Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China’s ailing prisoners
Wall Street Journal, June 30, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-ailing-prisoners-1435595053

Chinese lawyers worry new rules will limit clients’ defenses
The New York Times, June 30, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/06/30/chinese-lawyers-worry-new-rules-will-limit-clients-defenses/

中国女囚猛增 为人母杀人更是占了一半 (China’s population of women prisoners rapidly increases, mothers who kill account for half)
Gucheng.com, June 30, 2015
http://finance.gucheng.com/201506/3060186.shtml

Access to Information (信息公开)

Who are the 5.5 million Facebook fans of Chinese state newspaper People's Daily?
Global Voices, June 29, 2015
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2015/06/29/who-are-the-5-5-million-facebook-fans-of-chinese-state-newspaper-peoples-daily/

Detentions highlight clampdown on China's citizen journalists
Radio Free Asia, June 29, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/detentions-highlight-clampdown-on-chinas-citizen-journalists-06292015103719.html

Related:
“无国界记者”谴责中国滥捕多名"六四天网”公民记者 (Reporters Without Borders condemns China for abusive arrest of several 64 Tianwang citizen journalists)
Radio Free Asia, June 29, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/xl2-06292015101421.html

64Tianwang Website
64Tianwang, as at June 30, 2015
http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2013/feb/09/blogging-slow-revolution-interview-huang-qi/

Blogging the slow-motion revolution: An Interview with China’s Huang Qi
New York Review of Books, February 9, 2013
http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2013/feb/09/blogging-slow-revolution-interview-huang-qi/

Censorship in China: An ordinary tragedy
The Diplomat, June 29, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/06/censorship-in-china-an-ordinary-tragedy/

危言耸听 散布谣言行拘5日 (Internet user administratively detained for 5 days for “disseminating rumors”)
Legal Daily, June 30, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150630/Articel05014GN.htm

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

基督教爱心救助机构,四年多帮助几百人,面临强行解散!(Christian aid agency faces forced shutdown after helping hundreds in past 4 years)
WeChat (基督教关爱中心), June 30, 2015
https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s?__biz=MzA5ODI0MDg4MQ==&mid=207448256&idx=1&sn=e9dceb3d17c778eb1ea4c6c6e55e74e7&scene=5#rd

Shanghai protesters fear chemical plant plan still on, despite government claims
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1829335/shanghai-protesters-fear-chemical-plant-plan-still-despite

Related:
Armed police move in against Chinese anti-plant protesters
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 29, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-33308420

上海金山居民持续一周“散步”抗议PX项目 (Shanghai Jinshan citizens continuously “take a walk” for 1 week to protest PX project)
Deutsche Welle, June 29, 2015
http://www.dw.com/zh/上海金山居民持续一周散步抗议px项目/a-18549781

A man’s fight against gay conversion clinics in China
China Digital Times, June 29, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/06/a-mans-fight-against-gay-conversion-clinics-in-china/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

李克強:今天將公布中國減排目標 (Li Keqiang: China to announce emissions target today)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 30, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/06/150630_china_climate_change

China says thousands arrested suspected of environmental crimes
Reuters, June 29, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/29/us-china-environment-idUSKCN0P91DH20150629

Related:
中国去年逮捕数千名环境犯罪嫌疑人 (China arrested thousands of environmental crime suspects last year)
Deutsche Welle, June 29, 2015
http://www.dw.com/zh/中国去年逮捕数千名环境犯罪嫌疑人/a-18549670

严打数据作假等违法行为 (China cracks down on statistics fraud and other illegal activities)
Legal Daily, June 30, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150630/Articel03016GN.htm

China’s Communist Party enlists a million new members
South China Morning Post, June 30, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1829407/chinas-communist-party-enlists-million-new-members

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Online activist in police sights
The Standard, June 30, 2015
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=10&art_id=158540&sid=44753123&con_type=1&d_str=20150630

Hong Kong (香港)

Forget political reform and move on, top Beijing official tells Hongkongers
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1829147/forget-political-reform-and-move-top-beijing-official-tells

Related:
张晓明今后不谈政改惟“收声”前不忘抨击泛民一番 (Top Beijing representative in HK Zhang Xiaoming condemns pan-dems, vows to stay silent on political reform )
Radio France Internationale, June 30, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150630-张晓明今后不谈政改惟“收声”前不忘抨击泛民一番/

Hong Kong legislature president Jasper Tsang apologises over WhatsApp message scandal
South China Morning Post, June 30, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1829265/hong-kong-legislature-president-jasper-tsang-apologises-over

3,000 police officers to be deployed at July 1 pro-democracy march after Mong Kok clashes
South China Morning Post, June 30, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1829336/police-guard-after-mong-kok-mayhem

Fear is unbearable, says activist attacked with Joshua Wong
Hong Kong Free Press, June 30, 2015
http://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/06/30/fear-is-unbearable-says-activist-attacked-with-joshua-wong/

CY Leung dismisses call to restart reform debate
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 30, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150630/news_20150630_56_1111799.htm

曾俊华获“习握手”似足当年董建华获“江握手”惹揣测 (Financial Secretary John Tsang’s handshake with Xi Jinping reminiscent of Tung Chee Hwa’s handshake with Jiang Zemin, raises speculations)
Radio France Internationale, June 30, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150630-曾俊华获“习握手”似足当年董建华获“江握手”惹揣测/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Is China returning to one-man rule?
The Diplomat, June 29, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/06/is-china-returning-to-one-man-rule/

Beijing leaves no room for Hong Kong's moderate voices on political reform
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1829115/beijing-leaves-no-room-hong-kongs-moderate-voices-political

Hong Kong must beware spread of radical “localism”
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1829029/hong-kong-must-beware-spread-radical-localism

滕彪:评《境外非政府组织管理法》和《国家安全法》草案 (Teng Biao: Commentary on Foreign NGO and National Security draft laws
Independent Chinese PEN Center, June 30, 2015
http://www.chinesepen.org/blog/archives/30247

Monday, June 29, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Report claims victory for information controls in China
China Media Project, June 29, 2015
http://cmp.hku.hk/2015/06/29/39071/

Related:
2014年中国移动舆论场舆情发展报告 (China Mobile Ltd Public Opinion Development Report 2014)
People’s Daily, June 25, 2015
http://yuqing.people.com.cn/n/2015/0625/c209043-27204982.html

Experts praise control of Yangtze tragedy
China Media Project, June 26, 2015
http://cmp.hku.hk/2015/06/26/39055/

人民日报:“占中” 、伊斯兰国皆关美国输出民主 (People’s Daily: “Occupy Central” and Islamic State related to U.S. exporting of democracy)
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/14e3d3989f49c48/ren-min-ri-bao-zhan-zhong-yi-si-lan-guo-jie-guan-mei-guo-shu-chu-min-zhu

