Thursday, December 27, 2012

Government

內地71學者聯署倡改革 (71 Mainland Intellectuals Issue Joint Appeal for Reform)
Ming Pao, December 27, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20121227/-2-2857562/1.html

Related:
改革共识倡议书 (Proposal for a Consensus on Reform)
December 25, 2012
http://zhangqianfan.blog.caixin.com/archives/50779
http://www.mingpaonews.com/download/ga20121227_1465.pdf

Chinese Scholars Demand Communist Leaders Relax Their Grip
Bloomberg News, December 27, 2012
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-26/china-scholars-demand-ruling-party-relax-its-grip-on-government.html

Human Rights Defenders

Activist Sent Back to Labor Camp
Radio Free Asia, December 24, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/labor-12242012182135.html

川震灾民李依乾被判刑五年 质疑控方证据将提上诉 (Quake Activist Li Yiqian Sentenced to 5 Years for "Disrupting Public Order" by Asking Where Funds to Rebuild following the 2008 Sichuan Quake Went)
Radio Free Asia, December 25, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/cz-12252012104257.html

拒認錯 旺陽戰友朱承志送檢察院 (Case of Zhu Chengzhi, Friend and Supporter of Activist Li Wangyang, Sent to Procuratorate, Now Awaiting Indictment)
Ming Pao, December 26, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20121226/-2-2856850/1.html

Related:
朱承志——社会的良知!
Zhu Chengzhi as the Conscience of Society
Fan Yanqiong, June 20, 2012
CH: http://canyu.org/n52154c6.aspx
EN: http://underthejacaranda.wordpress.com/2012/06/23/zhu-chengzhi-as-the-conscience-of-society/

Internet

全国人大常委会立法推网络实名制
Policymakers Float Tighter Internet Regulations
Caixin, December 25, 2012
CH: http://china.caixin.com/2012-12-24/100476192.html
EN: http://english.caixin.com/2012-12-25/100476735.html

Law

Courtroom Participants Forbidden to Broadcast Trials
Xinhua News Agency, December 25, 2012
http://english.cri.cn/6909/2012/12/25/2724s740126.htm

Related:
关于适用《中华人民共和国刑事诉讼法》的解释 (Judicial Interpretation on the Applicability of the Criminal Procedure Law of the People's Republic of China)
Supreme People's Court, December 20, 2012
http://www.chinacourt.org/article/detail/2012/12/id/807033.shtml

Police

公安部規定明年嚴禁刑訊逼供 避免冤錯案件 (Ministry of Public Security Regulations Prohibit Extortion of Confessions by Torture Beginning 2013)
Xinhua News Agency, December 27, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20121227/-9-2857819/1.html

Related:
公安机关办理刑事案件程序规定 (Regulations on the Procedures for the Handling of Criminal Cases by Public Security Organs)
Ministry of Public Security, December 13, 2012
http://www.mps.gov.cn/n16/n1282/n3493/n3823/n442421/3486957.html

Religion

Come to China During Christmas to Enjoy Religious Freedom!
Global Voices Online, December 27, 2012
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2012/12/27/come-to-china-during-christmas-to-enjoy-religious-freedom/

Related:
Clampdown on Memorials, Christians
Radio Free Asia, December 26, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/clampdown-12262012130754.html