Friday, July 31, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Missing assistant of human rights lawyer found at Tianjin detention centre
Hong Kong Free Press, July 30, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/07/30/missing-assistant-of-human-rights-lawyer-found-held-in-tianjin-detention-centre/

Related:
Mass suppression of lawyers reveals true nature of Xi’s “rule by law”
对维权律师的大规模镇压揭示了习近平“依法治国”的真实面目
Human Rights in China, July 16, 2015
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/mass-suppression-lawyers-reveals-true-nature-xis-rule-law
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/dui-wei-quan-lu-shi-de-da-gui-mo-zhen-ya-jie-shi-liao-xi-jin-ping-yi-fa-zhi-guo-de

After crackdown on rights lawyers, China’s legal reform path uncertain
Wall Street Journal, July 31, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/07/31/after-crackdown-on-rights-lawyers-chinas-legal-reform-path-uncertain/

国务院28日通过《反家庭暴力法》草案
State Council passed draft Domestic Violence Law on 28 July
Duowei, July 29, 2015
http://blog.dwnews.com/post-836519.html

中国通过《反家庭暴力法》草案 (China passes “Anti-domestic violence law” draft)
Radio Free Asia, July 30, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-07302015110357.html

Related:
China’s draft domestic violence law “largely cosmetic”: feminists
Radio Free Asia, July 30, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/violence-07302015102320.html

人民日报整版文章探讨“中国制度具有巨大活力” (People’s Daily devotes full page to discussion of how “China’s system has enormous vitality”)
People’s Daily, July 31, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2015/0731/c1001-27388984.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

How China’s online “Civilization Army” turned a youth street fight into a patriotic struggle
Hong Kong Free Press, July 30, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/07/30/how-chinas-online-civilization-army-turned-a-youth-street-fight-into-a-patriotic-struggle/

Chinese web dissenters using coded language to dodge censorship filters and vent frustration at government
The Independent, July 30, 2015
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/chinese-web-dissenters-using-coded-language-to-dodge-censorship-filters-and-vent-frustration-at-government-10428864.html

What does SARS have to do with China’s Cybersecurity Law?
The Diplomat, July 30, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/07/what-does-sars-have-to-do-with-chinas-cybersecurity-law/

”We’ve been kept in the dark”: Chinese MH370 relatives complain about lack of information after wreckage discovery
South China Morning Post, July 30, 3015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1845075/weve-been-kept-dark-chinese-mh370-relatives-complain-about-lack

温宿检察阳光司法让仇人变亲友, 公开审查不捕不诉案打消质疑 (Wensu County Procuratorate’s “Sunshine justice” turns enemies into friends, public disclosure of cases investigated with no arrests or indictments dispels suspicion of official interference)
Legal Daily, July 25, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150725/Articel05004GN.htm

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Ai Weiwei disputes restricted visa From Britain
The New York Times, July 30, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/author/austin-ramzy/

Related:
英国各界批评政府刁难艾未未签证申请
Chorus of criticism for UK’s denial of full visa to Ai Weiwei
Financial Times, July 30, 2015
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001063279
EN: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001063279

Taiwan students storm ministry over textbook row
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 31, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150731/news_20150731_56_1120408.htm

时事大家谈:专访吾尔开希:从天安门到台湾立委参选人 (Wu’erkaixi Interview: From Tiananmen to running for Taiwan Parliament)
Voice of America, July 30, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/media/video/voaweishi-20150730-voaio-1/2886840.html

婦團周日發起「胸群出動」 抗議女示威者被指以胸襲警 (Women rights group will launch “Breast Walk” to protest accusation that a female demonstrator attacked police with her breast)
inmediahk.net, July 31, 2015
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1036358

Related:
Fifteen weeks in jail for assault with breasts
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 30, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150730/news_20150730_56_1120108.htm

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Winter Olympics 2022: Beijing to host Games in China
The Guardian, July 31, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/jul/31/beijing-wins-right-host-winter-olympics-2022

