Thursday, April 30, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China launches special campaign to rectify miscarriages of justice
Xinhua, April 28, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-04/28/c_134193259.htm

Related:
Hearing reviews 20-year-old rape and murder case
Xinhua, April 29, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-04/29/c_134193313.htm

Police in China's Suzhou detain dozens in dawn raid on activists [re. Lin Zhao memorial service]
Radio Free Asia, April 29, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/suzhou-police-detain-dozens-in-dawn-raid-on-activists-04292015142052.html

See more information on Lin Zhao
http://www.hoover.org/news/letters-and-diaries-chinese-political-activist-lin-zhao-opened-hoover-institution-archives

Access to Information (信息公开)

Publisher of China’s leading pro-reform magazine vows to carry on despite growing pressure from authorities
South China Morning Post, April 28, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1779317/publisher-chinas-leading-pro-reform-magazine-vows-carry

China's new internet rules raise questions over role of agency
Radio Free Asia, April 29, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/rules-04292015104205.html

Cloudy with a chance of censorship: China bans unofficial weather reports
The Wall Street Journal, April 29, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/04/29/cloudy-with-a-chance-of-censorship-china-bans-unofficial-weather-reports/?mod=WSJBlog

China’s scientific progress hinges on access to data
Nature, April 28, 2015
http://www.nature.com/news/china-s-scientific-progress-hinges-on-access-to-data-1.17426

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

The women of the Chinese internet remain defiant
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 30, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-32518852

Related:
”女权五姐妹” 之一武嵘嵘就不接受传唤发布声明 (Wu Rongrong of the “Feminists Five” issues statement on refusing interrogation summons)
Radio Free Asia, April 29, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/Xinwen/3-04292015102833.html

Supporting women's rights in China
声援中国女权人士
Human Rights in China, April 28, 2015
EN: http://bit.ly/1Hd5v5D
CH: http://bit.ly/1DTr8Wy

China’s miners step up protests as industry downturn continues
China Labour Bulletin, April 29, 2015
http://www.clb.org.hk/en/content/china%E2%80%99s-miners-step-protests-industry-downturn-continues

Chinese labour activists “increasingly targets of violent attacks, intimidation”
Xinhua, April 28, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/1781528/chinese-labour-activists-increasingly-targets-violent-attacks

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Police in Guangdong province practice anti-terrorism drills including the handling of a mock protest by villagers blocking construction of a development.
South China Morning Post, April 30, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1781652/police-southern-china-practice-anti-terrorism-drills-including

Related:
广东江门举行反恐演练 模拟拆迁村民闹事(图) (Jiangmen, Guangdong Province holds anti-terror drills simulating protest by villagers against demolition (with pictures))
Southern Metropolis Daily, April 30, 2015
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/p/2015-04-30/092131780292.shtml

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Crackdown on corruption at Chinese environmental risk assessment agencies
South China Morning Post, April 29, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1779975/crackdown-corruption-chinese-environmental-risk

3 in Guangdong investigated for Party discipline violations
China Daily, April 30. 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-04/30/content_20582869.htm

Eight hospital heads said to be found taking bribes
Caixin, April 29, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-04-29/100805004.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Goldman and IDG put $50 million to work in a Bitcoin company [Note: IDG is a China-based firm]
The New York Times, April 30, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/30/business/dealbook/goldman-and-idg-put-50-million-to-work-in-a-bitcoin-company.html

Related:
Under a 2013 notice issued by the People’s Bank of China, Chinese financial institutions are not permitted to use or interact with Bitcoin:
English: https://vip.btcchina.com/page/bocnotice2013
Chinese: http://www.pbc.gov.cn/publish/goutongjiaoliu/524/2013/20131205153156832222251/20131205153156832222251_.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Officials' assurances on reform “conflicting”
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 30, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150430/news_20150430_56_1096090.htm

陳文敏指政改方案沒回應市民憂慮 (Ex HKU law dean Johannes Chan says political reform package does not respond to citizens’ concerns)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 30, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150430/news_20150430_55_1096119.htm

Related:
李卓人:中央若關心香港內耗 應拆8.31框架 (Pan-dem Lee Cheuk-yan: If Chinese government cares about HK internal friction, August 31 Framework should be dropped)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 29, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150429/news_20150429_55_1095886.htm

Less than half HK’s residents support electoral reforms
Taipei Times, April 30, 2015
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2015/04/30/2003617161

Hong Kong trips again in global press freedom ranking
Hong Kong Economic Journal, April 30, 2015
http://www.ejinsight.com/20150430-hong-kong-trips-again-in-global-press-freedon-ranking/

Related:
去年撐警集會記者遇襲案 警指無足夠證據檢控 (Police say not enough evidence to charge attackers of journalists during last year’s pro-police event)
Apple Daily, April 29, 2015
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/news/20150429/53687604

Freedom of the Press 2015: Harsh Laws and Violence Drive Global Decline
Freedom House, April 28, 2015
https://freedomhouse.org/article/freedom-press-2015-harsh-laws-and-violence-drive-global-decline#.VUHjVdKqqko

Freedom of the Press 2015
Freedom House, April 28, 2015
https://freedomhouse.org/sites/default/files/FreedomofthePress_2015_FINAL.pdf

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

YCW conversation–legal reform in China
Young China Watchers, April 28, 2015
http://www.youngchinawatchers.com/ycw-conversation-legal-reform-in-china/

Forced disappearances, brutality, and communist China's politics of fear
Vice News, April 28, 2015
https://news.vice.com/article/forced-disappearances-brutality-and-communist-chinas-politics-of-fear

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China “increases rights of the public” in legal cases against the government
South China Morning Post, April 29, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1778713/china-increases-rights-public-legal-cases-against

Related:
再过几天,最高人民法院《解释》与完成首次大修的《行政诉讼法》将开始实施 (Amended Administrative Litigation Law and SPC interpretation to take effect May 1, aim to facilitate case filing and registration for plaintiffs and enable courts to rule on legality of regulations issued by government)
China Youth Daily, April 28, 2015
http://zqb.cyol.com/html/2015-04/28/nw.D110000zgqnb_20150428_6-01.htm

Cases to be chosen as guide for judges' tough decisions
China Daily, April 29, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-04/29/content_20571870.htm

最高人民法院关于适用《中华人民共和国行政诉讼法》若干问题的解释
SPC Interpretation on the Administrative Litigation Law
Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China, April 22, 2015
CH: http://www.court.gov.cn/fabu-xiangqing-14294.html
EN: http://chinalawtranslate.com/en/allinterpretation/

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese authorities accused of covering up shooting of civilians in Xinjiang protest
South China Morning Post, April 29, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1779695/chinese-forces-shot-civilians-claim-villagers

Concerns over growing Chinese media controls ahead of Press Freedom Day
Radio Free Asia, April 28, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/media-04282015142632.html

