Thursday, February 22, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

联合国人权专家敦促中国释放藏语保护者 (UN human rights experts urge China to free Tibetan language activist Tashi Wangchuk)
Voice of America, February 22, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/un-china-tibet-rights-20180221/4265402.html

Related:
China: UN experts denounce the criminalization of linguistic and cultural rights advocacy
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, February 21, 2018
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=22683&LangID=E

Trial of Macau lawmaker fuels new wave of activism in casino hub
Reuters, February 22, 2018
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/trial-of-macau-lawmaker-fuels-new-wave-of-activism-in-casino-hub-9980960

“A very scary movie”: how China snatched Gui Minhai on the 11.10 train to Beijing
The Guardian, February 22, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/22/how-china-snatched-gui-minhai-train-beijing-bookseller-hong-kong

汉中“2·15杀人案”续:官方通报称嫌疑人对母亲被杀怀恨在心 (22 years after witnessing mother gets beaten to death, veteran, 35, knifes 3 in Shaanxi on eve of Lunar New Year)
The Beijing News, February 21, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/02/21/476652.html

Related:
“Hero” status for murderer sparks online controversy
Global Times, February 21, 2018
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1089998.shtml

Chinese court upholds jail term amid nationwide crackdown on complaints
到北京上访 访民被控「寻衅滋事」判刑4年半
Radio Free Asia, February 21, 2018
EN: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/upholds-02212018112227.html
CH: https://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/sentence-02212018084442.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

习近平谈家风 (Xi Jinping talks about family ethics)
People’s Daily, February 22, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0222/c1001-29827638.html

A dance for Tibetan New Year, then 17 hours in custody
藏历新年,时报记者被拘留的17个小时
The New York Times, February 18, 2018
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/18/world/asia/tibet-china-journalists.html
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20180222/tibet-china-journalists/

Related:
藏历新年达赖喇嘛法像遭禁供 (Qinghai bans people from worshipping picture of Dalai Lama during Tibetan New Year)
Radio Free Asia, February 21, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-02212018111847.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

上海46万“镇保”失地农民的81名维权代表第41次到上海市人力资源和社会保障局维权 要求享受“城保”同等待遇 (81 reps of Shanghai peasants demand urban social security after losing land rights)
Weiquanwang, February 22, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2018/02/468141.html?spref=tw

日内瓦人权民主峰会:中国政府愚弄了国际社会 (Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy: Chinese government has fooled the international community)
Radio Free Asia, February 21, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/wy-02212018111548.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Transparency International: China climbs two places in global corruption perception ranking as President Xi Jinping wages war on graft
South China Morning Post, February 22, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/2134145/transparency-international-china-climbs-two-places

Blue-sky thinking: how China's crackdown on pollution is paying off
The Guardian, February 22, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/22/blue-sky-thinking-how-chinas-crackdown-on-pollution-is-paying-off

我省18700户建档立卡贫困户获赠电视机 (300,000 impoverished families to receive free TV sets from authorities to better study Xi Jinping Thought and 19th party congress)
Anhui Daily, February 21, 2018
http://epaper.anhuinews.com/html/ahrb/20180221/article_3642474.shtml

Seven years old and kicked out of Beijing
被赶出北京的7岁女孩
The New York Times, February 14, 2018
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/02/15/world/asia/girl-leaving-beijing.html
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20180222/girl-leaving-beijing/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

专访政治学家韩博天:数字列宁主义下,中国将如何重塑全球秩序? (Interview with Sebastian Heilmann: How will China reshape the world under digital Leninism?)
The Initium, February 22, 2018
https://theinitium.com/article/20180222-mainland-sebastian-heilmann-interview/

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

China's soft diplomacy at the Munich security conference
The Diplomat, February 21, 2018
https://thediplomat.com/2018/02/chinas-soft-diplomacy-at-the-munich-security-conference/

Hong Kong (香港)

Amnesty International decries “chilling effect” of Hong Kong’s prosecution of pro-democracy figures
Hong Kong Free Press, February 22, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/02/22/amnesty-international-decries-chilling-effect-hong-kongs-prosecution-pro-democracy-figures/

Related:
Amnesty International Report 2016/17: The state of the world's human rights
Amnesty International, February 22, 2018
https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/pol10/4800/2017/en/

Hong Kong pan-democrat sees Legco by-election slim hopes worsen over illegal structures
South China Morning Post, February 21, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2134151/hong-kong-pan-democrat-sees-legco-election-hopes-dim-over

Related:
Pro-democracy election candidate Au Nok-hin accuses rival of witch hunt over Basic Law burning row
Hong Kong Free Press, February 22, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/02/22/pro-democracy-election-candidate-au-nok-hin-accuses-rival-witch-hunt-basic-law-burning-row/

Pro-Beijing election hopeful Bill Tang apologizes for mailing pamphlet with inadequate postage
Hong Kong Free Press, February 22, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/02/22/pro-beijing-election-hopeful-bill-tang-apologises-mailing-pamphlet-inadequate-postage/

Proposed changes to media ownership rules may have “little impact” on mainland investment trend, Hong Kong lawmaker says
Hong Kong Free Press, February 22, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/02/22/proposed-changes-media-ownership-rules-may-little-impact-mainland-investment-trend-hong-kong-lawmaker-says/

Prosecutors accuse Hong Kong activist Edward Leung of inciting crowd on first day of Mong Kok riot trial
South China Morning Post, February 21, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2134148/prosecutors-accuse-hong-kong-activist-edward-leung-inciting

民建聯再倡於廣東設「香港村」 (DAB suggests, again, to build “Hong Kong village” in Guangdong)
Mingpao, February 21, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20180221/s00001/1519204974728

Commentary (评论)

Mapping the Silk Road: State propaganda and the race against history
Hong Kong Free Press, February 22, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/02/22/mapping-silk-road-state-propaganda-race-history/

Stronger vetting system needed for Hong Kong officials
South China Morning Post, February 22, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2134176/stronger-vetting-system-needed-hong-kong-officials

Easing concerns of Hong Kong helpers should start with mandatory code
South China Morning Post, February 21, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2134177/easing-concerns-hong-kong-helpers-should-start-mandatory

China’s detention law: CCP curbs courts
The Diplomat, February 21, 2018
https://thediplomat.com/2018/02/chinas-detention-law-ccp-curbs-courts/

The limits of quiet diplomacy with China
Taiwan Sentinel, February 14, 2018
https://sentinel.tw/limits-quiet-diplomacy-china/