Monday, September 17, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Four years afar: Xu Zhiyong
China Change, September 16, 2018
https://chinachange.org/2018/09/16/four-years-afar/

全世界都在问范冰冰去哪里了 (Speculations on a new wave of cultural cleanup as the world asks: where is Fan Bingbing?)
Radio France Internationale, September 15, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180915-全世界都在问范冰冰去哪里了

“福州大抓捕”余波:4访民遭刑拘 (Four “Fuzhou crackdown” activists criminally detained during celebration of release from jail)
Radio Free Asia, September 14, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf1-09142018093417.html

山西黑社会头目任爱军七次减刑被撤销恢复执行无期徒刑 (Life sentence reinstated for Shanxi triad leader who had sentence reduced seven times, 10 officials investigated for legal violations)
Beijing News, September 14, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/09/14/505147.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

重庆律师因网上言论遭司法局调查或受处罚 (Chongqing lawyer faces possible punishment by Ministry of Justice on grounds of “endangering state” for sharing news of rights activists online)
Voice of America, September 17, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-chinese-rights-attorney-investigated-for-online-remarks-20180916/4573849.html

The two biggest threats to academic freedom have come together in China
Quartz, September 16, 2018
https://qz.com/1391449/china-quarterlys-tim-pringle-on-academic-freedom-authoritarianism-and-the-commodification-of-education/

China’s Bytedance shows way to navigate “great firewall”
Financial Times, September 16, 2018
https://www.ft.com/content/bb5b8d5c-a105-11e8-85da-eeb7a9ce36e4

习近平新闻思想为啥降格了? 但中国新闻头奖全姓习 (Chinese journalists association annual news awards, all top-prize articles are about Xi Jinping)
Radio France Internationale, September 15, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180915-习近平新闻思想为啥降格了-但中国新闻头奖全姓习

China bulldozing churches and replacing holy imagery with Communist in religious crackdown
Agence France-Presse, September 15, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2164358/china-bulldozing-churches-and-replacing-holy-imagery-communist

国家版权局约谈15家短视频平台:不得滥用“避风港”规则 (National Copyright Administration tells 15 short-video-platform enterprises: Do not abuse the “safe haven” rules)
The Paper, September 14, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2441517

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Dalai Lama admits he knew about Buddhist teachers' sexual abuse
Deutsche Welle, September 16, 2018
https://www.dw.com/en/dalai-lama-admits-he-knew-about-buddhist-teachers-sexual-abuse/a-45507680

Internet sleuths are hunting for China’s secret internment camps for Muslims
The Atlantic, September 15, 2018
https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/09/china-internment-camps-muslim-uighurs-satellite/569878/?utm_source=feed

Related:
Interview: “It hurts my heart to see my children cry for their mother”
Radio Free Asia, September 14, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/appeal-09142018145824.html

Uighurs abroad cut off from relatives in Chinese detention
LA Times, September 17, 2018
http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-muslim-uighur-camps-20180917-story.html

When will China implement laws to combat sexual harassment?
Al Jazeera, September 15, 2018
https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/china-finally-implement-laws-combat-sexual-harassment-180912091630482.html

《王者榮耀》實名校驗 12歲以下每天限玩1小時 逾時強制下線 (Mobile game real-name verification commences, limited one-hour play time for players aged twelve and below)
Ming Pao, September 15, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20180915/s00004/1536997447165

The contribution of labour NGOs to the development of collective labour relations in China
China Labour Bulletin, September 14, 2018
https://www.clb.org.hk/content/contribution-labour-ngos-development-collective-labour-relations-china

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Taiwan officials in New York on United Nations charm offensive
South China Morning Post, September 17, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/2164529/taiwan-officials-new-york-un-charm-offensive

Is Beijing’s offer of residence permits to Taiwanese a trick or treat?
South China Morning Post, September 17, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/2164430/beijings-offer-residence-permits-taiwanese-trick-or-treat

China’s pitiless war on Muslim Uighurs poses a dilemma for the west
The Guardian, September 15, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/15/china-pitiless-war-on-muslim-uighurs-poses-dilemma-for-the-west

