Thursday, September 20, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Uyghur Woman held in airport in Turkey now free to join family
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/airport-09192018170131.html

Access to Information(信息公开)

Cyberspace controls set to strengthen under China’s new internet boss
South China Morning Post, September 20, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/2164923/cyberspace-controls-set-strengthen-under-chinas-new-internet/

广电总局:拟禁止广播电视机构在黄金时间段播境外视听节目 (National Radio and Television Administration drafts regulation to ban foreign television shows from prime time)
The Paper, September 20, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2461018

New Zealand China expert's office swept for bugs
Sydney Morning Herald, September 20, 2018
https://www.smh.com.au/world/oceania/nz-china-expert-s-office-swept-for-bugs-20180920-p504xx.html

Editor wanted by police from China's Jiangxi over “coffin-snatching” video
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/editor-wanted-by-police-from-chinas-jiangxi-09192018101837.html

Related:
曝光赣官是贪“棺” 粤编遭跨省追捕 (Guangdong editor chased by Jiangxi police for exposing Jiangxi local officials plan to destroy villager’s coffin after funeral policy reform)
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-09192018100957.html

The struggles of reporting on China's secret Uighur “re-education camps”
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, September 16, 2018
http://www.abc.net.au/news/about/backstory/television/2018-09-16/inside-chinas-secret-re-education-camps-cracking-down-on-islam/10249426

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

中国公民发起万里行寻找被失踪人权律师高智晟 (Chinese citizens start “ten-thousand-mile walk” for disappeared human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng)
Voice of America, September 20, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-chinese-activists-searching-missing-rights-attorney-gao-zhisheng-20180919/4578379.html

Wife of Chinese cartoonist calls for pressure on Beijing, alleges torture
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/pressure-09192018115822.html

“苦难忧患属于我”:许志永详述狱中生活 (“Suffering and hardship belong to me”: A voice from a Chinese prison)
The New York Times, September 19, 2018
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/18/world/asia/china-dissident-xu-zhiyong.html
CN: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20180908/china-builds-a-vast-network-of-detention-camps-to-transform-muslims/zh-ha/

Protest meets party control: Renegotiating social norms online in present-day China
Jamestown Foundation, September 19, 2018
https://jamestown.org/program/protest-meets-party-control-renegotiating-social-norms-online-in-present-day-china/?mc_cid=e24a9b5ebd&mc_eid=a762503c8c

Beijing Marathon organizers investigate claim of sexual harassment of volunteer cheerleader
South China Morning Post, September 19, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2164899/beijing-marathon-organisers-investigate-claim-sexual-harassment

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Europe unveils its answer to China’s Belt and Road plan
Financial Times, September 20, 2018
https://www.ft.com/content/bbcda96a-bc1b-11e8-8274-55b72926558f

Xinjiang human rights crisis draws global condemnation
China Digital Times, September 19, 2018
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2018/09/xinjiang-human-rights-crisis-draws-global-condemnation/

Related:
中国特色解决民族问题正确道路的辉煌宁夏篇 (The correct path of solving ethnic problems with Chinese characteristics - Ningxia)
People’s Daily, September 20, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0920/c1001-30303891.html

国办发文要求建立全国短缺药品监测系统(General Office of the State Council requests establishment of national drug shortage monitoring system)
Beijing News, September 19, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/09/19/506448.html

司法部整顿律师业:统统姓党(Ministry of Justice wants legal profession to accept CPC leadership)
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hj-09182018103501.html

United States takes swipe at China’s media curbs with foreign agent orders on CGTN and Xinhua
South China Morning Post, September 19, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/2164919/united-states-takes-swipe-chinas-media-curbs-foreign-agent

Related:
China urges United States not to put up barriers to reporting
Reuthers, September 19, 2019
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-media/china-urges-united-states-not-to-put-up-barriers-to-reporting-idUSKCN1LZ170?

Huang Kunming: China willing to cooperate with world in human rights
State Council Information Office, September 19, 2018
http://english.scio.gov.cn/topnews/2018-09/19/content_63613743.htm

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Facial recognition technology installed at Hong Kong International Airport
South China Morning Post, September 19, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/transport/article/2164901/facial-recognition-technology-installed-hong-kong

Germany considers billion euro fund to stop China buying up vital tech firms
Reuters, September 19, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/2164895/germany-considers-billion-euro-fund-stop-china-buying-vital

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

Chinese cyber spies target Taiwan's leader before elections
Sydney Morning Herald, September 20, 2018
https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/chinese-cyber-spies-target-taiwan-s-leader-before-elections-20180920-p504xc.html

Hong Kong (香港)

New University of Hong Kong chief Zhang Xiang: “Campus should not be a platform for political advocacy”
South China Morning Post, September 19, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education/article/2164896/new-university-hong-kong-chief-campus-should-not-be

Ousted lawmaker Lau Siu-lai to run in November’s Legislative Council by-election
Hong Kong Free Press, September 20, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/09/20/ousted-lawmaker-lau-siu-lai-run-novembers-legislative-council-election

Commentary (评论)

Muslims in Xinjiang are facing human rights abuses: Time for China scholars to break the silence
South China Morning Post, September 20, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/2164698/muslims-xinjiang-are-facing-human-rights-abuses-time-china-scholars

Is the Hong Kong judiciary being lenient with young activists?
South China Morning Post, September 20, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/hong-kong/article/2164861/hong-kong-judiciary-being-lenient-young-activists

中共速朽论和习近平无能论为何是错的 (Why liberals are wrong in their theories on Xi Jingping’s rapid decay and incompetence)
The New York Times, September 19, 2018
https://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20180919/why-the-liberals-get-it-wrong/

China is at risk of becoming a colonialist power
Financial Times, September 19, 2018
https://www.ft.com/content/186743b8-bb25-11e8-94b2-17176fbf93f5

Report: China’s long game on human rights at the United Nations
Brookings, September 19, 2018
https://www.brookings.edu/research/chinas-long-game-on-human-rights-at-the-united-nations/

China has chosen cultural genocide in Xinjiang—For now
Foreign Policy, September 19, 2018
https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/09/19/china-has-chosen-cultural-genocide-in-xinjiang-for-now/