China’s Maodun: A free Internet caged by the Chinese Communist Party
The Jamestown Foundation, April 16, 2015
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/chinabrief/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=43797&tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=25&cHash=f6c22636760f062a5490d56f4ac599d0#.VUDnJ9JVhHx

China internet regulators announce more explicit rules on web censorship
Wall Street Journal, April 28, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-internet-regulators-put-explicit-new-censorship-rules-in-place-1430233546

Related:
中國網信辦出台「約談十條」加強網絡控制 (China’ cyberspace administration office announces rules for stronger web censorship)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 28, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/04/150428_china_internet_question

”Providing tea” not as innocent as it may appear
China Daily, April 28, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-04/28/content_20567627.htm

互联网新闻信息服务单位约谈工作规定
Provisions on admonishment meetings with internet News Information Services
Cyberspace Administration of China, April 28, 2015
CH: http://www.cac.gov.cn/2015-04/28/c_1115112600.htm
EN: http://chinalawtranslate.com/en/netnewsadmonish/

美國國務院高調呼籲中國釋放記者高瑜 (U.S. State Department calls on China to release journalist Gao Yu)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 28, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/trad/world/2015/04/150428_usa_china_gaoyu

Related:
HRIC Statement: Heavy sentence for Gao Yu exposes hollowness of “rule by law” in China
中国人权声明:重判高瑜暴露中国“依法治国”的虚伪
Human Rights in China, April 17, 2015
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/statement/heavy-sentence-gao-yu-exposes-hollowness-rule-law-china
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/sheng-ming/zhong-pan-gao-yu-bao-lu-zhong-guo-yi-fa-zhi-guo-de-xu-wei

高瑜案的警示 (Gao Yu’s case as a warning to us)
Human Rights in China Biweekly, April 20, 2015
http://biweekly.hrichina.org/article/27396

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Beijing police recommend charges against civil society advocates
The New York Times, April 28, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/04/28/beijing-police-recommend-charges-against-civil-society-advocates/

Activists forced to leave hotels ahead of Lin Zhao Memorial
Radio Free Asia, April 28, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/forced-04282015105019.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China says will hunt down serial bribers
Reuters, April 29, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/29/us-china-corruption-idUSKBN0NK08J20150429

Wang Jianlin, a billionaire at the intersection of business and power in China
The New York Times, April 28, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/29/world/asia/wang-jianlin-abillionaire-at-the-intersection-of-business-and-power-in-china.html

Chinese doctor took more than $18m worth of bribes, say reports
The Guardian, April 28, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/28/chinese-doctor-took-more-than-18m-worth-of-bribes-say-reports

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Q. and A.: Ma Jun on using mobile phones to fight pollution
The New York Times, April 28, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/04/28/q-and-a-ma-jun-on-using-mobile-phones-to-fight-pollution/

How China Uses its Cyber Power for Internal Security
The Diplomat, April 27, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/04/how-china-uses-its-cyber-power-for-internal-security/

Hong Kong (香港)

京官:香港先通过政改再看情况然后才考虑“优化”8.31决定 (Beijing official: HK should first pass political reform proposal before considering “optimization” of August 31 Decision)
Radio France Internationale, April 29, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150429-京官:香港先通过政改再看情况然后才考虑“优化”831决定/

董建華:泛民指方案非真普選是誤導市民 (Ex HK Chief Executive & Vice Chairman of CPPCC Tung Chee-hwa: Pan-dems saying that political reform proposal is not “genuine universal suffrage” is misleading the public)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 29, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150429/news_20150429_55_1095827.htm

Constitutional development may stall indefinitely
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 27, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150427/news_20150427_56_1095320.htm

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Gao Yu’s real crime
The New York Times, April 28, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/29/opinion/gao-yus-real-crime.html

学者杨支柱批评北京警方郭玉闪“非法经营案”起诉意见 (Academic Yang Zhizhu criticizes Beijing police for recommending indictment of Guo Yushan on “illegal business”)
Radio France Internationale, April 27, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150427-学者杨支柱批评北京警方郭玉闪“非法经营案”起诉意见/

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Legislature Approves Reform of Jury System
Caixin, April 27, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-04-27/100804171.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

”因家暴杀夫判死缓”是否公正 (On whether it is just to receive a death sentence reprieve for murder of abusive husband)
Hua Xia, April 27, 2015
http://www.huaxia.com/xw/xjbzq/2015/04/4376434.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese magazine warned by censors, future now uncertain
Radio Free Asia, April 27, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/warned-04272015103205.html

Lawsuit over banned memoir asks China to explain censorship
李锐之女起诉中国海关没收其父回忆录
The New York Times, April 27, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20150427/c27memoir/dual/

China’s Internet censor increases scrutiny on news portals
Bloomberg, April 28, 2015
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-28/china-internet-censor-increases-scrutiny-on-online-news-portals

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

“Vulnerable” women activists struggle to rebuild lives after detention
Radio Free Asia, April 27, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/rebuild-04272015131002.html

Related:
Chinese officers harshly interrogated women’s rights activist, husband says
The New York Times, April 27, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/28/world/asia/wu-rongrong-interrogation-china.html

Supporting women's rights in China
声援中国女权人士
Human Rights in China, April 24, 2015
EN: http://bit.ly/1Hd5v5D
CH: http://bit.ly/1DTr8Wy

Most recent page update:
Wu Rongrong recounts police threats during interrogation in detention: “before they started taking notes and video recording, they would howl at me: ‘we’ll tie you up, throw you in a cell with men, and let them gang rape you; also, your son is only four, there’ll be trouble ahead with school and work.’
武嵘嵘讲述被拘留审讯期间警察对她的威胁:“他们给我做笔录和同步录音录像开始之前,会给我很大的威胁,比如他们向我吼‘把你捆绑后扔到男号子里去,让他们轮奸你’,还有比如‘你儿子才四岁吧,以后上学和工作都会麻烦了!’……”

Why China arrested, then released, five feminists
The Economist, April 27, 2015
http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2015/04/economist-explains-25

Government Accountability, (政府问责)

China opens corruption inquiry into Sinopec president
The New York Times, April 27, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/28/world/asia/china-opens-corruption-inquiry-into-sinopec-president.html

Related:
China’s antigraft authority takes aim at Sinopec
Wall Street Journal, April 27, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-antigraft-authority-takes-aim-at-sinopec-1430150045

China probes doctor over US$18 million bribes, 100 houses
Channel NewsAsia, April 28, 2015
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-probes-doctor-over/1811466.html

The big bribes in the junior ranks of China's cadres
South China Morning Post, April 28, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1778250/big-bribes-junior-ranks-chinas-cadres

贪官忏悔:收钱后,我成了送钱人的“奴才” (Confession of corrupt official: after accepting bribes, I became a slave to the briber)
People’s Daily, April 28, 2015
http://fanfu.people.com.cn/n/2015/0428/c64371-26916370.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China suffers internet glitch
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 28, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150428/news_20150428_56_1095426.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

