Friday, September 21, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China places top energy official, a senior Uighur, under investigation
Channel NewsAsia, September 21, 2018
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/china-places-top-energy-official--a-senior-uighur--under-investigation-10744128

China detains, “disappears” parents of faulty vaccine victims
Radio Free Asia, September 20, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/vaccine-parents-09202018124833.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China looks to restrict imported current affairs TV content
Reuters, September 20, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-censorship-content/china-looks-to-restrict-imported-current-affairs-tv-content-idUSKCN1M02G0

China expunges unapproved, foreign content from school textbooks
Reuters, September 20, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-education/china-expunges-unapproved-foreign-content-from-school-textbooks-idUSKCN1M00D9

Related:
中国审查教科书 欲删除未经允许的外国教材 (Ministry of Education conducts a comprehensive review of textbooks, prepares to remove foreign textbook content to counter so-called Western influence)
Voice of America, September 20, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/China-Expunges-Unapproved-Foreign-Content-From-School-Textbooks-20180920/4579552.html

两部门开展网络文学专项整治 三个月责令整改230余家单位 (In special rectification campaign of literature online, more than 230 companies ordered to reform in 3 months)
Beijing News, September 20, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/09/20/506715.html

China’s Global Times plays a peculiar role
The Economist, September 20, 2018
https://www.economist.com/china/2018/09/20/chinas-global-times-plays-a-peculiar-role

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

The decline and fall of Chinese Buddhism: how modern politics and fast money corrupted an ancient religion
South China Morning Post, September 21, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/2165088/decline-and-fall-chinese-buddhism-how-modern-politics-and-fast

New era for religion in China as party tightens controls
Voice of America, September 20, 2018
https://www.voanews.com/a/new-era-for-religion-in-china-as-party-tightens-controls/4580289.html

Police hold kindergarten principal in China's Yunnan amid sexual abuse probe
Radio Free Asia, September 20, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/yunnan-abuse-09202018135042.html

Hong Kong cardinal calls for Vatican official to resign over China dealings
Voice of America, September 20, 2018
https://www.voanews.com/a/hong-kong-cardinal-calls-for-vatican-official-to-resign-over-china-dealings/4579794.html

老兵集结北京等地维权 当局维稳压力山大 (Hundreds of veterans from multiple provinces gather in Beijing to protest their treatment)
Voice of America, September 20, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/4579792.html

敏感时刻:自由派经济学者抱团发声 (Prominent Chinese liberal economists call on government to continue reforms at important forum in Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/jingmao/xql-09192018133233.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Pakistan asks China to soften restrictions on Muslims
The Nation, September 20, 2018
https://nation.com.pk/20-Sep-2018/pakistan-asks-china-to-soften-restrictions-on-muslims

Beijing complains as U.S. “orders Chinese media to register as foreign agents”
The Guardian, September 20, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/20/beijing-complains-as-us-orders-chinese-media-to-register-as-foreign-agents

China says booming tourism shows everything is fine in crackdown-hit Xinjiang
Reuters, September 20, 2018
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/09/20/china-says-booming-tourism-shows-everything-fine-crackdown-hit/

Weidmann urges lawmakers to remain open to Chinese takeovers of German firms
Financial Times, September 20, 2018
https://www.ft.com/content/56c83526-bce8-11e8-8274-55b72926558f

China distances children from families to subdue Muslim west
Washington Post, September 20, 2018
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/china-distances-children-from-families-to-subdue-muslim-west/2018/09/20/87aec924-bd3e-11e8-8243-f3ae9c99658a_story.html

中國駐瑞典大使:瑞典人想了解新疆 應親自去看 無人強迫桂民海認罪 (Chinese ambassador to Sweden denies detaining Uyghurs in Xinjiang or forcing Swedish citizen to confess on TV)
The Stand News, September 20, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/china/新疆再教育營-中國駐瑞典大使-瑞典人想了解新疆-應親自去看-無人強迫桂民海認罪/

财政部原党组副书记、副部长张少春严重违纪违法被开除党籍和公职 (Former vice CPC secretary of Ministry of Finance expelled from party, public office for serious disciplinary, legal violations)
People's Daily, September 20, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0920/c1001-30305973.html

贵州省委原常委、省政府原副省长王晓光严重违纪违法被开除党籍和公职 (Former member of CPC Standing Committee and former lieutenant governor of Guizhou expelled from party, public office for serious disciplinary, legal violations)
People's Daily, September 20, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0920/c1001-30305555.html

Translation: How public security databases sort China’s citizens
China Digital Times, September 19, 2018
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2018/09/translation-how-public-security-databases-sort-chinas-citizens/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Beijing recruits Hong Kong artificial intelligence start-up SenseTime to lead tech drive
South China Morning Post, September 20, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-economy/article/2165105/beijing-recruits-sensetime-ai-start-hong-kong-lead

President and CTO of internet data analysis company iResearch “disappear” for investigation
TechNode, September 20, 2018
https://technode.com/2018/09/20/iresearch-data-analysis-dissapear/

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

U.S. sanctions Chinese agency for buying Russian military equipment
Voice of America, September 20, 2018
https://www.voanews.com/a/us-sanctions-chinese-agency-for-buying-russian-military-equipment/4580252.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Do more to market mainland China express rail link to Hongkongers, MTR told
South China Morning Post, September 21, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/transport/article/2165102/do-more-market-mainland-china-express-rail-link-hongkongers

Related:
China tightens embrace of Hong Kong with bullet train, other mega projects
Reuters, September 21, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-politics-integration/china-tightens-embrace-of-hong-kong-with-bullet-train-other-mega-projects-idUSKCN1M1005

Hong Kong’s “umbrella movement” activists focus of new film, Last Exit to Kai Tak
South China Morning Post, September 21, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/short-reads/article/2164971/hong-kongs-umbrella-movement-activists-focus-new

Commentary (评论)

Will Taiwan trap itself into “One China” again?
The Diplomat, September 20, 2018
https://thediplomat.com/2018/09/will-taiwan-trap-itself-into-one-china-again/

Learning to survive without WeChat
The New York Times, September 20, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/20/opinion/learning-to-survive-without-wechat-in-china.html

Uighurs in the laogai: How China's persecution of a minority turned my fiction into fact
Global Voices, September 20, 2018
https://globalvoices.org/2018/09/20/uighurs-in-the-laogai-how-chinas-persecution-of-a-minority-turned-my-fiction-into-fact/

學術爭論的基本倫理 (Basic ethics of academic debate)
Ming Pao, September 17, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20180918/s00012/1537209496585