Should Beijing host the 2022 Olympics? Chinese human rights group says “no” (+video)
The Christian Science Monitor, July 30, 2015
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-News/2015/0729/Should-Beijing-host-the-2022-Olympics-Chinese-human-rights-group-says-no-video

Related:
With China, IOC Turns Its Back on Human Rights
Human Rights in China, July 31, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/statement/china-ioc-turns-its-back-human-rights

HRIC Urges IOC to Postpone Host City Election for 2022 Olympics
中国人权敦促国际奥委会推迟选举2022年冬奥会主办城市
Human Rights in China, July 28, 2015
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/statement/hric-urges-ioc-postpone-host-city-election-2022-olympics
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/sheng-ming/zhong-guo-ren-quan-dun-cu-guo-ji-ao-wei-hui-tui-chi-xuan-ju-2022nian

China to prosecute former top officer for graft
Reuters, July 30, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/30/us-china-corruption-idUSKCN0Q41W320150730

With latest ouster, China steps up fight against military corruption
The Diplomat, July 31, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/07/with-latest-ouster-china-steps-up-fight-against-military-corruption/

One year after a fatal shooting in restive Xinjiang, nagging questions remain
Wall Street Journal, July 30, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/07/30/one-year-after-a-fatal-shooting-in-restive-xinjiang-nagging-questions-remain/

温男子被错关获赔13万1年没拿到 被报道后3天到账 (Man receives RMB 130,000 state compensation for wrongful imprisonment 3 days after media reports on his year-long wait)
Xinhua, July 31, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2015-07/31/c_128077821.htm

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

What’s happening now that Chinese cyberfiddling is on the D.C. agenda
Foreign Policy, July 30, 2015
http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/07/30/whats-happening-now-that-chinese-cyberfiddling-is-on-the-d-c-agenda/

Proposed law gives gov't too much control of Internet, experts say
Caixin, July 30, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-07-30/100834587.html

Hong Kong (香港)

袁國勇辭任港大校委:無能力轉化矛盾 不如回去搞毛黴菌 (Microbiologist Yuen kwok-yung resigns from HKU Council: returning to studying mucor because of powerlessness to resolve conflict over appointment of pro-vice-chancellor)
South China Morning Post, July 31, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/tc/hk-macau-tw/14ee256d386e6b7/yuan-guo-yong-ci-ren-gang-da-xiao-wei-wu-neng-li-zhuan-hua-mao-dun-bu-ru-hui-qu-gao-mao-mei-jun

Related:
袁國勇:非因學生衝入校委會事件而辭任校委 (HKU academic Yuen kwok-yung: Resignation from HKU Council membership is not due to students’ charging into meeting)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 31, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150731/news_20150731_55_1120421.htm

港大學生會稱不後悔衝入會場 有校委冀盡快填補空缺 (HKU Student Union does not regret charging into conference venue; certain Council member wishes for quick replacement)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 31, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150731/news_20150731_55_1120416.htm

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China doesn’t want to suppress Christianity – just control it
The Guardian, July 30, 3015
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/30/china-christianity-removal-crosses-communist-party-churches

Complete freedom, always just eluding the grasp of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei
Washington Post, July 30, 2015
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/chinese-artist-ai-weiwei-leaves-for-berlin-but-he-is-still-in-limbo/2015/07/30/736e3377-6aa8-4fdf-a4de-2b4db196b7ec_story.html

Beijing and Almaty contest Winter Olympics in human rights nightmare
The Guardian, July 30, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/jul/30/china-kazakhstan-winter-olympics-2022

Cybersecurity: We need a Chinese Snowden
The Diplomat, July 31, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/07/cybersecurity-we-need-a-chinese-snowden/

The invisible: how China deals with mental illness – in pictures
The Guardian, July 30, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2015/jul/30/the-invisibles-how-china-deals-with-mental-illness-in-pictures

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

记者无国界呼吁欧盟外长为高瑜向中国施压 (Reporters Without Borders calls on EU foreign minister to put pressure on China over Gao Yu’s case)
Voice of America, July 30, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/gaoyu-case-20150729/2884422.html