CY blasts protesters for obstructing officials
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 28, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150428/news_20150428_56_1095518.htm

Related:
CY takes aim at activists as Lam rides into chaos
The Standard, April 27, 2015
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=4&art_id=156452&sid=44341068&con_type=1&d_str=20150427&fc=1

梁愛詩:若泛民堅持反對8.31決定 難繼續討論 (Ex Secretary for Justice Elsie Leung: If pan-dems insist on opposing “August 31 Decision,” there is hardly room to negotiate)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 28, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150428/news_20150428_55_1095485.htm

Monday, April 27, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China child abuse cases spark further calls for legal reform
Radio Free Asia, April 24, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/cases-04242015110635.html

China, in suspending woman’s death sentence, acknowledges domestic abuse
The New York Times, April 24, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/25/world/asia/china-suspends-death-sentence-for-li-yan.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese activist Hu Jia breaches Xi Jingping’s wall
The Australian, April, 25, 2015
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/chinese-activist-hu-jia-breaches-xi-jingpings-wall/story-e6frg6so-1227319428004

Lawsuit over banned memoir asks China to explain censorship
The New York Times, April, 25, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/26/world/asia/china-lawsuit-over-banned-li-rui-memoir-censorship.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese feminist activist “subjected to eight-hour grilling, bullying by police”
South China Morning Post, April 25, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1776260/chinese-feminist-activist-subjected-eight-hour-grilling-bullying

Related:
Chinese woman activist says interrogated a week after release
Reuters, April 25, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/25/us-china-activist-idUSKBN0NG09D20150425

Supporting women's rights in China
声援中国女权人士
Human Rights in China, April 24, 2015
EN: http://bit.ly/1Hd5v5D
CH: http://bit.ly/1DTr8Wy

Work tensions rise in China, despite calls for harmony
Wall Street Journal, April 24, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/04/24/work-tensions-rise-in-china-despite-calls-for-harmony/

北京公安局发维权人士郭玉闪起诉意见书 (Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau recommends indictment of rights defender Guo Yushan)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 27, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/04/150425_guo_yushan_china_investigation

Fears for safety of Chinese activist who supported Hong Kong's democracy movement
Radio Free Asia, April 24, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/fears-04242015131010.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

羁押1172天后被判无罪 男子获国家赔偿 (Man receives state compensation after being detained for 1172 days and declared not guilty)
Legal Daily, April 27, 2015
http://www.fawan.com/Article/fwkx/2015/04/27/122951285925.html

中国百名外逃贪官红色通缉令后已有第一名嫌犯被捕 (First of 100 fugitive officials arrested on suspicion of corruption)
Radio France Internationale, April 26, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150426-中国百名外逃贪官红色通缉令后已有第一名嫌犯被捕/

Related:
China investigates three senior army officers suspected of graft
Reuters, April 26, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/27/us-china-corruption-idUSKBN0NI07120150427

“民運”分子以探親為由試圖入境 港政府拒絕 (Hong Kong government refuses entry to Democracy Movement participant attempting to return to China to visit sick mother)
Global Times, April 27, 2015
http://www.hkcd.com/content/2015-04/27/content_925933.html

Rampant mining damaging one of China's largest mangroves – and authorities “turning blind eye”
South China Morning Post, April 26, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1776571/guangxi-locals-claim-authorities-turning-bind-eye-rampant-mining

China looks to stub out consumer-safety scandals
The Wall Street Journal, April 24, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/china-looks-to-stub-out-consumer-safety-scandals-1429873173?tesla=y

Hong Kong (香港)

Protests hit Carrie Lam's neighbourhood “bus parade” to promote Hong Kong electoral reform
South China Morning Post, April 25, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1775687/hong-kong-chief-secretary-carrie-lam-visit-kennedy-town-tai

Related:
恐遭示威者再追击传官员宣传政改或只在巴士上挥手了事 (Fearing more clashes with protestors, HK officials avoid interacting with residents during political reform package promotion tour, only wave from open buses)
Radio France Internationale, April 25, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150425-恐遭示威者再追击传官员宣传政改或只在巴士上挥手了事/

黃之鋒:若官員繼續落區 學民思潮繼續追擊 (Joshua Wong: If officials continue doing community visits, Scholarism will continue approaching them)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 27, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150427/news_20150427_55_1095209.htm

Pan-democrats start their own reform campaign
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 26, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150426/news_20150426_56_1095078.htm

村上春樹:香港年輕人自發而起 是新的示威形態 (Haruki Murakami: Hong Kong youth’s spontaneous initiatives is a new form of protest)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 27, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150427/news_20150427_55_1095303.htm

Friday, April 24, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Domestic violence victim in China wins death sentence reprieve
The Guardian, April 24, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/24/domestic-violence-victim-in-china-wins-death-sentence-reprieve

Related:
李彦因家暴杀夫分尸案宣判:死刑改判死缓 (Li Yan, originally sentenced to death for murder of abusive husband, receives two-year reprieve)
Chengdu News, April 24, 2015
http://news.chengdu.cn/2015/0424/1683666.shtml
国务院法制办公室关于《中华人民共和国反家庭暴力法(征求意见稿)》公开征求意见的通知 (PRC Anti-Domestic Violence Law (Draft) (Comments Draft))
Legislative Affairs Committee of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, November 25, 2014
CH:http://www.chinalaw.gov.cn/article/cazjgg/201411/20141100397718.shtml
EN:http://chinalawtranslate.com/en/domestic-violence-law/

最高人民法院最高人民检察院公安部司法部印发《关于依法办理家庭暴力犯罪案件的意见》的通知 (Opinion On Handling Criminal Cases Of Domestic Violence In Accordance With Law)
The Supreme People's Court of the People's Republic of China, March 4, 2015
CH:http://www.court.gov.cn/fabu-xiangqing-13616.html
EN:http://chinalawtranslate.com/en/dvopinion/

Storming the barriers around China’s judiciary
The New York Times, April 22, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/04/22/storming-the-barriers-around-chinas-judiciary/

Chinese man gets 14-month jail term for defacing Mao portrait
Reuters, April 23, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/23/us-china-mao-idUSKBN0NE0M120150423

Access to Information (信息公开)

VOA interview cited in case against Chinese dissident
Voice of America, April 23, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/voa-interview-cited-in-case-against-chinese-dissident/2732030.html

Embassy walls provide safe haven for free speech in China
The Globe and Mail, April 23, 2015
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/embassy-walls-provide-safe-haven-of-free-speech-in-china/article24093802/

State Of Rights: media freedom and press access in China
U.S. State Department, April 23, 2015
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2015/04/241040.htm

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Freed Chinese feminist refuses to be silenced
Aljazeera, April 23, 2015
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/04/china-women-rights-activists-150423044736369.html