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

What would Confucius say? Chinese internet users debate gay marriage after historic US ruling
South China Morning Post, June 28, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1829022/what-would-confucius-say-chinese-internet-users-debate-gay

In China, Walmart is unionized, but workers have no power on the job
In These Times, June 25, 2015
http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/18116/china_yellow_unions

”Super Vulgar Butcher”, Chinese activist, may face subversion charge
South China Morning Post, June 28, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1829026/super-vulgar-butcher-chinese-activist-may-face-subversion-charge

No sign of early end to Shanghai protest over planned PX plant
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/plant-06262015133144.html

Nine injured in clashes between police and Hui Muslims in China's Yinchuan
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/clashes-06262015110040.html

广州活动人士倡议反对就业歧视 (Guangzhou activists protest employment discrimination)
Voice of America, June 29, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/guangzhou-protest-20150628/2840398.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Tales of torture: time spent in Chinese police custody leaves victims permanently scarred
South China Morning Post, June 27, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1827308/tales-torture-time-spent-chinese-police-custody-leaves-victims

Case highlight for 2015 UN International Day in support of victims of torture
Human Rights in China, June 26, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-highlight-2015-un-international-day-support-victims-torture

Senior Uygur official in China's restive Xinjiang province investigated for graft
South China Morning Post, June 28, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1829024/senior-uygur-official-chinas-restive-xinjiang-province-investigated-graft

Top leadership studies anticorruption ahead of CPC anniversary
China Daily, June 27, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-06/27/content_21121822.htm

Slacking Chinese officials to face demotion or dismissal
Reuters, June 27, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/27/us-china-corruption-demotion-idUSKBN0P706K20150627

China’s largest smartphone maker Xiaomi sets up Communist Party committee
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1828191/chinas-largest-smartphone-maker-xiaomi-sets-communist

Chinese mayor sacked after official dies from alcohol poisoning
Sydney Morning Herald, June 28, 2015
http://www.smh.com.au/world/chinese-mayor-sacked-after-official-dies-from-alcohol-poisoning-20150628-ghznsm.html

美批中国人权,中国反指美国人权纪录差 (China responds to U.S. human rights accusations, criticizes its poor record)
Voice of America, June 29, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/human-right-critic-20150626/2838744.html

Hong Kong (香港)

黃之鋒錢詩文遇襲案暫未有人被捕 (Scholarism convener Joshua Wong and girlfriend attacked, no suspect arrested yet)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 29, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150629/news_20150629_55_1111521.htm

Related:
教協譴責暴力襲擊黃之鋒事件 (HK Professional Teachers’ Union condemns violent attack on Joshua Wong)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 29, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150629/news_20150629_55_1111492.htm

Same-sex marriage “an inescapable issue” in Hong Kong, says head of equality watchdog
South China Morning Post, June 28, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1828134/same-sex-marriage-inescapable-issue-hong-kong-says-head-equality

Clashes, arrests at Putonghua protest
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 29, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150629/news_20150629_56_1111392.htm

Related:
Pepper spray in protests against singing “aunties”
Hong Kong Free Press, June 29, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/06/29/localists-pepper-sprayed-and-arrested-in-clashes-with-pro-china-groups-and-singing-aunts/

反“大媽唱紅歌團” 港兩派示威者旺角衝突5人被捕 (Five people arrested in clashes between pro-localist and pro-China groups over “singing aunties”)
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/tc/hk-macau-tw/14e3d16b702bce7/fan-da-ma-chang-hong-ge-tuan-gang-liang-pai-shi-wei-zhe-wang-jiao-chong-tu-5-ren-bei-bu

Leaked messages “will bring Beijing response'”
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 29, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150629/news_20150629_56_1111387.htm

香港“伞运”首个“七一”游行详情公布 要求修改《基本法》预计10万人参与 (Hong Kong’s July 1 march: organizer demands revision of Basic law and expects 100,000 participants)
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/xl2-06262015100021.html

Counterterrorism (反恐)

天津航空联合多家单位举办反恐演练 (Tianjin Airlines holds joint counter-terrorism exercises with other work units)
Yangtze Online, June 26, 2015
http://news.cnair.com/c/201506/63176.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

After the veto: Umbrella Movement 2.0?
Hong Kong Free Press, June 29, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/06/29/after-the-veto-umbrella-movement-2-0/

An insider’s guide to better eating in Chinese detention centers
听女权人士细数中国看守所里的“美食”
The New York Times, June 26, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20150629/c29sino-detention/dual/

Yang Lian: “Poetry is extremely important in China”
Deustche Welle, June 26, 2015
http://www.dw.com/en/yang-lian-poetry-is-extremely-important-in-china/a-18542987

I won Miss World Canada. But my work puts my father at risk in China.
The Washington Post, June 26, 2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/why-i-cant-talk-to-my-father-in-china/2015/06/26/296e856e-19f1-11e5-ab92-c75ae6ab94b5_story.html

「违法怀孕」是国际笑话 (“Illegal pregnancy” becomes international joke)
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/14e3cbcf332b266/wei-fa-huai-yun-shi-guo-ji-xiao-hua

Friday, June 26, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China lawmakers enthusiastic about Constitution pledge
China Daily, June 25, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-06/25/content_21105612.htm

Related:
国家主席、总理就职时拟向宪法宣誓 (President and premier may need to pledge allegiance to the Constitution when assuming office)
Beijing News, June 25, 2015
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2015/06/25/368235.html

Provinces continue to separate leadership of police, law committees
Caixin, June 25, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-06-25/100822321.html

Procuratorate public interest litigation pilot sites
China Law Translate, June 25, 2015
http://chinalawtranslate.com/en/procuratorate-public-interest-litigation-pilot-sites/

中国刑法修正案新草案提出收买被拐儿童一律被追刑责 (New criminal law draft proposes to prosecute traffickers of abducted children)
Deutsche Welle, June 25, 2015
http://www.dw.com/zh/中国刑法修正案新草案提出收买被拐儿童一律被追刑责/a-18540066

Why is China's female prison population growing?
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 25, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-33268611

China: Protect lawyers from beatings and harassment
Human Rights Watch, June 25, 2015
http://www.hrw.org/news/2015/06/25/china-protect-lawyers-beatings-and-harassment

Access to Information (信息公开)

The danger of China's cultural protectionism
The Diplomat, June 26, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/06/the-danger-of-chinas-cultural-protectionism/

上海逾千人連續數天上街反PX廠 對照香港佔中 斥政府封鎖消息 (Over 1,000 Shanghainese protest PX factory for days, blame government for news blackout as in HK’s Umbrella Movement)
The Stand News, June 26, 2015
https://thestandnews.com/china/上海逾千人連續數天上街反px廠-對照香港佔中-斥政府封鎖消息/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China slaps travel ban on nuclear researcher-turned-poet activist
Radio Free Asia, June 25, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/ban-06252015103657.html