Related:
EU foreign ministers must press China about ailing detained journalist
Reporters Without Borders, July 29, 2015
http://en.rsf.org/china-eu-foreign-ministers-must-press-29-07-2015,48160.html

State Council approves legal draft against domestic violence
Xinhua, July 29, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-07/29/c_134460638.htm

国内首例“确有悔改表现”减刑案在河南开审 (Henan court hears country’s first case on sentence-reduction on basis of “showing remorse”)
China Youth Daily, July 30, 2015
http://zqb.cyol.com/html/2015-07/30/nw.D110000zgqnb_20150730_4-04.htm

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Ai Weiwei denied six-month UK visa
艾未未:英国政府拒发6个月商务签证
BBC, July 30, 2015
EN: http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-33714740
CH: http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/07/150730_ai_weiwei_britain

UK’s Ai Weiwei visa rejection part of bigger game
Financial Times, July 30, 2015
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/db56221c-36ae-11e5-b05b-b01debd57852.html

法轮功学员的亲属旧金山中领馆前举行记者会要求中共释放被抓捕的亲人 (Families of Falungong practitioners hold press conference in front of Chinese Embassy in San Francisco to demand release of relatives)
Radio Free Asia, July 29, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ck-07292015102734.html

Chen Guangcheng vows to pursue justice as nephew is released from jail
Radio Free Asia, July 29, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-chen-07292015140944.html

China detains Christian pastors for resistance to cross demolitions
Radio Free Asia, July 29, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-crosses-07292015101743.html

Related:
China's crusade to remove crosses from churches “is for safety concerns”
The Guardian, July 29, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/29/china-crusade-remove-crosses-from-churches-safety-concerns

中俄联合抵制西方NGO? (Sino-Russian joint resistance to Western NGOs?)
Radio Free Asia, July 29, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/commentaries/weipo_com-07292015081909.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s Communist Party sets out criteria for demoting incompetent officials
South China Morning Post, July 29, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1844809/chinas-communist-party-releases-rules-setting-out-how

With changes at top, China's land ministry aims to bolster oversight of graft-prone sector
South China Morning Post, July 29, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1844952/changes-top-chinas-land-ministry-aims-bolster-oversight

After appearing drunk on television, Chinese official faces inquiry
The New York Times, July 29, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/29/after-appearing-drunk-on-television-chinese-official-faces-inquiry/

Chinese prosecutor in murder trial of Gu Kailai found dead
Financial Times, July 29, 2015
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/66ebaa2c-35dd-11e5-b05b-b01debd57852.html

China watchdog says graft risk controls tightened at central bank
Channel NewsAsia, July 30, 2015
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-watchdog-says-graft/2017242.html

China anti-graft purge recovers $6.2bn in ill-gotten gains
Financial Times, July 29, 2015
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/f896a9a2-35d5-11e5-b05b-b01debd57852.html

环保部原副部长张力军涉嫌严重违纪违法接受调查--中纪委 (Former deputy environmental protection minister accused of corruption)
Reuters, July 30, 2015
http://cn.reuters.com/article/2015/07/30/cn-anti-corruption-idCNKCS0Q401F20150730

武汉市公安局成立内保支队 (Wuhan PSB establishes internal security detachment)
Legal Daily, July 29, 2015
http://legal.people.com.cn/n/2015/0729/c188502-27376324.html

Critics: China’s president using law to tighten grip on power
Voice of America, July 29, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/chinas-president-uses-law-to-tighten-grip-on-power/2883135.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

FireChat, darling of Occupy Central protesters, throws down gauntlet to WhatsApp with off-the-grid texting
South China Morning Post, July 30, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/tech/social-gadgets/article/1844837/firechat-darling-occupy-central-protesters-throws-down-gauntlet

Hong Kong (香港)

HKU struggles to contain fallout over delayed appointment of Johannes Chan Man-mun as pro-vice-chancellor
South China Morning Post, July 30, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1844970/university-hong-kong-struggles-contain-fallout

Counterterrorism (反恐)