Related:
Supporting women's rights in China
声援中国女权人士
Human Rights in China, April 22, 2015
EN: http://bit.ly/1Hd5v5D
CH: http://bit.ly/1DTr8Wy

China draft law lets foreign NGOs open offices with government OK
Reuters, April 23, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/24/us-china-parliament-ngos-idUSKBN0NF08L20150424

Government Accountability (政府问责)

发起“六四公祭” 于世文案起诉书首度曝光 (Indictment of Yu Shiwen, who held June Fourth public memorial, revealed)
Radio Free Asia, April, 23, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/Xinwen/6-04232015112303.html

Subversion, public order cases of Tiananmen anniversary activists move closer to trial
Radio Free Asia, April 23, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/closer-04232015105706.html

Former 1989 student leader stopped at Hong Kong border with China
Radio Free Asia, April 24, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-xiong-04232015145533.html

Wanted list reveals nature of Chinese corruption
Financial Times, April 23, 2015
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/4a465994-e993-11e4-a687-00144feab7de.html

Related:
China tracks “corrupt” fugitives to Britain
Financial Times, April 23, 2015
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11557711/China-tracks-corrupt-fugitives-to-Britain.html

Former Chinese official goes on trial for corruption
Aljazeera, April 23, 2015
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/4/23/former-chinese-official-goes-on-trial-for-corruption.html

Related:
Associate of Zhou Yongkang, China’s fallen security chief, admits taking bribes
New York Times, April 24, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/24/world/asia/associate-of-zhou-yongkang-chinas-fallen-security-chief-admits-taking-bribes.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong chief secretary says electoral reform open to future changes
South China Morning Post, April 24, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1774221/hong-kong-chief-secretary-says-electoral-reform-open-future

X marks the spot: A struggle looms in Hong Kong’s legislature over political reform
The Economist, April 25, 2015
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21649541-struggle-looms-hong-kongs-legislature-over-political-reform-x-marks-spot

梁振英林郑月娥首日落区推广政改即遭黄伞军包围 (CY Leung and Carrie Lam encircled by “yellow umbrella army” during first community visit to promote political reform proposal)
Radio France Internationale, April 24, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/政治/20150423-梁振英林郑月娥首日落区推广政改即遭黄伞军包围/

學聯承認三間院校退聯大大削弱學聯代表性及組織能力 (Federation of Students admits that withdrawal of 3 institutions drastically weakens its representative and organizational capacity)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 23, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150423/news_20150423_55_1094459.htm

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

So much for compromise: Hong Kong electoral reform will only benefit one-party state
South China Morning Post, April 24, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1775269/so-much-compromise-hong-kong-electoral-reform-will-only

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

4名律師在湖南衡陽出庭辯護前遭人毆打 (Four defense lawyers in Hunan gang violence case beaten up)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 21, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/04/150421_cn_lawyer_beaten

Related:
四律师湖南法院外遭殴400律师联名促彻查 (400 lawyers petition for investigation into mobs’ attack on lawyers outside Hunan court)
Boxun, April 23, 2015
http://www.boxun.com/news/gb/china/2015/04/201504230232.shtml

法院殴打粗暴对待律师状况越演越凶 (Court violence and attacks on lawyers worsen)
Boxun, April 23, 2015
http://www.boxun.com/news/gb/china/2015/04/201504230206.shtml

Access to Information (信息公开)

Jailed Chinese journalist appeals seven-year jail term for “leaking secrets”
Radio Free Asia, April 21, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/gao-yu-appeals-jail-term-04212015114704.html

Related:
Heavy sentence for Gao Yu exposes hollowness of “Rule by Law” in China
重判高瑜暴露中国“依法治国”的虚伪
Human Rights in China, April 17, 2015
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/statement/heavy-sentence-gao-yu-exposes-hollowness-rule-law-china
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/sheng-ming/zhong-pan-gao-yu-bao-lu-zhong-guo-yi-fa-zhi-guo-de-xu-wei

前上海市委副秘书入股TVB香港免费电视赤化势难免 (Former deputy secretary of Shanghai invests in TVB, “reddening” of HK free broadcasting inevitable)
Radio France Internationale, April 23, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150423-前上海市委副秘书入股tvb香港免费电视赤化势难免/

Related:
Lawmakers concerned over TVB move to bring in mainland investor
Economic Journal, April 23, 2015
http://www.ejinsight.com/20150423-lawmakers-concerned-over-tvb-move-to-bring-in-mainland-investor/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese feminist describes prison ordeal
Sky News, April 21, 2015
http://news.sky.com/story/1469361/chinese-feminist-describes-prison-ordeal

Related:
Chinese feminists to lodge formal complaint over treatment in detention
Radio Free Asia, April 22, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-feminists-04222015134308.html

Supporting women's rights in China
Human Rights in China, April 22, 2015
EN: http://bit.ly/1Hd5v5D
CH: http://bit.ly/1DTr8Wy

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China trial begins for ally of retired domestic security chief
Reuters, April 22, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/23/us-china-corruption-idUSKBN0NE08D20150423

Related:
Ex-senior Chinese official and ally of detained security tsar Zhou Yongkang goes on trial
South China Morning Post, April 23, 2015
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1774102/ex-chinese-party-official-and-ally-disgraced-security

China's graft-busters release list of 100 wanted fugitives in Operation Sky Net
South China Morning Post, April 23, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1773872/chinas-graft-busters-release-list-100-wanted-fugitives

Related:
China points to America in most-wanted list
Wall Street Journal, April 22, 2015
EN: http://www.wsj.com/articles/china-points-to-america-in-most-wanted-list-1429716105

China's anti-corruption drive: don't stop now
Caixin, April 22, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-04-22/100802665.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese cyber tool poses risks for Chinese firms
Voice of America, April 22, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-great-cannon-great-firewall-digital-censorship/2730340.html

Hong Kong (香港)

李卓人:如香港人接受假普選 將來無可能爭取真普選 (Pan-dem Lee Cheuk-yan: If HK people accept “fake universal suffrage,” now, there’s no chance for genuine universal suffrage in the future)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 23, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150423/news_20150423_55_1094320.htm

Related:
袁國強:通過政改方案不代表扼殺往後民主發展 (Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen: Passing political reform proposal will not eliminate future democratic development)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 23, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150423/news_20150423_55_1094303.htm

Hong Kong activists threaten new protests against “fake democracy”
The Telegraph, April 22, 2015
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11554226/Hong-Kong-activists-threaten-new-protests-against-fake-democracy.html

Hong Kong election: Plans to appoint chief executive are in “strict compliance” with instructions from China-and ignore democracy campaigners' demands
The Independent, April 22, 2015
http://ind.pn/1d0H1A9

港府民意戰首站陷混亂 林鄭對是否公佈未來行程有保留 (First engagement in HK government’s battle to win public opinion stirs unrest, Carrie Lam uncertain about announcing the upcoming schedule)
South China Morning Post, April 23, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/tc/hk-macau-tw/14ce40bef325e8f/gang-fu-min-yi-zhan-shou-zhan-xian-hun-luan-lin-zheng-dui-shi-fou-gong-bu-wei-lai-xing-cheng-you-bao-liu