生活无保障 上千退伍老兵上京维权 (Without livelihood protection, around 1,000 veterans petition Beijing)
Deutsche Welle, June 25, 2015
http://www.dw.com/zh/生活无保障-上千退伍老兵上京维权/a-18540268

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese sports official, national Olympic committee member, under investigation for alleged corruption
South China Morning Post, June 25, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1826380/chinese-sports-official-national-olympic-committee-member-under

Former top Tibet security official probed for graft
Channel NewsAsia, June 26, 2016
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/former-top-tibet-security/1941804.html

Repression of rights activists “routine” in China, says U.S. State Department report
South China Morning Post, June 25, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1826698/repression-rights-activists-routine-china-says-us-state

Related:
美國人權報告指中國壓制維權人士及少數族裔 (U.S. human rights report criticizes China’s repression of rights activists and ethnic minorities)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 26, 2016
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150626/news_20150626_55_1110750.htm

China (Includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau) 2014 Human Rights Report
U.S. Department of State, June 25, 2015
http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/236644.pdf

China issues report on US human rights
China Daily, June 25, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-06/26/content_21110503.htm

US, China exchange criticisms on human rights
Voice of America, June 25, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/us-china-exchange-criticisms-on-human-rights/2837989.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

U.S. intelligence chief: China top suspect in government agency hacks
Reuters, June 26, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/26/us-cybersecurity-usa-china-idUSKBN0P525G20150626

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong pro-establishment lawmakers get tea and sympathy from Beijing's top man after botched walkout
South China Morning Post, June 26, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1826676/hong-kongs-embattled-pro-establishment-lawmakers-get-tea-and

Five July 1 rally groups denied licences for fund-raising on street
South China Morning Post, June 26, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1826576/five-july-1-rally-groups-denied-licences-fund-raising-street

With Beijing’s voting plan dead, Hong Kong looks for way forward
The New York Times, June 25, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/26/world/asia/with-beijings-voting-plan-dead-hong-kong-looks-for-way-forward.html

Leaked messages reveal behind-the-scenes maneuvers during Hong Kong election vote
The New York Times, June 25, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/06/25/leaked-messages-reveal-behind-the-scenes-maneuvers-during-hong-kong-election-vote/

Related:
New leaks show split among lawmakers over walkout
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 26, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150626/news_20150626_56_1110861.htm

香港立法會主席曾鈺成拒因短信醜聞辭職 (LegCo President Jasper Tsang refuses to resign because of texting scandal)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 25, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/06/150625_china_hongkong_tsang

美國人權報告:香港新聞自由受威脅 (U.S. human rights report: Hong Kong press freedom is under threat)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 26, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/06/150626_hongkong_report

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Where is China headed?
East Asia Forum, June 25, 2015
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2015/06/25/where-is-china-headed/

The tracks of their tears: Both sides of Hong Kong’s political divide should rue the impasse on democratic reform
The Economist, June 25, 2015
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21656217-both-sides-hong-kongs-political-divide-should-rue-impasse-democratic-reform-tracks

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China may increase penalties for illegal cults to life in prison
Reuters, June 25, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/25/us-china-lawmaking-cults-idUSKBN0P509P20150625

Access to Information (信息公开)

Shine light on draft judicial interpretation on “twisting the law in arbitration”!
Supreme People’s Court Monitor, June 24, 2015
http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/2015/06/24/shine-light-on-draft-judicial-interpretation-on-twisting-the-law-in-arbitration/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

State Council invites public to help review its policies
Caixin, June 24, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-06-24/100821955.html

上海金山市民遊行反對化工PX項目 (Shanghai Jinshan citizens march to protest PX industrial project)
British Broadcasting Coporation, June 24, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/06/150624_shanghai_chemicalplant

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China co-sponsors discussion on gender equality at UN human rights session
Shanghai Daily, June 25, 2015
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=289332

Second woman PLA major general under corruption investigation
South China Morning Post, June 25, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1826237/second-woman-pla-major-general-under-corruption

中國國家體育總局副局長肖天被調查 (Deputy director of China's State General Administration of Sports Xiao Tian to be investigated)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 25, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/06/150625_china_corruption_sports_official

China says getting good global cooperation on graft fight
Reuters, June 25, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/25/us-china-corruption-idUSKBN0P50AB20150625

加大纪律审查力度、遏制腐败蔓延势头之五: 审查纪律就是政治纪律 (Strengthen disciplinary inspection efforts, check the momentum of corruption's spread: discipline inspection is political discipline)
Central Commission for Discipline Inspection Department, June 24, 2015
http://csr.mos.gov.cn/content/2015-06/23/content_9372.htm

Related:
把握好“树木与森林”的关系 (Grasping the relationship between “trees and forests”)
Central Commission for Discipline Inspection Department, June 24, 2015
http://www.ccdi.gov.cn/xsjw/series8/201506/t20150614_57796.html

Children of migrant parents left alone to die
Caixin, June 24, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-06-24/100821862.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China mulls cyber security law
Xinhua, June 24, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-06/24/c_134352934.htm

Related:
我国拟制定网络安全法维护网络主权国家安全 (China to create cyber security law to protect Internet sovereignty and state security)
National People’s Congress, June 25, 2015
http://www.npc.gov.cn/npc/cwhhy/12jcwh/2015-06/25/content_1939421.htm

U.S. slams Chinese “government-sponsored” cyber attacks
Voice of America, June 24, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/us-slams-chinese-government-sponsored-cyber-attacks/2834990.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong's legislature went off script, and the pro-Beijing establishment is not happy
Global Voices, June 24, 2015
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2015/06/24/hong-kong-legislature-veto-electoral-reform-one-country-two-systems/

Hong Kong lawmaker Lau Wong-fat denies he's quitting Legislative Council
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1826304/hong-kong-lawmaker-lau-wong-fat-denies-hes-quitting

Hong Kong lawmaker Regina Ip to call for unity of pro-government camp during liaison office meeting
South China Morning Post, June 25, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1826192/hong-kong-lawmaker-regina-ip-call-unity-pro-government-camp

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Deadly clash between police and ethnic Uighurs reported in Xinjiang region of China
The New York Times, June 24, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/25/world/asia/deadly-clash-between-police-and-ethnic-uighurs-reported-in-xinjiang-region-of-china.html

Related:
新疆公路檢查站襲擊致「18人喪生」 (Eighteen people killed in attack at Xinjiang road checkpoint)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 24, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/06/150624_xinjiang_attack

Chinese authorities urge “close watch” on Muslim Uyghurs during Ramadan
Radio Free Asia, June 24, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/ramadan-06242015084626.html