中国和土耳其将共同合作打击恐怖主义 (China & Turkey agree to closer joint counterterrorism efforts)
Deutsche Welle, July 29, 2015
http://www.dw.com/zh/中国和土耳其将共同合作打击恐怖主义/a-18616364

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China's crackdown on lawyers and rights
The New York Times, July 30, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/30/opinion/chinas-crackdown-on-lawyers-and-rights.html

Interview with a Wenzhou pastor: The Chinese government’s large-scale destruction of crosses in Zhejiang province
China Change, July 29, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/07/29/interview-with-a-wenzhou-pastor-the-chinese-governments-large-scale-destruction-of-crosses-in-zhejiang-province/

After mother's death on China-made escalator, safety standards must be enhanced
South China Morning Post, July 30, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1844921/after-mothers-death-china-made-escalator-safety-standards

Related:
湖北“吞人”同款電梯全國4648部 總工程師否認蓋板尺寸不符 (Mfr of Hubei’s “man-eating” escalator sold 4648 sets of same model in China; engineering director denies accusation that measurements of cover plate are off )
South China Morning Post, July 30, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/tc/national/14edcf7e7199523/hu-bei-tun-ren-tong-kuan-dian-ti-quan-guo-4648-zong-gong-cheng-shi-fou-ren-gai-ban-chi-cun-bu-fu

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Jailed journalist Gao Yu’s health deteriorates, brother quotes her as saying “I don’t want to die here”
South China Morning Post, July 29, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1844667/jailed-journalist-gao-yus-health-deteriorates-i-dont-want-die

Related:
专访:高瑜健康状况不佳 将提取保候审 (Interview: Gao Yu’s health deteriorates, lawyer to apply for release on bail pending trial)
Deutsche Welle, July 29, 2015
http://www.dw.com/zh/专访高瑜健康状况不佳-将提取保候审/a-18615391

China mass arrests to have “chilling effect” on Aus firms
Lawyers Weekly, July 29, 2015
http://www.lawyersweekly.com.au/news/16893-china-mass-arrests-to-have-chilling-effect-on-aus-firms

卷宗之谜 (File Mystery: Court lost case file of man who waited 19 years to appeal)
China Youth Daily, July 29, 2015
http://zqb.cyol.com/html/2015-07/29/nw.D110000zgqnb_20150729_5-09.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

Videogame industry’s next battle: Chinese censors
Wall Street Journal, July 28, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/07/28/videogame-industrys-next-battle-chinese-censors/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

声援“屠夫”人士遭警告失联 独立中文笔会诗人野火被失踪 (Citizens in Wuhan dropped out of communication after voicing support for “Butcher,” Independent Chinese PEN poet “Wild Fire” is disappeared)
Radio Free Asia, July 28, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-07282015110739.html

Christian protester “beaten unconscious” in scuffles outside church in China
Hong Kong Free Press, July 29, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/07/29/christian-protester-beaten-unconscious-in-scuffles-outside-church-in-china/

These are the secret code words that let you criticize the Chinese government
Washington Post, July 28, 2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/07/29/these-are-the-secret-code-words-that-let-you-criticize-the-chinese-government/

隔行隔山?(Former prosecutor sues lawyers association with aim of becoming lawyer)
China Youth Daily, July 29, 2015
http://zqb.cyol.com/html/2015-07/29/nw.D110000zgqnb_20150729_3-09.htm

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Beijing must not win 2022 Winter Olympics bid, say human rights activists
The Guardian, July 29, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/jul/29/beijing-2022-winter-olympics-bid-human-rights-activists

Related:
人权人士请求国际奥委会拒绝北京主办冬奥会 (Human rights activists ask IOC to reject Beijing’s bid to host 2022 Winter Olympics)
Radio Free Asia, July 28, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/nu-07282015115540.html

HRIC Urges IOC to Postpone Host City Election for 2022 Olympics
Human Rights in China, July 28, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/statement/hric-urges-ioc-postpone-host-city-election-2022-olympics

China indicts former Party Chief of Xinjiang's capital for graft
Voice of America, July 28, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-china-indicts-former-party-chief-of-xinjiang-capital-for-graft/2881396.html

