Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Beijing is holding U.S. citizens “hostage” in China
The Daily Beast, June 18, 2018
https://www.thedailybeast.com/beijing-is-holding-us-citizens-hostage-in-china

人民法院组织法修订草案二审 领导干部干预司法活动或将被追责 (Draft Amended Organic Law of the People’s Courts to impose liabilities on judicial interference by key officials)
Xinhua Net, June 19, 2018
http://www.cankaoxiaoxi.com/china/20180619/2282041.shtml

人民检察院组织法修订草案二审稿提交审议 (Draft Amended Organic Law of the People’s Procuratorates to expand supervisory power over administrative agencies)
Legal Daily, June 19, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-06/19/content_7572080.htm?node=5955

China’s forced TV confessions report now out in Chinese
Boxun, June 19, 2018
http://en.boxun.com/2018/06/19/chinas-forced-tv-confessions-report-now-out-in-chinese/

Related:
揭露电视认罪:背下警方写好的台词 (Safeguard Defenders publishes report on China’s forced TV confessions)
Deutsche Welle, June 19, 2018
http://p.dw.com/p/2zpnx

Access to Information (信息公开)

Japanese airlines make Taiwan name switch to “China Taiwan” on websites
South China Morning Post, June 19, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2151384/japanese-airlines-make-taiwan-name-switch-china-taiwan

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

火车司机北京纪念铁路工人节遭维稳 (Three railroad workers arrested for advocating establishment of World Railroad Workers Day)
Voice of America, June 19, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-chinese-train-engine-drivers-detained-for-advocating-for-labor-rights-20180618/4443839.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

“三公”消费做假账,严查!(监督哨) (Heightened scrutiny of false claims for reimbursement on travel, entertainment, and meals)
People's Daily,June 19, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0619/c1001-30064727.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Beijing subway to install facial recognition as fears grow of China surveillance powers
The Telegraph, June 19, 2018
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/06/19/beijing-subway-install-facial-recognition-fears-grow-china-surveillance/

Traffic police in southern Chinese city target drivers with hi-tech cameras
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2151179/traffic-police-southern-chinese-city-target-drivers-hi-tech

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

China adds to nuclear arsenal amid military modernisation drive
South China Morning Post, June 18, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2151325/china-adds-nuclear-arsenal-amid-military-modernisation

Hong Kong (香港)

时代广场拟申禁制令 刘晓波铜像移师百德新街 (Liu Xiaobo statuemoves to Paterson Street due to Times Square owner’s demand)
inmediahk.net, June 19, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1057780

Organisers of Hong Kong democracy march say police are infringing freedoms as protesters warned of possible arrest
Hong Kong Free Press, June 19, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/06/19/organisers-hong-kong-democracy-march-say-police-infringing-freedoms-protesters-warned-possible-arrest/

游蕙祯:香港政治和我们的想象完全不同了 (Convicted former Hong Kong legislative council member: Hong Kong law is being used to crack down on political dissidents)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 19, 2018
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-44518872

香港记者协会对《国歌条例草案》建议内容之意见书 (Hong Kong Journalists Association: National Anthem Bill impairs freedom of expression)
inmediahk.net, June 20, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1057784

Commentary (评论)

Comparing the brainwashing of Uighurs with the party’s anti-Falun Gong campaign
China Change, June 18, 2018
https://chinachange.org/2018/06/18/comparing-the-brainwashing-of-uighurs-with-the-partys-anti-falun-gong-campaign/

Inside the Chinese censorship rabbit hole
Sup China, June 19, 2018
https://supchina.com/2018/06/18/inside-the-censorship-rabbit-hole-whats-approved-denied-in-china/