理大生通過退出學聯 (PolyU students pass referendum to withdraw from Federation of Students)
Apple Daily, April 23, 2015
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/art/20150423/19122642

Related:
浸大學生會退聯公投傍晚結束 (Voting on HKBU referendum to withdraw from Federation of Students open until this evening)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 23, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150423/news_20150423_55_1094392.htm

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

China added to list of 10 most censored countries
Aljazeera, April 22, 2015
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/4/21/china-added-to-list-of-10-most-censored-countries.html

Related:
China, Myanmar, North Korea and Vietnam among 10 worst media censors
CPJ公布“十大新闻审查国家名单” 中国监禁记者最多
Radio Free Asia, April 21, 2015
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/press-freedom-04212015162105.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/jz-04202015105122.html

HRIC statement: Heavy Sentence for Gao Yu Exposes Hollowness of “Rule by Law” in China
中国人权声明:重判高瑜暴露中国“依法治国”的虚伪
Human Rights in China, April 17, 2015
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/statement/heavy-sentence-gao-yu-exposes-hollowness-rule-law-china
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/sheng-ming/zhong-pan-gao-yu-bao-lu-zhong-guo-yi-fa-zhi-guo-de-xu-wei

高瑜案的警示 (Gao Yu’s case as a warning to us)
Human Rights in China Biweekly, April 20, 2015
http://biweekly.hrichina.org/article/27396

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

This Chinese feminist wants to be the country’s first openly gay lawyer, and police harassment won’t stop her
The Washington Post, April 22, 2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/chinese-feminist-tells-of-ordeal-in-detention-vows-to-continue-advocacy/2015/04/21/00d0ffc6-ae95-4495-82a1-19e26c0b82a7_story.html

Related:
HRIC Law Note: Five detained women released on “guarantee pending further investigation”
中国人权法律备忘录:五位被拘女权活动人士取保候审
Human Rights in China, April 13, 2015
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/en/hric-law-note-five-detained-women-released-guarantee-pending-further-investigation
CH:http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-ren-quan-fa-lu-bei-wang-lu-wu-wei-bei-ju-nu-quan-huo-dong-ren-shi-qu-bao-hou-shen

Supporting women's rights in China
声援中国女权人士
Human Rights in China, April 20, 2015
EN: http://bit.ly/1Hd5v5D
CH: http://bit.ly/1DTr8Wy

Hong Kong (香港)

泛民離場抗議 斥政府要港人淪投票工具 (Pan-dems walk out of LegCo, denounce government for reducing HK people to voting tools)
Apple Daily, April 22, 2015
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/news/20150422/53659559

CE urges HK to seize chance for reforms
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 22, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150422/news_20150422_56_1093927.htm

Noisy protests outside Legislative Council
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 22, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150422/news_20150422_56_1093952.htm

Hong Kong faces election impasse
The Wall Street Journal, April 22, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/hong-kong-faces-election-impasse-1429689542

Hong Kong toes China line with reform package, vows no compromise
Reuters, April 22, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/22/us-hongkong-politics-reform-idUSKBN0ND06L20150422

劉卿稱方案令人心寒齒冷 重申民主黨不接受袋住先(Emily Lau says proposal is horrifying, reiterates Democratic Party’s refusal to compromise)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 22, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150422/news_20150422_55_1094000.htm

黃之鋒:學生及年青人呼籲議員否決8.31框架方案 (Joshua Wong: Students and young people call on lawmakers to reject proposal under “831 framework”)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 22, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150422/news_20150422_55_1094035.htm

官媒緊貼報道 內地網民:香港民主是次要的 (Chinese state media follows HK political reform development closely: Mainland Chinese netizen comments that democracy is of secondary importance to HK compared with protection of China’s political stability)
Apple Daily, April 22, 2015
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/china/20150422/53660501

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Chinese president applauds Pakistan's anti-terror efforts
The Hindu, April 21, 2015
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/south-asia/chinese-president-applauds-pakistans-antiterror-efforts/article7125877.ece

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

言论自由与国家安全决不能对立 (Freedom of expression and state security should not work against one another)
The Global Times, April 22, 2015
http://opinion.huanqiu.com/editorial/2015-04/6250826.html

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

法官流失严重 单独薪酬能否留住现代“包公”(China is rapidly losing judges, can a separate pay scale keep fair ones?)
China Law Translate, April 20, 2015
http://chinalawtranslate.com/en/casefilingissues/

SPC provisions on several questions regarding case registration and filing
China Law Translate, April 20, 2015
http://chinalawtranslate.com/en/casefilingissues/

Related:
Opinion on People's Courts implementation of reforms to the case filing registration system
关于人民法院推行立案登记制改革的意见
The Supreme People’s Court, April 15, 2015
EN: http://chinalawtranslate.com/en/casefiling/
CH: http://www.court.gov.cn/fabu-xiangqing-14152.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

10 Most Censored Countries
Committee to Protect Journalists, April 21, 2015
http://www.cpj.org/2015/04/10-most-censored-countries.php

This chart explains everything you need to know about Chinese internet censorship
Foreign Policy, April 20, 2015
https://foreignpolicy.com/2015/04/20/this-chart-explains-everything-you-need-to-know-about-chinese-internet-censorship/

Gao Yu's family under surveillance amid security clampdown in Beijing
Radio Free Asia, April 20, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-gaoyu-04202015131747.html

Related:
HRIC statement: Heavy Sentence for Gao Yu Exposes Hollowness of “Rule by Law” in China
中国人权声明:重判高瑜暴露中国“依法治国”的虚伪
Human Rights in China, April 17, 2015
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/statement/heavy-sentence-gao-yu-exposes-hollowness-rule-law-china
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/sheng-ming/zhong-pan-gao-yu-bao-lu-zhong-guo-yi-fa-zhi-guo-de-xu-wei

高瑜案的警示 (Gao Yu’s case as a warning to us)
Human Rights in China Biweekly, April 20, 2015
http://biweekly.hrichina.org/article/27396

China national security law to address “harmful moral standards”
Reuters, April 20, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/20/us-china-security-idUSKBN0NB0UU20150420

Related:
“维护国家网络空间主权”拟入法 (New draft legislation includes “protection of national cyber sovereignty”)
The Beijing Times, April 21, 2015
http://epaper.jinghua.cn/html/2015-04/21/content_191728.htm

US teacher deported after sending text messages critical of China’s Tibet policies
The Nanfang, April 21, 2015
https://thenanfang.com/us-teacher-deported-writing-text-message-critical-chinas-tibet-policies/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

我国拟放宽境外非政府组织在我境内设分支机构限制 (Draft law on Management of Foreign Non-Governmental Organizations gets second reading in legislature)
Xinhua, April 20, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2015-04/20/c_1115025351.htm