A Chinese Supreme Court justice falls from grace
Foreign Policy, July 28, 2015
https://foreignpolicy.com/2015/07/28/china-supreme-court-corruption-crackdown/

China says recovered 38.7 billion yuan in graft losses
Channel NewsAsia, July 29, 2015
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-says-recovered-38-7/2014540.html

Dark corner of China's rise: A surge in trafficking of children
Christian Science Monitor, July 27, 2015
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2015/0727/Dark-corner-of-China-s-rise-A-surge-in-trafficking-of-children

男子被错关获13万“平冤款”一年未到 检方称财政没钱 (Man fails to get RMB 130,000 state compensation for wrongful imprisonment after 1-year wait, procuratorate says there is no money in public coffers)
The Paper, July 29, 2015
Available at: http://www.tynews.com.cn/eye/content/2015-07/29/content_991948.htm

查处总数比去年明显下降但各类单项问题均有增长, 中纪委纠“四风”半年报揭示哪些问题 (Total number of investigations in first half of 2015 dropped visibly compared to same period in 2014, but that of various single item issues has increased: Issues revealed by the CCDI's half-yearly report on its investigation of the “four winds”)
Legal Daily, July 29, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150729/Articel04002GN.htm

检察介入, 涉毒人员袭警被毙 (Procuratorate gets involved, drug suspect shot dead by police)
Legal Daily, July 29, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150729/Articel05014GN.htm

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China pushes to rewrite rules of global Internet
Wall Street Journal, July 28, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/china-pushes-to-rewrite-rules-of-global-internet-1438112980

Hong Kong (香港)

港大校委堅持延後任命副校 學生衝入會場 兩委員送院 (HKU Council continues to postpone Pro-VC appointment, two members hospitalized after students’ charged into meeting)
South China Morning Post, July 29, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/tc/hk-macau-tw/14ed79b2ac4da2d/gang-da-xiao-wei-jian-chi-yan-hou-ren-ming-fu-xiao-xue-sheng-chong-ru-hui-chang-liang-wei-yuan-song-yuan

Hurt by council's decision, says Johannes Chan
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 29, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150729/news_20150729_56_1119795.htm

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

觀點:香港傳媒來去何從? (View point: What will the Hong Kong media be like in the future?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 28, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/07/150728_hongkong_media_google_hangout

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China versus the lawyers
The Diplomat, July 28, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/07/china-versus-the-lawyers/

A thorn in the side of Walmart: Wang Shishu goes to court again
China Labour Bulletin, July 27, 2015
http://www.clb.org.hk/en/content/thorn-side-walmart-wang-shishu-goes-court-again

高瑜狱中病情恶化,被要求解聘律师和认罪 (Gao Yu’s health deteriorates in prison, is asked by authorities to dismiss lawyers and admit guilt)
Boxun, July 28, 2015
http://www.boxun.com/news/gb/china/2015/07/201507282123.shtml#.VbeZEdJVhHw

Access to Information (信息公开)

Escalator death in China sets off furor online
The New York Times, July 28, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/29/world/asia/escalator-death-in-china-sets-off-furor-online.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

广东揭阳村民数月抗议土地被强占 警方凌晨入村暴力抓捕维权代表 (Jieyang (Guangdong) villagers protest for months over forcibly occupied land, police detain 2 rights defenders in early morning)
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-07272015113249.html

湖北逾百民办教师省教育厅维权遭警方驱散 (Over 100 teachers of privately-run schools in Hubei protesting for better treatment are dispersed by police)
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-07272015115332.html

Activist in bid to find whereabouts of detained Chinese rights lawyer Wang Yu
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-lawyer-07272015140807.html

China's Christians protest “evil” Communist campaign to tear down crosses
The Guardian, July 27, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/27/chinas-christians-protest-evil-communist-campaign-to-tear-down-crosses

Related:
“Chanting monks” deployed in standoff over cross demolition in China’s Zhejiang
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-churches-07272015103543.html