Related:
梵蒂冈或与中国签署历史性协议 让步主教任命权 (Vatican may sign historic deal with China relenting on right to appoint bishop)
Voice of America, September 15, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/vatican-china-sign-landmark-deal-20180914/4572382.html

欧洲议会通过欧中报告 谴责中国侵犯人权 (EU Parliament passes EU-China report condemning China’s rights violations)
Deutsche Welle, September 14, 2018
https://p.dw.com/p/34rqc

EU envoy says “engagement” with China is the way to solve Xinjiang issue
Reuters, September 14, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-eu-xinjiang/eu-envoy-says-engagement-with-china-is-the-way-to-solve-xinjiang-issue-idUSKCN1LU0ZB?

China, Vatican “may sign deal” on Chinese Catholics, bishops: Taiwan
Radio Free Asia, September 14, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/vatican-09142018142025.html

河南取缔家庭教会 浙江胁迫学生“无信仰” (Henan bans family churches, Zhejiang forces students to abandon religion)
Radio Free Asia, September 14, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/ql2-09142018092854.html

辽宁丹东原副市长刘胜军被双开:充当黑恶势力“保护伞” (Former deputy mayor of Dandong investigated for serious disciplinary, legal violations)
The Paper, September 14, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2441857

11城市土地违法违规问题严重被自然资源部集体约谈 (Ministry of Natural Resources collectively questions officials of 11 cities due to serious violations of property law)
The Beijing News, September 14, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/09/14/505213.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China willing to share opportunities in digital economy: Xi
Sina English, September 17, 2018
http://english.sina.com/china/p/2018-09-17/detail-ihkahyhy1827597.shtml

国会质疑员工抵制 谷歌入华蜀道难 (Doubts from Congress and boycott from employees, Google’s way into China proves difficult)
Radio Free Asia, September 14, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/xql-09142018103006.html

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

China tells Taiwan to stop spying as TV show details honey traps
Reuters, September 16, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/16/china-tells-taiwan-to-stop-spying-as-tv-show-details-honey-traps

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong police chief says force “fully supports” retired officer jailed for hitting passer-by during Occupy protests
Hong Kong Free Press, September 15, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-and-crime/article/2164374/hong-kong-police-chief-says-force-fully-supports

Hong Kong’s leader has to make decisions she doesn’t like, former finance chief John Tsang says in rare show of sympathy for Lam
South China Morning Post, September 14, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2164164/hong-kongs-leader-has-make-decisions-she-doesnt-former

Hong Kong pro-independence party submits response to potential ban, hours after gov’t deadline
Hong Kong Free Press, September 14, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/09/14/hong-kong-pro-independence-party-submits-response-potential-ban-hours-govt-deadline/

Commentary (评论)

China is reshaping the international order
Financial Times, September 16, 2018
https://www.ft.com/content/7f454bb6-b733-11e8-a1d8-15c2dd1280ff

It’s time to commit on improving gay rights in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, September 16, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2164447/its-time-commit-improving-gay-rights-hong-kong

Restricting religious content online may create instability
South China Morning Post, September 16, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2164445/restricting-religious-content-online-may-create-instability

Blocking research is certain to backfire
South China Morning Post, September 16, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2164386/blocking-research-certain-backfire

On internet censorship, China can tell the US: Told you so
South China Morning Post, September 16, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/opinion/article/2163577/internet-censorship-china-can-tell-us-told-you-so

Signs of China (1)
China Change, September 16, 2018
https://chinachange.org/2018/09/16/signs-of-china-1/

Gay sex in China: Where Communist puritanism meets colonial baggage
South China Morning Post, September 15, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/society/article/2164056/gay-sex-china-where-communist-puritanism-meets-colonial-baggage

Beijing is foisting a white elephant on Hong Kong
Foreign Policy, September 14, 2018
https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/09/14/beijing-is-foisting-a-white-elephant-on-hong-kong/

澳门示威集会须向警方申请 评论指倒行逆施 异见势缩 (New Macau legislation criticized for provision stating that police, not Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau, must approve demonstrations)
Radio France Internationale, September 14, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/20180914-澳门示威集会须向警方申请-评论指倒行逆施-异见势缩