Thursday, June 27, 2013

Death Penalty

Ahead of International Drug Day, China executes 6
The Diplomat, June 27, 2013
http://thediplomat.com/china-power/ahead-of-international-drug-day-china-executes-6/

Edward Snowden Case

With Snowden gone, Hong Kong focuses on U.S. surveillance
斯诺登走了,香港的麻烦继续
The New York Times, June 27, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/world/20130627/c27hongkong/dual/

Environment

Green law change would limit lawsuits
South China Morning Post, June 27, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1269766/green-law-change-would-limit-lawsuits

Hukou

China pushes forward residency reform, China National Radio says
Bloomberg, June 26, 2013
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-26/china-pushes-forward-residency-reform-china-national-radio-says.html

Related:
国家发改委主任:城镇化仍要牢牢守住18亿亩耕地红线 (NDRC: Farmland must be protected to ensure food security even as urbanization continues)
China National Radio, June 26, 2013
http://china.cnr.cn/NewsFeeds/201306/t20130626_512907034.shtml

Human Rights Defenders

律师启动刘晓波申诉案 (Lawyer Mo Shaoping to submit appeals for Liu Xiaobo, Liu Xia, and Liu Hui)
Deutsche Welle, June 27, 2013
http://bit.ly/1aQzbDK

四川异议人士李必丰终审改判为10年徒刑 (Appeals court reduces Sichuan dissident’s sentence to ten years in prison on charge of contract fraud)
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-06262013120328.html

Chinese dissident favors “one country, two systems” -- with twist
Central News Agency, June 26, 2013
http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/etn/news_content.php?id=2245233

International Human Rights

贵州中欧人权对话警方软禁维权人士 上海广州活动人士遭软禁 (Guizhou, Shanghai, and Guangzhou activists face severe restrictions as China holds human rights talk with EU)
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql-06262013114423.html

Related:
Activists held in run-up to EU rights talks in Guizhou
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/held-06262013110706.html

EU-China rights talks marred by deadly riots
EU Observer, June 27, 2013
http://euobserver.com/foreign/120648

Land, Housing, Property

广东省民政厅批准建墓园 被10名村民告上法庭 (Guangdong villagers sue government for approving land appropriation without consultation and compensation)
Southern Metropolis Daily, June 27, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-06-27/043927508598.shtml

Open Government Information

Ed Snowden inspired this Chinese lawyer to challenge Beijing's digital spying
Foreign Policy, June 26, 2013
http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/06/26/meet_the_chinese_human_rights_lawyer_inspired_by_edward_snowden

Related:
Snowden affair prompts lawyer to request disclosure of surveillance information
谢燕益:就斯诺登事件致公安部信息公开申请书
Human Rights in China, June 25, 2013
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/6765
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/6766

Political and Economic Reforms

习李体制修正依赖投资路线 (New Chinese leadership tries to reform investment driven policy)
Nikkei, June 27, 2013
http://http://cn.nikkei.com/china/ceconomy/5866-20130627.html

Reeducation Through Labor

上訪媽媽告勞教委案快開庭 (Lawsuit against Hunan RTL committee to get first hearing)
Ming Pao, June 26, 2013
http://inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20130626/ca32359c.htm

Rule of Law

公安部:全国愈54万民警取得中级执法资格 (Ministry of Public Security claims incidents of forced confession decreased by 87%)
New Beijing Daily, June 27, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0627/02/92BHMDUA0001124J.html

Tibet

Tibetans’ determination not diminished by China’s brutality: TCHRD
Phayul, June 26, 2013
http://www.phayul.com/news/article.aspx?article=Tibetans’+determination+not+diminished+by+China’s+brutality%3A+TCHRD&id=33660

XUAR

U.S. urges transparent investigation by China into deadly violence in minority region
Associated Press, June 26, 2013
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/urges+transparent+investigation+China+into+deadly+violence/8582402/story.html#ixzz2XNTx2hv7

Opinion

The violence that poisons the air we breathe
South China Morning Post, June 26, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1269459/violence-poisons-air-we-breathe