构建多层次全方位立体化可持续服务机制, 北京律师打造公益法律服务品牌 (Constructing a multi-level, comprehensive, three-dimensional, sustainable service mechanism: Beijing lawyers forge a public interest legal services brand)
Legal Daily, July 28, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150728/Articel02001GN.htm

湖北志愿服务条例草案提交省人大常委会审议, 政府不再直接参与志愿服务日常管理 (Standing Committee of Hubei’s People’s Congress to deliberate draft regulations on volunteer services that would end day-to-day government supervision of volunteer services)
Legal Daily, July 28, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150728/Articel03004GN.htm

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Biggest number of Chinese provincial-level corruption suspects “caught in Guangdong”
South China Morning Post, July 27, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1843983/biggest-number-chinese-provincial-level-corruption

河北重新修订信访条例, 建立重大信访问题倒查责任制 (Hebei once again amends its petition regulations, establishes investigation responsibility system for major petition problems)
Legal Daily, July 28, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150728/Articel03003GN.htm

China/Kazakhstan: 2022 games major test of Olympic reforms
Human Rights Watch, July 21, 2015
https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/07/21/china/kazakhstan-2022-games-major-test-olympic-reforms

取保候审不属国家赔偿范围 (Release on “guarantee pending further investigation” does not fall within scope of state compensation)
Anhui Daily Village Edition, July 28, 2015
http://epaper.anhuinews.com/html/ahrbncb/20150728/article_3339102.shtml

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Michael Chertoff makes the case against back doors
Emptywheel, July 26, 2015
https://www.emptywheel.net/2015/07/26/michael-chertoff-makes-the-case-against-back-doors/

950 million Android phones can be hijacked by malicious text messages
Ars Technica, July 27, 2015
http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/07/950-million-android-phones-can-be-hijacked-by-malicious-text-messages/

Hong Kong (香港)

港大校友請願促推翻先揀選副校長的決定 (HKU alumni petition to revoke pre-selection of pro-vice-chancellor)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 28, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150728/news_20150728_55_1119595.htm

Related:
港大校委會開會 馮敬恩冀立即處理副校長任命 (HKU Council to hold meeting, Student Union President requests immediate resolution of pro-vice-chancellor appointment )
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 28, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150728/news_20150728_55_1119585.htm

Hong Kong's precarious press freedom situation
Al Jazeera, July 26, 2015
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/07/hong-kong-press-freedom-150726113025983.html

China liaison office interfered with HKU pro-vice chancellor appointment, claims ex-editor
Hong Kong Free Press, July 27, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/07/27/china-liaison-office-interfered-with-hku-pro-vice-chancellor-appointment-claims-ex-editor/

香港学者李欧梵:去年香港占中至少让年轻人发声了 (HK academic Leo Ou-fan Lee: At least Hong Kong young people spoke out in last year’s Occupy Movement)
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/sd-07272015133100.html

Counterterrorism (反恐)

中方称中国颁布《国家安全法》是依法治国的重要举措 (PRC says China’s adoption of State Security Law an important act in ruling country according to law)
Netease, July 28, 2015
http://news.163.com/15/0728/07/AVJIT0VU00014JB5.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China: The best and the worst place to be a Muslim woman
Foreign Police, July 17, 2015
http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/07/17/china-feminism-islam-muslim-women-xinjiang-uighurs/

The vilification of lawyer Wang Yu and violence by other means
China Change, July 27, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/07/27/the-vilification-of-lawyer-wang-yu-and-violence-by-other-means/

China needs its human rights lawyers to fortify its rule of law
South China Morning Post, July 27, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1844025/china-needs-its-human-rights-lawyers-fortify-its-rule-law

If China wants more children, it needs to get out of the nation’s bedrooms
The Guardian, July 27, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/27/china-one-child-policy

Other unclassified databases the Chinese are probably stealing
Lawfare, July 27, 2015
http://www.lawfareblog.com/other-unclassified-databases-chinese-are-probably-stealing

Monday, July 27, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China’s crackdown on lawyers sparks debate on party’s strength
McClatchy, July 26, 2015
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/world/article28717171.html