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China: women prisoner numbers rise 10 times faster than men
Duihua, June 23, 2015
http://www.duihuahrjournal.org/2015/06/china-women-prisoner-numbers-rise-10.html

心理健康教育普及率达100% (Mental health education penetration rate reaches 100% of women prisoners in Yunnan)
Legal Daily, June 23, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150623/Articel02001GN.htm

郭飞雄的逆袭:起诉广州天河看守所并要求国家赔偿 (Guo Feixiong brings lawsuit against Tianhe detention center, Guangzhou, demands state compensation)
Boxun, June 23, 2015
http://www.boxun.com/news/gb/china/2015/06/201506232300.shtml#.VYqOw03vodU

Access to Information (信息公开)

China to tighten controls on news commentary TV show hosts and guests
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1825452/china-tighten-controls-tv-show-hosts-and-guests

China’s biggest taboos: the three Ts
The Diplomat, June 23, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/06/chinas-biggest-taboos-the-three-ts/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese city defends dog meat festival, despite scorn
The New York Times, June 23, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/24/world/asia/dog-eaters-in-yulin-china-unbowed-by-global-derision.html

Trying to hit a moving target: The Lide shoe factory workers’ campaign for relocation compensation
China Labour Bulletin, June 22, 2015
http://www.clb.org.hk/en/content/trying-hit-moving-target-lide-shoe-factory-workers%E2%80%99-campaign-relocation-compensation

Beijing police detain hundreds of PLA veterans as thousands protest lack of pension
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/veterans-06232015140459.html

State council invites public to help review its policies
Caixin, June 24, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-06-24/100821955.html

Tibetan netizen detained amid Dalai Lama birthday fanfare
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/detention-06232015155348.html

EU: Address China’s downward spiral on rights, Council, Commission presidents should focus on rights defenders
Human Rights Watch, June 24, 2015
http://www.hrw.org/news/2015/06/24/eu-address-china-s-downward-spiral-rights

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese anti-corruption agency enlists help of telecom firms to track fugitives overseas
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1825132/chinese-anti-corruption-agency-enlists-help-telecom

China's graft-busters train sights on new round of targets
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1825414/chinas-graft-busters-train-sights-new-round-targets

Related:
China sets targets for graft inspections, including official newspaper
Reuters, June 23, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/23/us-china-corruption-idUSKBN0P313T20150623

China to recall Shaanxi baby milk powders
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 24, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33250844

“中国饮用水致千万人患病” (“Chinese drinking water makes tens of millions sick”)
Deutsche Welle, June 23, 2015
www.dw.com/zh/中国饮用水致千万人患病/a-18536382

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

U.S. airs deep concerns over cyber security in China meetings
中美举行战略与经济对话 美方对网络安全深表关切
Reuters, June 23, 2015
EN: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/24/us-usa-china-idUSKBN0P226N20150624
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/2015/06/24/usa-china-idCNKBS0P402R20150624

Related:
U.S. scolds China for online attacks
The New York Times, June 23, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/24/us/politics/us-china-meeting.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Hong Kong (香港)

Ex-Hong Kong chief executive Donald Tsang to know in 3 months if he will face corruption charges
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1825450/ex-hong-kong-chief-executive-donald-tsang-know-3-months-if

Related:
香港清除最后一片“占中”抗议营地 (Hong Kong’s last “Occupy” protest camps cleared)
Deutsche Welle, June 24, 2015
http://www.dw.com/zh/香港清除最后一片占中抗议营地/a-18537810?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

Asia's richest man "disappointed" by Hong Kong democracy veto, but business as usual
Reuters, June 23, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/23/us-hongkong-politics-likashing-idUSKBN0P30Y020150623

Hong Kong legislator Ronny Tong set up successor in secret talks months before tearful resignation
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1825381/hong-kong-legislator-ronny-tong-set-successor-secret-talks-months

Counterterrorism (反恐)

At least 18 dead in Ramadan attack on police checkpoint in Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/attack-06232015182353.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China's illusion of harmony
Al Jazeera, June 23, 2015
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2015/06/china-illusion-harmony-muslims-ramadan-150622090238602.html

What next for Hong Kong after the tears and cheers of electoral reform vote?
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1825331/what-next-hong-kong-after-tears-and-cheers-electoral-reform

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国禁止广播电视节目设置“嘉宾主持” (China bans celebrities from guest-hosting television shows)
Reuters, June 23, 2015
http://cn.reuters.com/article/2015/06/23/china-television-idCNKBS0P30BB20150623

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Is there life in the old dog-eating festival? Chinese activists increasing efforts to stop the trade
South China Morning Post, June 22, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1825034/there-life-old-dog-eating-festival-chinese-activists-increasing

Related:
中国保护动物人士在广西玉林狗肉节被禁止发声 (Chinese animal rights activists banned from speaking out about Guangxi Yulin’s dog meat festival)
Radio France Internationale, June 22, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150622-中国保护动物人士在广西玉林狗肉节被禁止发声/"

Uygur exiles angered by pre-Ramadan beer festival in China's Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1825004/uygur-exiles-angered-pre-ramadan-beer-festival-chinas-xinjiang

Tibetans celebrate Dalai Lama's birthday in defiance of Chinese ban
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/defiance-06222015160655.html

China arrests group over mass protests of judicial hearings
Taipei Times, June 23, 2015
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2015/06/23/2003621394

反贪发动民众 90秒一个群众举报 (Anti-graft campaign mobilizes the public: One report every 90 seconds)
Radio France Internationale, June 21, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150621-反贪发动群众-90秒一个群众举报/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

U.S. and China open annual dialogue with "candid, to-the-point" talks
Reuters, June 23, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/23/us-usa-china-idUSKBN0P226N20150623

Financial securities official snared in corruption probe
Caixin, June 22, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-06-22/100821370.html

China think-tank questions state-run lottery spending
The Financial Times, June 21, 2015
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/c2356476-166c-11e5-8095-00144feabdc0.html

全国精神卫生工作规划(2015—2020年)(National Mental Health Work Plan (2015-2020) :China aims to have 4 psychiatric specialists per 100,000 people by 2020 )
State Council General Office, June 4 , 2015
http://chinalawtranslate.com/en/全国精神卫生工作规划(2015-2020年)/

Beijing to set monitoring sites to track soil pollution
China Daily, June 23, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-06/23/content_21080782.htm

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Official underlines national defense technology innovation
China Daily, June 22, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-06/22/content_21073770.htm

中国称美方需为恢复网络安全问题对话创造条件
China says up to United States to resume cyber security talks
Reuters, June 23, 2015
CH:http://cn.reuters.com/article/2015/06/23/us-cn-idCNKBS0P30ZF20150623
EN: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/23/us-usa-china-cybersecurity-idUSKBN0P30ZA20150623

