INTELDROP 26 Feb 2016 [China]

 

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HRT Correspondent – Adam Craddock

Former British Governor Of Hong Kong Challenges Academic Oppression

24 February 2016

University World News (HONG KONG) – Chris Patten, the last former governor of Hong Kong, challenged the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, current Chancellor of Public Universities, of utilizing authoritarian policies to suppress the autonomy of Hong Kong universities. Patten backs his claims through the reasoning that students supported the Umbrella protest movements in the past for a free Hong Kong. The Chairman refuted Patten’s accusation, claiming China supports academic freedom and autonomy of its universities. Source:http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160224225859529 (Reliability: High)

Hong Kong Indigenous Leader Charged With Rioting In Mong Kok

23 February 2016

Hong Kong Free Press (HONG KONG) – Kowloon City Magistrates Court charged Ray Wong Toi-Yeung, leader of Hong Kong Indigenous, an influential human rights group, with rioting and he faces up to 10 years in prison. Police found about 68,000 USD in his flat along with unidentified chemicals, batons, “V for Vendetta” masks, Viagra pills, and battery-operated “guns”, which may have been toys. Source: https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/02/23/leader-of-localist-group-hk-indigenous-charged-with-rioting-may-face-10-years-in-prison/ (Reliability: High)

Parents Who Violated One Child Policy Petition For Jobs Back

24 February 2016

South China Morning Post (BEIJING) – 32 former government affiliated institute employees petitioned for their jobs back in the wake of the revoked one child policy. Each individual violated the policy through birthing more than one child in their married pair. The group hope the government will lift their punishments due to the policy no longer being in effect. Source: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1916507/parents-sacked-during-chinas-one-child-policy-petition (Reliability: High)

Despite Migrant Policy Reform, Students Can’t Receive Recognized Education

26 February 2016

The Diplomat (BEIJING) – Attempts by educators to start official schools in order to educate the children of migrant workers hit an administrative wall. A hukoi, a registration of residence, is required for all Chinese citizens even if they are migrants. However, state authorities do not keep record of or acknowledge Black Children, children of workers without a hukoi. The 2015 policy does not include large cities such as Beijing. This, along with other issues with the policy still needs addressing. Source: http://thediplomat.com/2016/02/despite-policy-reforms-barriers-to-obtaining-hukou-persist/ (Reliability: Moderate)

Brother Denied Right To Visit Uighur Scholar Sentenced to Life in Prison

24 February 2016 

China Change (BEIJING) – Chinese authorities did not allow the brother of Ilham Tohti from visiting him in prison despite regulations. Normally, relatives may visit prisoners periodically, but authorities made an exception in Tohti’s case. A prominent scholar who advocated for a Uighur Autonomous Region independence in China, authorities arrested Tohti on the charge of attempting to split the country. Source: http://chinachange.org/2016/02/24/brother-denied-visitation-of-ilham-tohti-moderate-uighur-scholar-sentenced-to-life-in-prison/ (Reliability: Moderate)

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