武嵘嵘的信:期待它日相聚时,畅谈人生,把酒言欢! (Wu Rongrong’s letter: Look forward to getting together to chat over drinks)
Boxun, April 21, 2015
http://www.peacehall.com/news/gb/china/2015/04/201504210018.shtml#.VTYOa9Kqqko

Related:
HRIC Law Note: Five detained women released on “guarantee pending further investigation”
中国人权法律备忘录:五位被拘女权活动人士取保候审
Human Rights in China, April 13, 2015
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/en/hric-law-note-five-detained-women-released-guarantee-pending-further-investigation
CH:http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-ren-quan-fa-lu-bei-wang-lu-wu-wei-bei-ju-nu-quan-huo-dong-ren-shi-qu-bao-hou-shen

Supporting women's rights in China
声援中国女权人士
Human Rights in China, April 20, 2015
EN: http://bit.ly/1Hd5v5D
CH: http://bit.ly/1DTr8Wy

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China tightens graft watch ahead of holiday
Xinhua, April 20, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-04/20/c_134167438.htm

Chinese state-run power company “sold jobs in return for millions of yuan”
South China Morning Post, April 21, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1772743/chinese-state-run-power-company-sold-jobs-return-millions-yuan

Hong Kong (香港)

港大副校改口不強制交流 校長卻稱豁免要原因 (HKU vice president retracts statement on compulsory mainland trips while president says exemptions “will be possible where justified”)
Apple Daily, April 21, 2015
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/news/20150421/53655189

Related:
HKU student trips to mainland will not be mandatory, says chief after apologising for “clumsy” remarks
South China Morning Post, April 21, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1772441/university-hong-kong-don-sorry-remarks-mainland

University of Hong Kong students say no to compulsory studies in mainland China in union poll
South China Morning Post, April 21, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1772292/university-hong-kong-students-say-no-compulsory-studies-mainland

China vice president says 2017 vote wish of most Hong Kong people
Reuters, April 20, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/20/us-china-hongkong-idUSKBN0NB10020150420

Related:
Government will try to win pan-dems’ support for reform “until last minute”, vows Carrie Lam
South China Morning Post, April 21, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1772698/hong-kong-government-will-try-win-pan-dems-support-reform

Counterterrorism (反恐)

中国军队派特种兵赴吉参加上合组织山地反恐联训 (China sends special forces to Kyrgyzstan to join SCO mountainous region counter-terrorism training)
China News, April 20, 2015
http://www.chinanews.com/mil/2015/04-20/7219490.shtml

Fighting terrorism remains priority
China Daily, April 21, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-04/21/content_20495354.htm

Monday, April 20, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Lawyers protest assault against female lawyer
China Digital Times, April 20, 2015
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/04/lawyers-protest-assault-female-lawyer/

Access to Information (信息公开)

Ching Cheong blasts arrest of Gao Yu
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 18, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150418/news_20150418_56_1092958.htm

Related:
HRIC statement: Heavy Sentence for Gao Yu Exposes Hollowness of “Rule by Law” in China
中国人权声明:重判高瑜暴露中国“依法治国”的虚伪
Human Rights in China, April 17, 2015
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/statement/heavy-sentence-gao-yu-exposes-hollowness-rule-law-china
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/sheng-ming/zhong-pan-gao-yu-bao-lu-zhong-guo-yi-fa-zhi-guo-de-xu-wei

高瑜案的警示 (Gao Yu’s case as a warning to us)
Human Rights in China Biweekly, April 20, 2015
http://biweekly.hrichina.org/article/27396

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese activist more determined after lockup
Associated Press, April 20, 2015
http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/cae69a7523db45408eeb2b3a98c0c9c5/Article_2015-04-19-AS--China-Woman%20Activist/id-22dc405e7a684052a7b26213bb6b8573

Related:
China's feminist five: “This is the worst crackdown on lawyers, activists and scholars in decades”
The Guardian, April 17, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/apr/17/chinas-feminist-five-this-is-the-worst-crackdown-on-lawyers-activists-and-scholars-in-decades

女权五女之~大兔泪目:这一次,你们比我更坚强勇敢 (“The Feminist Five”’s Datu in tears: This time, you all are stronger, braver than I)
Boxun, April 20, 2015
http://boxun.com/news/gb/china/2015/04/201504201804.shtml

HRIC Law Note: Five detained women released on “guarantee pending further investigation”
中国人权法律备忘录:五位被拘女权活动人士取保候审
Human Rights in China, April 13, 2015
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/en/hric-law-note-five-detained-women-released-guarantee-pending-further-investigation
CH:http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-ren-quan-fa-lu-bei-wang-lu-wu-wei-bei-ju-nu-quan-huo-dong-ren-shi-qu-bao-hou-shen

Supporting women's rights in China
声援中国女权人士
Human Rights in China, April 16, 2015
EN: http://bit.ly/1Hd5v5D
CH: http://bit.ly/1DTr8Wy

NGOs stepping up efforts to help migrant workers in China
Channel News Asia, April 20, 2015
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/ngos-stepping-up-efforts/1794868.html

Government Accountability, (政府问责)

Top Zhou aide indicted for graft
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 18, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150418/news_20150418_56_1092957.htm

China says using young, educated anti-graft officials as “fox hunters”
Reuters, April 18, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/18/us-china-corruption-idUSKBN0N909U20150418

Hong Kong (香港)

Pan-democrats plan rival political reform campaign
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 20, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150420/news_20150420_56_1093250.htm

Related:
Government to promote reform proposal to public
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 19, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150419/news_20150419_56_1093167.htm

Beijing will never keep its vow, says Alan Leong
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 17, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150417/news_20150417_56_1092856.htm

HK justice department accused of dragging feet on police brutality complaints
Channel News Asia, April 17, 2015
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/hk-justice-department/1790566.html

Scholarism questions motive behind arrests
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 17, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150417/news_20150417_56_1092891.htm

Uni review urged over “meddling”
The Standard, April 20, 2015
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp

University of Hong Kong plan to enforce student visits to mainland China sends ripples across campus
South China Morning Post, April 18, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1769303/hku-make-mainland-china-experience-compulsory

Counterterrorism (反恐)

China kills 2 alleged terror suspects near Vietnam border
The Hindu, April 17, 2015
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/south-asia/china-kills-2-alleged-terror-suspects-near-vietnam-border/article7113815.ece

Friday, April 17, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

China jails journalist over leaked “state secrets”
高瑜涉「為境外非法提供國家秘密罪」被判七年
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 17, 2015
EN: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-32346382
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/04/150417_china_gaoyu_sentence