U.S. to raise cybersecurity with China in "pretty direct terms"
The Wall Street Journal, June 22, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/06/23/u-s-to-raise-cybersecurity-with-china-in-pretty-direct-terms/

Hong Kong (香港)

Liaison Office to host dinner for lawmakers
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 23, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150623/news_20150623_56_1109925.htm

Scholarism urges public debate on Basic Law
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 23, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150623/news_20150623_56_1109894.htm

Last occupy central die-hards face eviction from Hong Kong street
South China Morning Post, June 22, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/last-occupy-central-die-hards-face-eviction-from-hong-kong-street-06222015123243.html

占中及港币强势影响大陆学生到香港升读大学意愿 (Occupy Movement & strong HK dollar influence mainland Chinese students’ decision to study in HK)
Radio France Internationale, June 22, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150622-占中及港币强势影响大陆学生到香港升读大学意愿/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

It's time for Hong Kong's pan-dems to reject rejectionism
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1825043/its-time-hong-kongs-pan-dems-reject-rejectionism

Has China’s "one country, two systems" experiment failed?
China File, June 17, 2015
http://www.chinafile.com/conversation/has-chinas-one-country-two-systems-experiment-failed

Monday, June 22, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

江西俩月破盗窃案两万余起 (Within a couple of months, Jiangxi has cracked 20,000+ cases of theft)
Legal Daily, June 19, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150619/Articel02006GN.htm

Chinese police case against Guangdong women's rights activist “lacks evidence”
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1823967/faith-gets-me-through-wife-detained-chinese-rights-lawyer

”Nowhere to turn but faith”, says wife of detained Chinese rights lawyer in subversion trial
South China Morning Post, June 8, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1823967/faith-gets-me-through-wife-detained-chinese-rights-lawyer

Related:
Chinese court pulls plug on activists' subversion trial amid procedural dispute with defense
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/court-pulls-plug-on-activists-subversion-trial-amid-precedural-dispute-wth-defense-06192015103916.html

China clamps down on activists ahead of lawyers' subversion trial
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/trial-06182015143350.html

国务院办公厅关于支持 农民工等人员返乡创业的意见 (State Council general office on supporting migrant workers and others in returning to the countryside for entrepreneurship)
State Council General Office, June 17, 2015
http://www.gov.cn/zhengce/content/2015-06/21/content_9960.htm

China, where the “left-behind children” turn to suicide
Caixin, June 18, 2015
http://www.worldcrunch.com/default/china-where-the-left-behind-children-turn-to-suicide/child-poverty-rural-china-urban-unbalance-biejie-tragedies/c0s19090/

我市流浪未成年人1/4来自离异家庭或监护缺失 (A quarter of Dalian's homeless youth come from broken homes or those lacking a guardian)
Sohu, June 21, 2015
http://roll.sohu.com/20150621/n415391753.shtml

Access to Information (信息公开)

Fears over deteriorating health of veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu jailed for leaking state secrets
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1823764/fears-over-deteriorating-health-veteran-chinese-journalist-gao-yu

上海市委原常委徐麟调任中央网信办副主任 (Head of Shanghai Propaganda Department Xu Lin becomes deputy director of General Office of Cyberspace Affairs)
Tencent, June 19, 2015
http://news.qq.com/a/20150619/056590.htm

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

海南不再开展法院集中接访 (Hainan to discontinue “concentrated” hearings of petitions in courts)
Legal Daily, June 19, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150619/Articel05010GN.htm

大陆加强打压NGO 于建嵘捐助被约谈 (Mainland strengthens crackdown on NGOs: Scholar Yu Jianrong “invited to chat” after making donation to domestic group)
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/NGO-06182015123651.html

China's dog meat festival raises hackles of fans and opponents
Reuters, June 22, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/22/us-china-dog-meat-idUSKBN0P20OO20150622

Related:
Chinese woman buys 100 dogs to stop them being eaten during festival
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1824738/chinese-woman-buys-100-dogs-stop-them-being-eaten-during-festival

China busts protest organizers who tried to sway court cases
Reuters, June 21, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/22/us-china-court-protests-idUSKBN0P203X20150622

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China lets citizens’ fingers do the talking to report graft
The New York Times, June 8, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/06/19/china-communist-party-corruption-app/

Related:
China: “Petty graft” app feature sees tip-offs soar
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 22, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-33225037

涉嫌两罪; 中核一厅官被逮捕 (Dept head at China National Nuclear Safety Corporation arrested on 2 graft charges)
Legal Daily, June 19, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150619/Articel05014GN.htm

吉林一男子反复被查12年 获国家赔偿后又获刑 (Jilin man investigated repeatedly for 12 years, is sentenced again after receiving state compensation)
Tencent, June 19, 2015
http://news.qq.com/a/20150619/051027.htm

In China, illegal drugs are sold online in an unbridled market
中国公司网上卖毒品远销海外
New York Times, June 21, 2015
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/22/world/asia/in-china-illegal-drugs-are-sold-online-in-an-unbridled-market.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20150622/c22chinadrugs/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Attack gave Chinese hackers privileged access to U.S. systems
The New York Times, June 20, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/21/us/attack-gave-chinese-hackers-privileged-access-to-us-systems.html

Hong Kong (香港)

香港特区行政长官普选法案因少数议员阻挠未获通过 (HK’s legislation on Chief Executive election by universal suffrage is blocked by a minority of LegCo members)
Legal Daily, June 19, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150619/Articel01008GN.htm

Counterterrorism (反恐)

博白举办车站反恐防爆和消防应急演练 (Bobai, Yulin County, Guangxi, holds counterterrorism and firefighting exercises at train station)
Xinhua Online, June 19, 2015
http://www.gx.xinhuanet.com/dtzx/yls/2015-06/19/c_1115670772.htm

广安预演反恐防暴 警察按翻“劫匪”(图) (In pictures: Police play “bandits” in Guang’an city counterterrorism and violence prevention exercises)
Sohu News, June 19, 2015
http://roll.sohu.com/20150619/n415296785.shtml

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

The Guardian view on Hong Kong’s rejection of China’s proposals: another chance for compromise missed
The Guardian, June 19, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/19/guardian-view-on-hong-kong-rejection-china-proposals-beijing

Mutual respect for international laws can keep the peace between China and the US
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1823740/mutual-respect-international-laws-can-keep-peace-between

Related:
NGOs to Kerry and Lew: Raise human rights concerns in upcoming dialogue with China
Human Rights in China, June 19, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/statement/ngos-kerry-and-lew-raise-human-rights-concerns-upcoming-dialogue-china

Friday, June 19, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Jailed Chinese rights lawyer dismisses “ethnic hatred,” “picking quarrels” charges
South China Morning Post, June 18, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1823584/chinese-lawyer-and-rights-activists-stand-trial

