments” when it comes to Hong Kong's autonomy
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/autonomy-05302018130845.html

Crime and punishment in Hong Kong: How long, exactly, is a life sentence?
South China Morning Post, May 31, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2148543/crime-and-punishment-hong-kong-how-long

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam: I never handed over a fugitive to mainland China against U.S. wishes
Hong Kong Free Press, May 31, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2148584/if-asked-hand-over-chinese-fugitive-hong-kong

Related:
Hong Kong leader’s rejection of U.S. extradition request may harm “One Country, Two Systems,” says veteran lawmaker
Hong Kong Free Press, May 31, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/31/hong-kong-leaders-rejection-us-extradition-request-may-harm-one-country-two-systems-says-veteran-lawmaker/

Hongkongers consider public order and rule of law to be more important than democracy, survey shows
South China Morning Post, May 31, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2148701/young-hongkongers-consider-public-order-and-rule-law-be-more

Legislative Council passes motion to appoint two overseas judges to Hong Kong’s top court
Hong Kong Free Press, May 31, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/31/legislative-council-passes-motion-appoint-two-overseas-judges-hong-kongs-top-court

19-year-old Mong Kok protester sentenced to over 4 years in prison for rioting
Hong Kong Free Press, May 31, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/31/19-year-old-mong-kok-protester-sentenced-4-years-prison-rioting

Locals told steer clear of China democracy bid
The Standard, May 31, 2018
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/section-news.php?id=196301&sid=4&sid=4

Commentary (评论)

News of leftist Hong Kong bookstores an old chapter
South China Morning Post, May 31, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2148560/news-leftist-hong-kong-bookstores-old-chapter