Related:
HRIC statement: Heavy Sentence for Gao Yu Exposes Hollowness of “Rule by Law” in China
中国人权声明:重判高瑜暴露中国“依法治国”的虚伪
Human Rights in China, April 17, 2015
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/statement/heavy-sentence-gao-yu-exposes-hollowness-rule-law-china
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/sheng-ming/zhong-pan-gao-yu-bao-lu-zhong-guo-yi-fa-zhi-guo-de-xu-wei

外國記者會認為高瑜案判刑無根據 (The Foreign Correspondents' Club HK finds no basis for Gao Yu’s conviction)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 17, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150417/news_20150417_55_1092845.htm

Human Rights Commissioner Strässer on conviction of Chinese journalist Gao Yu
Federal Foreign Office (Germany), April 17, 2015
http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/EN/Infoservice/Presse/Meldungen/2015/150417_MRHH-GaoYu.html

江苏盐城千万富翁拍城管打人遭群殴 照片被删除 (Multimillionaire from Yancheng, Jiangsu beaten by a group of urban management officers for having photographed them attacking citizens, posted photos deleted)
Legal Daily, April 17, 2015
http://www.onmoon.com/chs/2015/04/17/830332.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Graft, front and center
News China, May, 2015
http://www.newschinamag.com/magazine/graft-front-and-center#id:2217#date:16:29

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese tech center denies U.S. allegations over supercomputer use
Wall Street Journal, April 16, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/chinese-tech-center-denies-u-s-allegations-over-supercomputer-use-1429195553?tesla=y

Hong Kong (香港)

Scholarism warns pan-dems against wavering
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 17, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150417/news_20150417_56_1092680.htm

Scholarism student arrested
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 17, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150417/news_20150417_56_1092685.htm

Hong Kong protester “beaten by police” demands attackers be charged
The Guardian, April 17, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/17/hong-kong-protester-ken-tsang-pro-democracy

Hongkongers rejoice at curbs on mainland visitors
Financial Times, April 17, 2015
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/7446b6d6-e4b0-11e4-9039-00144feab7de.html

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Appeals to be heard in more timely manner
China Daily, April 16, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-04/16/content_20446493.htm

Courts to accept more cases, more quickly
Global Times, April 16, 2015
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/917092.shtml

Related:
关于人民法院推行立案登记制改革的意见 (Opinion Concerning People’s Court’s Implementation of Case Filing Registration System Reform)
The Supreme People’s Court, April 15, 2015
http://www.court.gov.cn/fabu-xiangqing-14152.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Update–Good or bad? Five Chinese female activists released on “bail”
China Law and Policy, April 14, 2015
http://chinalawandpolicy.com/

Pushing back against the authorities in China “according to the law”
支持者称女权五女应获得国家赔偿
The New York Times, April 16, 2015
EN: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20150416/c16authorities/en-us/
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20150416/c16authorities/

Related:
Supporting Women's Rights in China
Human Rights in China, April 9, 2015
EN: http://bit.ly/1Hd5v5D
CH: http://bit.ly/1DTr8Wy

Most recent page update:
Since being released from detention, Li Tingting has been closely monitored: police drive-by her home every fifteen minutes, and her mobile phone is not functioning normally. A close friend, Xiao La, attempted to visit Li TIngting and has not been heard from since.
据网友在推特上发布的消息,获释后的女权五姐妹受到警方严密监控,15日,李婷婷的密友小辣前去探望李婷婷,此后失去联系。该报道说,李婷婷的家门口每15分钟就会有一辆自行车巡逻经过,而且其手机无法正常使用。

Related:
HRIC Law Note: Five detained women released on “guarantee pending further investigation”
中国人权法律备忘录:五位被拘女权活动人士取保候审
Human Rights in China, April 13, 2015
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/en/hric-law-note-five-detained-women-released-guarantee-pending-further-investigation
CH:http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-ren-quan-fa-lu-bei-wang-lu-wu-wei-bei-ju-nu-quan-huo-dong-ren-shi-qu-bao-hou-shen

Police detain “at least 10” in clashes with pollution protesters in China's Guangdong
Radio Free Asia, April 15, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/clashes-04152015102825.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Two-thirds of Hong Kong's Chinese history teachers opposed to curriculum revision
South China Morning Post, April 16, 2105
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1767160/two-thirds-chinese-history-teachers-opposed

Related:
「中國歷史科問卷調查」結果 (Chinese history curriculum survey: results)
Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union, April 15, 2015
EN: https://www.hkptu.org/11516

Role of Hong Kong judiciary under debate in reform row
South China Morning Post, April 16, 2105
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1767156/role-hong-kong-judiciary-under-debate-reform-row

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

女律师:在北京通州法院遭法官法警连续殴打 (Female lawyer: Suffered repeated beatings by court officials and court police in Tongzhou, Beijing)
Xinhua, April 14, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2015-04/14/c_127685952.htm

China details judicial, social reform measures to effectively advance rule of law
Xinhua, April 14, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-04/13/c_134147438.htm

China calls on Dalai Lama to “put aside illusions” about talks
Reuters, April 14, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/15/us-china-tibet-idUSKBN0N608720150415

Access to Information (信息公开)

China to strengthen ideological education at grassroots
Xinhua, April 14, 2015
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/916804.shtml

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Despite release, feminists’ case shows China’s hostility toward civic action
The New York Times, April 14, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/15/world/asia/out-of-beijing-jail-chinese-women-activists-still-under-eye-of-the-police.html

Related:
HRIC Law Note: Five detained women released on “guarantee pending further investigation”
中国人权法律备忘录:五位被拘女权活动人士取保候审
Human Rights in China, April 13, 2015
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/en/hric-law-note-five-detained-women-released-guarantee-pending-further-investigation
CH:http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-ren-quan-fa-lu-bei-wang-lu-wu-wei-bei-ju-nu-quan-huo-dong-ren-shi-qu-bao-hou-shen

Supporting women's rights in China
Human Rights in China, April 14, 2015
EN: http://bit.ly/1Hd5v5D
CH: http://bit.ly/1DTr8Wy

“Beijing Five” feminist activists still face charges after release from prison
Vice News, April 15, 2015
https://news.vice.com/article/beijing-five-feminist-activists-still-face-charges-after-release-from-prison

China accuses prominent NGO of “breaking the law”
Reuters, April 11, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/14/us-china-rights-ngo-idUSKBN0N50MA20150414

Related:
China threatens human rights group linked to detained feminists
The Guardian, April 14, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/14/china-threatens-ngo-which-pushed-for-feminists-release

China targets rights group Yirenping after activists' release
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 15, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-32313650

Response to China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs accusation against Yirenping
China Change, April 14, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/04/15/response-to-chinas-ministry-of-foreign-affairs-accusation-against-yirenping/

Public to have more environmental input
China Daily, April 15, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-04/15/content_20436720.htm

Government Accountability, (政府问责)

Anti-corruption agency welcomes whistleblowing
Xinhua, April 14, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-04/14/c_134150079.htm

Related:
巡视将“剑指问题不讲情面” (Investigators will be “focused on problems, not sentiments)
Legal Daily, April 14, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150414/Articel04003GN.htm