Related:
Defence lawyers “attacked” before subversion trial of Chinese rights lawyer and two activists
South China Morning Post, June 19, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1823688/defence-lawyers-attacked-start-trial-chinese-right

Closer Look: Applying the Law Against Child Trafficking
Caixin, June 19, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-06-19/100821087.html

Related:
“人贩子一律死刑”刷爆朋友圈 “一律死刑”曝新媒体平台自律紧迫性 (“Child trafficking - mandatory death penalty” slogan takes over online discussions exposing hastiness of new media platforms)
Legal Daily, June 19, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150619/Articel04002GN.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

Rare direct appeal to Xi Jinping appears, then disappears, online
The New York Times, June 18, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/06/18/rare-direct-appeal-to-xi-jinping-appears-then-disappears-online/

The real censors of China
The New York Times, June 17, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/17/opinion/the-real-censors-of-china.html

安徽拟制定信息化条例单位非法披露所采集信息最高罚50万 (Anhui drafts regulations for informationization: Units who unlawfully leak information can be fined a maximum of RMB 500,000)
Legal Daily, June 19, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150619/Articel03003GN.htm

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

云南一村民疑因阻止官方强行征地被掘土机碾死 (Yunnan villager run over by excavator and dies allegedly when attempting to stop government’s forceful land requisition)
Radio France Internationale, June 18, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150618-云南一村民疑因阻止官方强行征地被掘土机碾死/

China bans Ramadan fasting in mainly Muslim region
Al Jazeera, June 18, 2015
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/06/china-bans-ramadan-fasting-muslim-region-150618070016245.html

This is how Beijing residents are outing smokers
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 18, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-33162117

Chinese officials hounded by activists as dog-eating festival nears
The Wall Street Journal, June 19, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/06/19/chinese-officials-hounded-by-activists-as-dog-eating-festival-nears/

中国医师协会、中华护理学会关于谴责暴力伤医的联合声明 (Chinese Medical Doctor Association and Chinese Nursing Academy release joint statement condemning violent attacks on medical personnel)
中国医师协会, June 18, 2015
http://www.cmda.net/gongzuodongtai/zhinengbumen/2015-06-10/14644.html

Government Accountability, (政府问责)

中国试行环境审计以追究官员环境责任 (China to try environmental auditing to account for officials' environmental responsibilities)
Financial Times, June 19, 2015
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001062619

教育事故应当纳入国家赔偿的范围 (Accidents in education should fall within the scope of state compensation)
Xinmin Online, June 19, 2015
http://news.xinmin.cn/shehui/2015/06/19/27919783.html

ICTs and Human Rights, (信息技术与人权)

China unveils anti-corruption app, asks public to upload pictures of corrupt officials
International Business Times, June 18, 2015
http://www.ibtimes.com/china-unveils-anti-corruption-app-asks-public-upload-pictures-corrupt-officials-1972563

Related:
Chinese smartphone app adds new feature to dob in corrupt cadres
The Guardian, June 19, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/19/chinese-smartphone-app-adds-new-feature-to-dob-in-corrupt-cadres

Hong Kong (香港)

“It is not what we like to see”-China’s government reacts to Hong Kong’s rejection of political reform plan
South China Morning Post, June 18, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1823509/it-not-what-we-see-chinas-government-reacts-hong-kongs

Related:
中国官媒批评香港民主派反对政改玩大了 (Chinese state media criticize HK pan-democrats' rejection of reform package as “over the top”)
Radio France Internationale, June 18, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150618-中国官媒批评香港民主派反对政改玩大了/

China media: Hong Kong opposition “destroyers” of democracy
Voice of America, June 18, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/ap-china-media-hong-kong-opposition-destroyers-of-democracy/2828762.html

彭定康:香港民主不會走入死結 (Last HK Governor Chris Patten: HK democratic movement won't meet a dead end)
Apple Daily, June 19, 2015
hhttp://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/art/20150619/19189872

”We’re sorry”: Hong Kong pro-establishment lawmakers apologize for reform vote walkout
South China Morning Post, June 19, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1823721/were-sorry-hong-kong-pro-establishment-lawmakers-apologise

Hong Kong leader extends economic olive branch after veto
Reuters, June 19, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/19/us-hongkong-politics-idUSKBN0OZ09R20150619

南早調查:民意非香港特首選委會優先考量 (SCMP surveys finds public opinion is not priority concern for HK Election Committee)
South China Morning Post, June 19, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/tc/hk-macau-tw/14e05f0d0baaa65/nan-zao-diao-cha-min-yi-fei-xiang-gang-te-shou-xuan-wei-hui-you-xian-kao-liang

成功还是失败?抗争还是妥协? (Success or failure? Rebellion or compromise?)
Deutsche Welle, June 18, 2015
http://www.dw.de/成功还是失败抗争还是妥协/a-18525448

Counterterrorism (反恐)

巴马县公安局拉开反恐实战技能训练的帷幕 (Bama County Public Security Bureau raises the curtain on counterterrorism combat skills training)
Xinhua News Guangxi Channel, June 18, 2015
http://www.gx.xinhuanet.com/2015-06/18/c_1115649757.htm

张春贤在新疆政法领导干部座谈会上要求 做具有新疆特色政法好干部 (Party secretary of XUAR Zhang Chunxian requests a Xinjiang-style Politics and Law cadre)
Legal Daily, June 19, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150619/Articel01005GN.htm

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Does Xi Jinping represent a return to the Mao era?
China File, June 16, 2015
http://www.chinafile.com/reporting-opinion/features/does-xi-jinping-represent-return-mao-era

A snub to the party
The Economist, June 20, 2015
http://www.economist.com/news/21654624-legislators-veto-chinas-plans-political-change-snub-party

Related:
China’s bluster on Hong Kong vote skirts elephant in the room
The Wall Street Journal, June 19, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/06/19/chinas-bluster-on-hong-kong-vote-skirts-elephant-in-the-room/

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

New docketing procedures come to the Chinese courts
Supreme People’s Court Monitor, June 18, 2015
http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/2015/06/18/new-docketing-procedures-come-to-the-chinese-courts/

Related:
立案登记制改革实施首月 案数增两成 (Caseloads have doubled in first month of case filing system reform)
Anhui Online, June 18, 2015
http://ah.anhuinews.com/system/2015/06/18/006841004.shtml

British investigator says Chinese officials tried to force confession
The Wall Street Journal, June 18, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/british-investigator-says-chinese-officials-tried-to-force-confession-1434609586

看守所:如果不想挨打,就得送钱?(Detention facilities: Do you have to use money if you don't want to get beaten?)
China Youth Daily, June 18,2015
http://zqb.cyol.com/html/2015-06/18/nw.D110000zgqnb_20150618_7-02.htm

