Friday, June 29, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“云上法庭”在厦门首发落地,人脸识别自动对比审核身份信息 (Xiamen launches “smart” court utilizing cloud computing technology)
Economic Daily, June 29, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2227144

女高中生自杀引发对中国反性骚扰立法关注(High school girl suicide incident sparks discussion of sexual harassment legislation in China)
Radio Free Asia, June 28, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/kejiaowen/wy-06282018122031.html

中共黨員赴麥加朝覲被開除黨籍 中紀委:違反黨的政治紀律 (CPC member expelled from the Party for attending hajj at Mecca)
The Stand News, June 29, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/china/中共黨員赴麥加朝覲被開除黨籍-中紀委-違反黨的政治紀律

Access to Information (信息公开)

The great firewall of China: Xi Jinping’s internet shutdown
The Guardian, June 28, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/jun/29/the-great-firewall-of-china-xi-jinpings-internet-shutdown

Beijing welcomes Wall Street, but bans Hollywood, in “openness for business” push amid trade spat with Trump
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2153147/beijing-welcomes-wall-street-bans-hollywood-openness-business

China says US should tell airlines to change websites in Taiwan row
Channel NewsAisa, June 29, 2018
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/china-says-us-should-tell-airlines-to-change-websites-in-taiwan-row-10484272

Students snitch on teachers as China pushes ideology on campus
VOA News, June 29, 2018
https://www.voanews.com/a/students-report-on-teachers-as-china-pushes-ideology-on-campus/4459896.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

藏人代表在澳洲国会就西藏宗教状况作证 (Tibetan representatives testify at Australian parliament)
Radio Free Asia, June 28, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-06282018101409.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

江苏张家港通报沙钢污染事件处理:34名干部和责任人被问责 (Jiangsu steel factory pollution investigation holds 34 officials accountable)
The Paper, June 28, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2226199

“公众满意度”将纳入基层政务公开试点评估标准 (“Public satisfaction” as assessment criterion of local governments’ services)
Legal Daily, June 28, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-06/28/content_7580801.htm?node=5955

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

China wants eyes and ears on every street
The Economist, June 28, 2018
https://www.economist.com/china/2018/06/30/china-wants-eyes-and-ears-on-every-street

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong gears up for annual protest as leader marks first year in office
Channel NewsAsia, June 29, 2018
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/hong-kong-gears-up-for-annual-protest-as-leader-marks-first-year-in-office-10484152

七一遊行維園草坪起步 民陣籲市民避免衝突 歡迎沿途加入 (Civil Human Rights Front urges residents to join July 1 march along the way and avoid confrontation)
inmediahk.net, June 28, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1057977

港大學生會缺席七一遊行 會長:結束一黨專政非現時訴求 (Hong Kong University students opt out of July 1 march: ending one-party rule not a current demand)
inmediahk.net, June 28, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1057975

Related:
Prosecutions hobble Hong Kong activist leaders
VOA News, June 29, 2018
https://www.voanews.com/a/prosecutions-hobble-hong-kong-activist-leaders-/4458904.html

Hong Kong's democracy movement “needs new ideas”
Deutsche Welle, June 29, 2018
https://www.dw.com/en/hong-kongs-democracy-movement-needs-new-ideas/a-44457328

Hong Kong slams US report on human trafficking despite waiver keeping it off list of worst offenders
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2153094/plan-eliminating-human-trafficking-enough

No evidence that Hong Kong judges are prejudiced by “political persuasion,” city’s Law Society states
South China Morning post, June 29, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2152996/no-evidence-hong-kong-judges-are-prejudiced

Commentary (评论)

Does Hong Kong’s annual July 1 democracy march violate the law? An analysis and rebuttal
Hong Kong Free Press, June 29, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/06/29/hong-kongs-annual-july-1-democracy-march-violate-law-analysis-rebuttal/

Baptist University speaks the right language
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2153009/baptist-university-speaks-right-language