Police chief took 2.76m yuan in bribes
China Daily, April 14, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-04/14/content_20434350.htm

China imposes greater fines for environmental violations in 2014
Xinhua, April 14, 2015
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/national/China-imposes-greater-fines-for-environmental-violations-in-2014/shdaily.shtml

ICTs and Human Rights, (信息技术与人权)

Chinese hackers “have been spying on Asian governments for a decade”
The Telegraph, April 13, 2015
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet-security/11532477/China-accused-of-decade-long-cyber-espionage-campaign-in-Asia.html

Blog post on new public security document by CCCPC and State Council
China Law Translate, April 14, 2015
http://chinalawtranslate.com/blog-post-on-new-public-security-document/

Hong Kong (香港)

Basic Law clear on universal suffrage, says top Beijing official in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, April 15, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1766844/basic-law-clear-universal-suffrage-says-top-beijing-official

Upbeat CY Leung “confident” Hongkongers and Legco will back political reform proposal
South China Morning Post, April 14, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1766097/cy-leung-confident-hongkongers-will-back-political-reform

Hong Kong police commissioner sued for HK$2m over protest assault claims
South China Morning Post, April 15, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1766539/hong-kong-police-commissioner-sued-hk2m-over-protest-assault-claims

China urges U.S. not to interfere in Hong Kong affairs
Xinhua, April 14, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-04/14/c_134150419.htm

Counterterrorism (反恐)

China ready for SCO cooperation on law enforcement security
Xinhua, April 15, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-04/15/c_134150903.htm

China orders authorities to strengthen security in the wake of attacks blamed on Uygur militants
South China Morning Post, April 14, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1766100/china-orders-authorities-strengthen-security-wake-attacks-blamed

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese journalist to receive verdict Friday on charges of revealing state secrets
The New York Times, April 13, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/14/world/asia/chinese-journalist-to-receive-verdict-friday-on-charges-of-revealing-state-secrets.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

释放女权五姐妹:维护大国声誉与形象?(Will the release of the 5 feminists help to restore China’s reputation and image?)
Deutsche Welle, April 14, 2015
http://www.dw.de/释放女权五姐妹维护大国声誉与形象/a-18379907

Chinese police release feminist activists
The Guardian, April 13, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/13/chinese-police-free-three-of-five-feminist-activists

Related:
HRIC Law Note: Five detained women released on “guarantee pending further investigation”
Human Rights in China, April 13, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/hric-law-note-five-detained-women-released-guarantee-pending-further-investigation

Supporting women's rights in China
Human Rights in China, April 13, 2015
EN: http://bit.ly/1Hd5v5D
CH: http://bit.ly/1DTr8Wy

Five Chinese feminists released, conditions attached: Lawyer
Radio Free Asia, April 13, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/feminists-04132015120909.html

Released Chinese feminists: Out of jail but not free
CNN, April 14, 2015
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/14/asia/china-feminists-release-jiang/

Tibetan monk detained, released pending trial
Radio Free Asia, April 13, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/pending-04132015163314.html

Government Accountability, (政府问责)

Polluting regions summoned for talks
China Daily, April 14, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-04/14/content_20427409.htm

Related:
China to surpass U.S. as top cause of modern global warming
Reuters, April 13, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/13/us-climatechange-china-idUSKBN0N411H20150413

Hong Kong (香港)

Shenzhen cap of weekly cross-border trips greeted with caution in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, April 13, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1765843/shenzhen-cap-weekly-cross-border-trips-greeted-caution-hong-kong

Related:
中国限制深圳居民赴香港频次
China Limits neighbors’ visits to Hong Kong after smuggling complaint
The New York Times, April 14, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20150414/c14visas/dual/

What are China's Shenzhen shoppers buying in Hong Kong?
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 13, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-32283440

Dissident Hong Kong Democrat Nelson Wong quitting central committee “to protect the party”
South China Morning Post, April 14, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1765880/dissident-hong-kong-democrat-nelson-wong-quitting-central

Call for Xi Jinping to abide by Deng Xiaoping's blueprint for “one country, two systems”
South China Morning Post, April 14, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1765730/call-xi-jinping-abide-deng-xiaopings-blueprint-one-country-two

Counterterrorism (反恐)

China to intensify terror fight, enhance video security monitoring
Xinhua, April 13, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-04/13/c_134147748.htm

Related:
China to strengthen surveillance, security in anti-terror push
Reuters, April 13, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/14/us-china-security-idUSKBN0N507C20150414

Monday, April 13, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China unveils roadmap to judicial, social reform
进一步深化司法体制和社会体制改革
Beijing Review, April 10, 2015
EN: http://www.bjreview.com.cn/se/txt/2015-04/10/content_682505.htm
CH: http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150410/Articel01004GN.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

Wanted: Ten million Chinese students to “civilize” the Internet
The Washington Post, April 10, 2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2015/04/10/wanted-ten-million-chinese-students-to-civilize-the-internet/

China orders news website to “improve censorship”
The Telegraph, April 12, 2015
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11530633/China-orders-news-website-to-improve-censorship.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

中国5名被拘女权人士其中3人已获释 (China releases five of the women's rights activists on bail)
Voice of America, April 11, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/women-rights-activists-await-formal-arrest-in-china/2715368.html

Related:

China releases three detained feminist activists
Agence France-Presse, April 11, 2015
https://ph.news.yahoo.com/china-releases-three-detained-feminist-activists-115329644.html

"女权五女"中三人获释 (Lawyer Liang Xiaojun explains conditions of released for the three women’s rights activists)
Deutshe Welle, April 13, 2015
http://dw.de/p/1F73Z

“Support them, not silence them,” Kerry tells China over 5 detained feminists
Cable News Network, April 11, 2015
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/11/china/china-kerry-women-activists/

Parents of detained Chinese feminists make last-minute plea for release
South China Morning Post, April 13, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1765009/parents-detained-chinese-feminists-make-last-minute-plea-release

香港多个团体促大陆释放五女权人士 (Multiple Hong Kong groups call for release of five Chinese women’s rights activists)
Radio Free Asia, April 11, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/hk-feminism-04112015102454.html

The Beijing Five: Calls grow for release of Chinese feminists held without charge
Vice News, April 10, 2015
https://news.vice.com/article/the-beijing-five-calls-grow-for-release-of-chinese-feminists-held-without-charge

Supporting Women's Rights in China
Human Rights in China, April 13, 2015
EN: http://bit.ly/1Hd5v5D
CH: http://bit.ly/1DTr8Wy

Police in China's Guangdong widen crackdown on activists, netizens
Radio Free Asia, April 10, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/guangdong-police-widen-crackdown-on-netizens-04102015112959.html

Hundreds protest against pollution from south China coal plant
Reuters, April 12, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/12/us-china-environment-protest-idUSKBN0N30BK20150412