公安部召开深入推进2015年缉枪治爆专项行动会议郭声琨作出批语强调 深入推进缉枪治爆专项行动确保人民群众生命财产安全 (In meeting, Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun stresses that thorough implementation of the anti-guns and explosives campaign ensures safety for the lives and property of the public)
Legal Daily, June 18, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150618/Articel02011GN.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

China prepares "traditional culture" textbooks for its officials
Caixin, June 18, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-06-18/100820633.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Joint letter on the 2015 US-China strategic and economic dialogue
Human Rights Watch, June 17, 2015
http://www.hrw.org/news/2015/06/17/joint-letter-2015-us-china-strategic-and-economic-dialogue

中国:应放弃制定压迫性的境外NGO法律 (China: Scrap Repressive Foreign Organizations Law)
Human Rights Watch, June 15, 2015
http://www.hrw.org/zh-hans/news/2015/06/15/ngo

Foreign groups fear China oversight plan
The New York Times, June 18, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/18/world/foreign-groups-fear-china-oversight-plan.html

Related:
HRIC Law Note: Draft Law on Foreign NGOs Undermines Chinese Civil Society and China’s International Engagement
中国人权法律评论:境外非政府组织管理法草案损害了中国的民间社会和中国政府的国际参与
Human Rights in China, May 21, 2015
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/legal-resources/hric-law-note-draft-law-foreign-ngos-undermines-chinese-civil-society-and-chinas
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-ren-quan-fa-lu-ping-lun-jing-wai-fei-zheng-fu-zu-zhi-guan-li-fa-cao-sun-hai-liao-zhong-guo

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中国反腐下一步迈向哪里? (What’s the next step for China’s anti-corruption program?)
Voice of America, June 18,2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-zhou-20150617/2827099.html

检察机关介入广西南宁暴力伤医案 (Investigative authorities undertake investigation into the Guangxi (Nanning) Hospital violence case)
China Youth Daily, June 18, 2015
http://zqb.cyol.com/html/2015-06/18/nw.D110000zgqnb_20150618_3-05.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong vetoes controversial China-backed electoral blueprint
Reuters, June 18, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/18/us-hongkong-politics-idUSKBN0OY06320150618

28反對8票贊成 政改方案否決 (Political reform proposal rejected: 28 against, 8 for)
Ming Pao, June 18, 2015
http://bit.ly/1N53KY9

Many pro-establishment lawmakers fail to vote
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 18, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150618/news_20150618_56_1108703.htm

Related:
蔡子強:缺席投票犯極嚴重政治錯誤 (Commentator Ivan Choy Chi-keung: Absence at voting is major political blunder)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 18, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150618/news_20150618_55_1108820.htm

Why did pro-Beijing lawmakers walk out of the Hong Kong vote?
The Wall Street Journal, June 18,2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/06/18/why-did-pro-beijing-lawmakers-walk-out-of-the-hong-kong-vote/

香港政改遭否决 北京表遗憾 (Beijing expresses regret at the rejection of the political reform proposal in HK)
Deutsche Welle, June 18, 2015
http://www.dw.de/香港政改遭否决-北京表遗憾/a-18524655?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

Related:
梁振英:对香港政改方案被否决极度失望 (HK chief executive CY Leung: Extremely disappointed in the rejection of the political reform proposal)
People’s Daily, June 18, 2015
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2015-06-18/172831966017.shtml

Reactions to the defeat of the Hong Kong election plan
The New York Times, June 18,2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/06/18/reactions-to-the-defeat-of-the-hong-kong-election-plan/

The day Hong Kong's Legco entered a parallel universe
South China Morning Post, June 18, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1823250/day-hong-kongs-legco-entered-parallel-universe

Not a time to celebrate, says Joshua Wong
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 18, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150618/news_20150618_56_1108717.htm#

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

How will Beijing deal with an increasingly radical Hong Kong?
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1823115/how-will-beijing-deal-increasingly-radical-hong-kong

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

More protests over private-car services like Uber in China
Tech In Asia, June 15, 2015
https://www.techinasia.com/protests-privatecar-services-uber-china/

Chinese police hold outspoken activists in Beijing, Guangzhou
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/hold-06162015110647.html

中国:应放弃制定压迫性的境外NGO法律 (China: Scrap Repressive Foreign Organizations Law)
Human Rights Watch, June 15, 2015
http://www.hrw.org/zh-hans/news/2015/06/15/ngo

夏明:中国独立民间组织生存愈发艰难 (Ming Xia: China's independent civic organisations are in a state of increasing difficulties)
Radio France Internationale, June 16, 2015
http://rfi.my/1JV4IGu

Government Accountability (政府问责)

No gifts for the teachers: China puts corruption in schools under scrutiny
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1822995/no-gifts-teachers-china-puts-corruption-schools-under

China's state-owned firms get their “report card” on corruption
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1823022/chinas-state-owned-firms-get-their-report-card

CPC issues rules to regulate leading Party members' groups
China Daily, June 17, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-06/17/content_21024893.htm

China's anti-graft drive fueled by Party's "stricter-than-law" disciplinary policy
China Daily, June 16, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-06/16/content_21023066.htm

Government oversight with “Chinese characteristics”
The Diplomat, June 17 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/06/government-oversight-with-chinese-characteristics/

Executives at Grid Firms Received Improper Benefits, CCDI Says
Caixin, June 17, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-06-17/100820204.html

党组工作条例(试行) (Party Group Work Regulations (Provisional))
China Law Translate, June 16 2015
CH: http://chinalawtranslate.com/partygroupregs/
EN: http://chinalawtranslate.com/en/partygroupregs/

China steps up controls in unruly Xinjiang as Ramadan approaches
Reuters, June 16, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/16/us-china-religion-ramadan-idUSKBN0OW0VS20150616

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

中国广为发放网络身份证为网络管理提供新措施 (China begins broad-based online identification as a new measure for internet management)
Radio France Internationale, June 9, 2015
http://rfi.my/1Ge0eVX

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong begins debate on electoral reform plan
Al Jazeera, June 17, 2015
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/06/hong-kong-begins-debate-electoral-reform-plan-150617050511582.html

Related:
Protesters gather outside Legco ahead of Hong Kong political reform debate
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1823077/protesters-gather-outside-legco-ahead-hong-kong-political

穿印有號碼上衣支持政改人士拒絕記者訪問 (People wearing numbered T-shirts, who support political reform, refuse press’ interviews)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 17, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150617/news_20150617_55_1108420.htm

Lawmakers flay increased security at Legco
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 17, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150617/news_20150617_56_1108384.htm

不滿曾鈺成讓警方入立會 陳偉業離開會議廳抗議 (People Power Albert Chan leaves conference chamber to protest that LegCo President Jasper Tsang let police enter the premises)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 17, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150617/news_20150617_55_1108330.htm