What can you do in the face of terror – a Chinese entrepreneur responds to arrest of rights lawyers
China Change, July 24, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/07/24/what-can-you-do-in-the-face-of-terror-a-chinese-entrepreneur-responds-to-arrest-of-rights-lawyers/

Chinese activists’ subversion trial likened to a battle between justice and evil
South China Morning Post, July 26, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1843882/chinese-activists-subversion-trial-likened-battle

Related:
Excerpts from Tang Jingling’s self defense and final statement at trial
唐荆陵在法庭上所作的“自我辩护和最后陈述”
Human Rights in China, July 24, 2015
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/excerpt-tang-jinglings-self-defense-and-final-statement-trial
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/tang-jing-ling-zai-fa-ting-shang-suo-zuo-de-zi-wo-bian-hu-he-zui-hou-chen-shu

Former teacher tells court of torture as Guangzhou Three subversion trial ends
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-guangzhouthree-07242015133631.html

Activists' subversion trial ends after 11-hour session but families vow to appeal if convicted
South China Morning Post, July 27, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1843562/subversion-trial-chinese-rights-lawyer-and-activists

大陸拘捕維權律師 馬英九指反映習近平管治下政治不穩 (Ma Ying-jeou: Mainland China's crackdown on human rights lawyers reflects political instability under the Xi Jinping administration)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 27, 2015
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/4-held-in-china-for-leaking-military-secrets-to-foreign-spies/article7463819.ece

Related:
BBC中國總編輯凱瑞專訪台灣總統馬英九全文 (Full transcript of Ma Ying-jeou’s interview with BBC chief China editor)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 27, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/07/150727_transcript_taiwan_ma_interview

声援律师倪玉兰母女遭警告维权人士戈觉平被软禁逾十天 (Rights defender Ni Yulan and daughter warned by police for supporting arrested lawyers, Wang Yu's client, rights defender Ge Jiaoping, under residential surveillance for over 10 days)
Radio Free Asia, July 25, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-07242015103022.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China's state media pour scorn on Obama's Africa trip
Associated Press, July 27, 2015
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/china-obama-africa-trip_55b612fce4b0224d8832abae

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China's public security chief tries to ease fears about draft law for foreign NGOs
South China Morning Post, July 26, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1843921/chinas-public-security-chief-tries-ease-fears-about

Related:
中国称支持境外NGO发展 (China claims to support overseas NGOs' development)
Deutsche Welle, July 27, 2015
http://www.dw.com/zh/中国称支持境外ngo发展/a-18608919

Activist known for brash tactics among dozens held in China
Associated Press, July 26, 2015
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/b5fd2e4633544464866a7045e764c156/activist-known-brash-tactics-among-dozens-held-china

六四學運領袖吾爾開希宣佈競選台灣立委 (June Fourth student movement leader Wu'erkaixi to seek seat in Taiwan Parliament)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 24, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/07/150724_taiwan_election_wuer

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Rights advocates, and a monk, oppose Beijing’s winter Olympics bid
The New York Times, July 25, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/27/rights-advocates-and-a-monk-oppose-beijings-winter-olympics-bid/

Related:
IOC urged to reject Beijing’s 2022 Olympic bid amid lawyer crackdown
Hong Kong Free Press, July 26, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/07/26/ioc-urged-to-reject-beijings-2022-olympic-bid-amid-lawyer-crackdown/

中共河北省委书记落马 (Head of China's Hebei Province dismissed)
Deutsche Welle, July 24, 2015
http://www.dw.com/zh/中共河北省委书记落马/a-18605944

Related:
China’s antigraft spotlight turns on Head of Hebei Province
Wall Street Journal, July 25, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-antigraft-spotlight-turns-on-head-of-hebei-province-1437813539

Taiwan president rues lack of progress with China
British Broadcast Corporation, July 26, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-33649127

纪委书记GPS跟踪区委书记会否是“狗咬狗”(Secretary of Committee for Discipline Inspection uses GPS to follow Party secretary—an instance of dog-eat-dog?)
Netease, July 24, 2015
http://news.163.com/15/0724/10/AV9JEFR300014AEE.html

