Thursday, August 30, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Hidden but not forgotten: Int’l Day of the Disappeared shines light on Tibet’s dark prison secrets
Hong Kong Free Press, August 30, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/30/hidden-not-forgotten-intl-day-disappeared-shines-light-tibets-dark-prison-secrets/

维权人士黄燕获准延期暂居台湾 (Rights defender and refugee Huang Yan granted extended stay in Taiwan pending third country intake)
Radio Free Asia, August 29, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/hcm-08292018095614.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Tokyo protests Beijing’s exclusion of Sankei Shimbun reporter from covering diplomatic meeting
Japan Times, August 30, 2018
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/08/30/national/tokyo-protests-beijings-exclusion-sankei-shimbun-reporter-covering-diplomatic-meeting/#.W4gndyRKjGh

Related:
日本就中国阻碍《产经新闻》记者采访提出抗议 (Japan protests China for refusing Sankei Shimbun reporters access to interview)
Voice of America, August 30, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/Japan-Protests-As-Reporter-Blocked-From-Covering-China-FM/4550453.html

China launches platform to stamp out "online rumors"
Reuters, August 30, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-internet/china-launches-platform-to-stamp-out-online-rumors-idUSKCN1LF0HL?

Related:
China launches official online rumor information platform
Xinhua News Agency, August 30, 2018
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-08/29/c_137428781.htm

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s Hui mosque protests blamed on “reckless” local officials
South China Morning Post, August 30, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/poliitics/article/2162037/chinas-hui-mosque-protests-blamed-reckless-local-officials

Authorities say Chinese mosque dispute “under control”
Associated Press, August 30, 2018
https://www.apnews.com/11aafda3ddcf47348542f28d07578856/Authorities-say-Chinese-mosque-dispute-'under-control'

“China’s Twitch” Huya bans live streaming of passengers by ride-hailing drivers after public backlash
South China Morning Post, August 30, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/tech/article/2161966/chinas-twitch-huya-bans-live-streaming-passengers-ride-hailing-drivers-after

How social media is helping gay Chinese men fight HIV
South China Morning Post, August 30, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2161858/how-social-media-helping-gay-chinese-men-fight-hiv

Government Accountability (政府问责)

UN panel “alarmed” by reports over Xinjiang
Deutsche-Welle, August 30, 2018
https://www.dw.com/en/un-panel-alarmed-by-reports-over-xinjiang/a-45293724

Related:
UN calls on China to free Uighurs from “re-education camps”
Reuters, August 30, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights-un/u-n-calls-on-china-to-free-uighurs-from-re-education-camps-idUSKCN1LF1D6

聯合國促中國立即釋放新疆「再教育營」被囚人士 (UN urges China to immediately release prisoners in “re-education camps” in Xinjiang)
The Stand News, August 30, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/china/聯合國促中國立即釋放新疆-再教育營-被囚人士/

新疆频传人权侵害 美议员要求制裁中国 (U.S. lawmakers demand sanctions on Chinese officials over Xinjiang human rights violations)
Deutsche Welle, August 30, 2018
https://www.dw.com/zh/新疆频传人权侵害-美议员要求制裁中国/a-45285697?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf&zhongwen=simp

Related:
Chairs lead bipartisan letter urging administration to sanction Chinese officials complicit in Xinjiang abuses
Congressional-Executive Commission on China, August 29, 2018
https://www.cecc.gov/media-center/press-releases/chairs-lead-bipartisan-letter-urging-administration-to-sanction-chinese

China says U.S. has no right to criticize its minorities policies
Reuters, August 30, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-rights-xinjiang/china-says-u-s-has-no-right-to-criticize-its-minorities-policies-idUSKCN1LF0MS

China rejects US lawmakers’ sanctions call over Muslim camps
The Republic, August 30, 2018
http://www.therepublic.com/2018/08/30/as-china-us/

China officials “faked water tests with bottled water”
BBC News, August 30, 2018
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-45355948

Beijing unimpressed by United Airlines’ “flexible” approach to Taiwan
South China Morning Post, August 30, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/2162022/beijing-unimpressed-united-airlines-flexible-approach-taiwan

今年10位高校“一把手”落马:有人“深耕”几十年 (10 top leaders of universities investigated for disciplinary, legal violations this year)
Beijing Youth Daily, August 30, 2018
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2018-08-30/doc-ihikcahh1824524.shtml

Supply chains: the dirty secret of China’s prisons
Financial Times, August 30, 2018
https://www.ft.com/content/1416a056-833b-11e7-94e2-c5b903247afd

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

China says it is helping Afghanistan with defense, counterterrorism
Reuters, August 30, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-afghanistan/china-says-it-is-helping-afghanistan-with-defense-counterterrorism-idUSKCN1LF13H

Hong Kong (香港)

Section of Hong Kong’s new train station will effectively become Chinese territory next Tuesday
Hong Kong Free Press, August 30, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/30/section-hong-kongs-new-train-station-will-effectively-become-chinese-territory-next-tuesday/

陳浩天FCC宣揚港獨 成取締民族黨新「罪證」(Andy Chan's talk at FCC becomes new "criminal evidence" for banning the National Party)
Singtao, August 30, 2018
http://www.stheadline.com/inews-content.php?cat=a&nid=195982

Related:
FCC演講加去信特朗普 社團主任「加料」促保安局取締民族黨 (After China Vice Premier comment, police tenders further evidence in support of ban on Hong Kong National Party)
The Stand News, August 30, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/politics/fcc演講加去信特朗普-社團主任-加料-促保安局取締民族黨

教大學生會:會長開學禮講辭提港獨 校方大聲播音樂騷擾 譴責張仁良不尊重 (Hong Kong University of Education Student Union issues statement condemning school for playing loud music during student speech mentioning independence)
The Stand News, August 30, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/politics/教大學生會-會長開學禮講辭提港獨-校方大聲播音樂騷擾-譴責張仁良不尊重/

Commentary (评论)

Can China convince the world to like it?
Quartz, August 30, 2018
https://qz.com/1369639/can-china-convince-the-world-to-like-it/

对“正当防卫”机械化认定,是对现有法律的错误解释 (Mechanical application of right of self-defense leads to misapplication of law)
Beijing News, August 30, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/opinion/2018/08/30/502181.html

The many-headed hydra of Chinese censorship
Financial Times, August 30, 2018
https://www.ft.com/content/481a5282-ab1f-11e8-89a1-e5de165fa619