Related:
梁國雄:議員由選民授權議事 進立會要安檢是侮辱 (Leung Kwok-hung (Long hair): Having to undergo a security check to enter LegCo is insulting as lawmakers are authorized to work by voters)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 17, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150617/news_20150617_55_1108341.htm

Hong Kong election plan appears unlikely to win lawmakers’ approval
The New York Times, June 16, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/17/world/asia/hong-kong-beijing-china-democracy-election-vote.html

Chinese dissident urges pan-democrats to vote for Hong Kong reform proposal
South China Morning Post, June 15, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1822755/chinese-dissident-urges-pan-democrats-vote-hong-kong-reform

Hong Kong “localist” groups seek inspiration from academic's book
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1823026/hong-kong-localist-groups-seek-inspiration-academics-book

Six suspects in alleged Hong Kong bomb plot may face 20 years in jail
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1822791/hong-kong-bomb-suspect-taken-site-abandoned-atv-studio

IN PICTURES: Political showdown-Hong Kong weighs its future as reform debate unfolds
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1823118/pictures-political-showdown-hong-kong-weighs-its-future-reform-debate

林鄭月娥:中央真心誠意讓香港落實普選 (Chief Secretary Carrie Lam: Beijing is sincere about letting Hong Kong implement universal suffrage)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 17, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150617/news_20150617_55_1108351.htm

Related:
梁家傑指既然中央一意孤行 不如及早投票否決政改方案 (Civic Party Alan Leong: As Beijing does not listen, we may as well vote earlier to reject the political reform proposal)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 17, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150617/news_20150617_55_1108391.htm

雨傘運動警權報告:警方濫權令2067人身心受傷 (Umbrella Movement police power report: abuse of power by police caused 2,067 people physical & psychological harm)
Inmediahk.net, June 15, 2015
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1035184

Related:
雨傘暴警資料庫2014-2015 雨傘運動警權及人權報告 (Official report: 2014-2015 Umbrella Movement—police power and human rights)
Inmediahk.net, June 15, 2015
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bx4UPgWniSxQamFiN184blVBTVk/view

阿里與TVB合拍劇:「將更迎合大陸觀眾需求」 (Alibaba and TVB to coproduce TV dramas that “will better cater to mainland viewers’ needs”)
Apple Daily, June 17, 2015
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/finance/20150617/53865424

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Chinese police kill Uighur man at station in suspected attack
Reuters, June 17, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/17/us-china-security-idUSKBN0OX0JC20150617

王民大使:继续推进国际反恐合作 共同维护世界和平稳定 (Ambassador Wang Min: Continue pursuing international cooperation on counterterrorism, jointly preserving international peace and stability)
People’s Daily, June 17, 2015
http://world.people.com.cn/n/2015/0617/c1002-27169304.html

组图:乌鲁木齐公交系统进行反恐反劫持演练 (In pictures: Urumqi Public Transport System undertakes counterterrorism and anti-hijacking exercises)
QQ News, June 17, 2015
http://news.qq.com/a/20150617/057797.htm#p=1

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China's great purge
Al Jazeera, June 16, 2015
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2015/06/china-great-purge-150615051144914.html

China must grant Hong Kong genuine democracy, says activist on eve of vote
The Guardian, June 16, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/16/china-must-grant-hong-kong-genuine-democracy-says-activist-on-eve-of-vote

一位中国律师被捕引发的涟漪效应 (The ripple effect of the arrest of a Chinese lawyer)
Financial Times, June 17, 2015
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001062554

Related:
The ripple effect of a Chinese lawyer’s detention
Freedom House, June 17, 2015
https://freedomhouse.org/blog/ripple-effect-chinese-lawyer-s-detention#.VYJ0PBXyxdi

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Breaking down the courtroom door
NewsChina Magazine, July, 2015
http://www.newschinamag.com/magazine/breaking-down-the-courtroom-door#id:2286#date:16:31

Closer Look: How a child comes to pen the words “death has been my dream”
Caixin, June 14, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-06-15/100819399.html

Related:
Beijing’s migrant children forced out of the city
Financial Times, Date
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/ffafd8fa-0a9a-11e5-a8e8-00144feabdc0.html

Court to order retrial in case of milk scandal parent activist
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/retrial-06152015131952.html

小学生因网聊辱骂同学遭围殴半小时 (Compensation granted to elementary student who was beaten for 30 minutes after insulting classmates online)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 15, 2015
http://www.hinews.cn/news/system/2015/06/14/017614594.shtml

Access to Information (信息公开)

互联网视听节目管理办法 (征求意见稿)
Internet Audiovisual Program Management Measures (Draft for solicitation of comments)
China Law Translate, June 11, 2015
CH: http://chinalawtranslate.com/nettv/
EN: http://chinalawtranslate.com/en/nettv/

Local Chinese authorities use internet slang “Ziganwu” in their propaganda recruitment
Global Voices, June 15, 2015
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2015/06/15/local-chinese-authorities-use-internet-slang-ziganwu-in-their-propaganda-recruitment/

Shanghai film festival axes Japanese anime movie after censors add it to “black list”
South China Morning Post, June 15, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1822540/shanghai-film-festival-axes-japanese-anime-movie-after-censors

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Fears for Chinese NGOs as activists arrested
South China Morning Post, June 15, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1822605/fears-chinese-ngos-activists-arrested

Related:
Refile: China detains two rights activists in widening crackdown
Deutsche Presse-Agentur, June 15, 2015
http://www.dpa-international.com/news/asia/refilechina-detains-two-rights-activists-in-widening-crackdown-a-45614552.html

China asserts more control over foreign and domestic NGOs
The Wall Street Journal, June 16, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/06/16/china-asserts-more-control-over-foreign-and-domestic-ngos/

公告:两反歧视公益人士被抓捕,均曾在益仁平工作 (Notice: two anti-discrimination rights defenders criminally detained by police, both used to work at Yirenping)
Beijing Yirenping Center, June 14, 2015
https://www.evernote.com/shard/s455/sh/000a78a9-718f-4685-bcca-df22f11a85dd/075414c504adcc4a

HRIC Law Note: Draft Law on Foreign NGOs Undermines Chinese Civil Society and China’s International Engagement
中国人权法律评论:境外非政府组织管理法草案损害了中国的民间社会和中国政府的国际参与
Human Rights in China, May 21, 2015
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/legal-resources/hric-law-note-draft-law-foreign-ngos-undermines-chinese-civil-society-and-chinas
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-ren-quan-fa-lu-ping-lun-jing-wai-fei-zheng-fu-zu-zhi-guan-li-fa-cao-sun-hai-liao-zhong-guo

Ai Weiwei's RA show to house weighty remnants from Sichuan earthquake
The Guardian, June 16, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/jun/15/ai-weiwei-ra-show-sichuan-earthquake-chinese-artist-steel-rods