Friday, August 26, 2016

Focus Topic: Extreme Poverty and Human Rights (专题:赤贫和人权)

习近平:扶贫要“不破楼兰终不还” (Xi Jinping: Poverty relief must be “all or nothing”)
People’s Daily, August 25, 2016
http://paper.people.com.cn/rmrb/html/2016-08/25/nw.D110000renmrb_20160825_2-01.htm

Related:
End-of-mission statement on China, by Professor Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights
联合国赤贫和人权问题特别报告员菲利普•奥尔斯顿结束对中国访问的声明
UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, August 23, 2016
EN: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=20402&LangID=E
CH: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=20402&LangID=C

China: “Poverty alleviation needs to be accompanied by accountability” –UN expert on extreme poverty and human rights
中国:“减缓贫穷需伴随问责”——联合国赤贫和人权问题专家
UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, August 23, 2016
EN: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=20404&LangID=E
CH: http://www.ohchr.org/CH/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=20404&LangID=C

中国对联合国人权特使的特殊接待 (China treats UN envoy on human rights to special reception)
Voice of America, August 25, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/china-un-human-rights-20160824/3479568.html

UN Expert: Chinese Government Needs “Genuine Accountability”
联合国专家:中国政府需要“真正的问责”
Human Rights in China, August 23, 2016
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/un-expert-chinese-government-needs-genuine-accountability
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/lian-he-guo-zhuan-jia-zhong-guo-zheng-fu-xu-yao-zhen

宁夏两年清退不符合条件低保人员6万余人 (Ningxia rid over 60,000 unqualified welfare subsidies recipients in 2 years)
Xinhua, August 25, 2016
http://www.nx.xinhuanet.com/2016-08/25/c_1119449863.htm

Access to Justice (司法公正)

改革完善侦查辨认制度 (Reform and perfect the investigation and identification system)
Procuratorate Daily, August 25, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160825/20160825_003/20160825_003_6.htm

谨防“积极赔偿”演变为“花钱买命” (Prevent “positive compensation” from turning into “buying lives”)
Procuratorate Daily, August 25, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160825/20160825_005/20160825_005_4.htm

Independent People’s Congress election hopeful jailed in China’s Jiangxi
Radio Free Asia, August 25, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/independent-peoples-congress-election-hopeful-jailed-in-chinas-jiangxi-08252016105705.html

VOA连线: 郭飞雄结束百日绝食,监狱会其兄发声明 (Guo Feixiong ends 100 day hunger strike, brother meets him in prison and helps issue statement)
Voice of America, August 25, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/voa-connect-zhang-qing-20160824/3479184.html

Related:
New HRIC Translation: Essay by Lawyer Gao Zhisheng on Imprisoned Rights Activist Guo Feixiong
Human Rights in China, August 9, 2016
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/new-hric-translation-essay-lawyer-gao-zhisheng-imprisoned-rights-activist

Access to Information (信息公开)

北京141个部门集中“晒”决算信息公开数量为历年最多 (In concert, 141 departments in Beijing made public largest number of final budgets in years)
China News, August 25, 2016
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2016/08-25/7984442.shtml

Government Accountability (政府问责)

想避重就轻?没门儿 (Want to evade major charges by admitting ones? No way)
Procuratorate Daily, August 25, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160825/20160825_006/20160825_006_1.htm

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

网络安全将有统一国标, 原则上不制定地方标准 (Cybersecurity shall be unified worldwide, principles trump localized standards)
Beijing Times, August 25, 2016
http://news.iresearch.cn/content/2016/08/263302.shtml

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

Authorities force Uyghurs in Xinjiang’s Yarkand County to perform Tai Chi in public
Radio Free Asia, August 25, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/authorities-force-uyghurs-in-xinjiangs-yarkand-county-to-perform-tai-chi-in-public-08252016154854.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee says he wants to return to a “normal” life, as police protection set to end
South China Morning Post, August 26, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2009241/hong-kong-bookseller-lam-wing-kee-says-he-wants-return

Police can provide assistance to schools if students promote Hong Kong independence nearby –Edu. Sec.
Hong Kong Free Press, August 25, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/08/25/police-can-provide-assistance-to-schools-if-students-promote-independence-nearby-edu-sec/

A spot of localist bother
The Economist, August 27, 2016
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21705857-how-hong-kong-sees-itself-has-changed-profoundly-just-couple-years-spot-localist

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Man of the week: Wu Gan (Super Vulgar Butcher)
China Digital Times, August 25, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/08/man-week-wu-gan-super-vulgar-butcher/

Related:
Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, August 21, 2016
http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-defenders-and-international-reactions-brief-chronology