Dark corner of China's rise: A surge in trafficked children
The Christian Science Monitor, July 27, 2015
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2015/0727/Dark-corner-of-China-s-rise-A-surge-in-trafficked-children

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China uses “picking quarrels” charge to cast a wider net online
The New York Times, July 26, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/27/world/asia/china-uses-picking-quarrels-charge-to-cast-a-wider-net-online.html

The PLA General Staff Department Third Department Second Bureau: an organizational overview of unit 61398
Project 2049 Institute, July 27, 2015
http://www.project2049.net/documents/Stokes_PLA_General_Staff_Department_Unit_61398.pdf

Hong Kong (香港)

港大校友關注組收集逾2500簽名 明日刊登聯署廣告 (HKU Alumni concern group gathers over 2500 signatures in petition urging timely appointment of pro-vice-chancellor based on search committee’s recommendation)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 27, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150727/news_20150727_55_1119339.htm

Related:
劉進圖撰文:拖延副校任命粉碎港大循規管治 (HKU alumnus & ex Mingpao chief editor Kevin Lau pen essay: Postponing appointment of pro-vice-chancellor destroys HKU's regulations platform)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 27, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150727/news_20150727_55_1119192.htm

Protesters march to High Court over “breast assault” conviction
Hong Kong Free Press, July 27, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/07/27/protesters-march-to-high-court-over-breast-assault-conviction/

National Security and Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

地铁安全与反恐防暴研讨会在西安召开 (Subway Security and Counter-Terrorism Conference convenes in Xi’an)
Shaanxi Daily, July 27, 2015
http://www.shaanxi.gov.cn/0/1/9/39/198433.htm

China says it holds two "violent terrorists" after police shootout in Zhejiang
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-terror-07242015103734.html

China’s elegant, flawed, grand strategy
The Diplomat, July 25, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/07/chinas-elegant-flawed-grand-strategy/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

非政府组织不是反政府组织 (Non-governmental organizations are not anti-governmental organizations)
Sina News, July 27, 2015
http://news.sina.com.cn/zl/zatan/blog/2015-07-27/09274150/1792866967/6adcfa970102vn4x.shtml

With HKU under fire, who is meddling with Hong Kong’s academic freedom?
Hong Kong Free Press, July 25, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/07/25/with-hku-under-fire-who-is-meddling-with-hong-kongs-academic-freedom/

China’s clickbait nationalism
Tea Leaf Nation, July 25, 2015
http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/07/25/china-clickbait-nationalism-japan-war/

Getting Rid of Lawyers Is the Start of Fascism
China Change, July 26, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/07/27/getting-rid-of-lawyers-is-the-start-of-fascism/

Friday, July 24, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“广州三君子”案律师大反击 择期宣判围观公民遭遣返 (Lawyers for “Guangzhou Three” strike back, trial ends without verdict and onlookers and are forcibly turned away)
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/Xinwen/lvshidafanji-07242015085411.html

Related:
Excerpt from Tang Jingling’s self defense and final statement at trial
唐荆陵在法庭上所作的“自我辩护和最后陈述”
Human Rights in China, July 24, 2015
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/excerpt-tang-jinglings-self-defense-and-final-statement-trial
CH:http://www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/tang-jing-ling-zai-fa-ting-shang-suo-zuo-de-zi-wo-bian-hu-he-zui-hou-chen-shu

Tight security as trial resumes of Chinese rights lawyer and activists charged with subversion
South China Morning Post, July 23, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1843041/tight-security-trial-resumes-chinese-rights-lawyer-and

“广州三君子”案续开审各界关注 香港支联会发起“伞聚”声援 (Reopening of trial of “Guangzhou Three” garners attention, HK Alliance organizes “umbrella gathering” in support)
Radio Free Asia, July 23, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-07232015121029.html

广东惠州网民叶晓峥案开庭 (Guangdong netizen Ye Xiaozheng’s case brought to court)
Radio Free Asia, July 23, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-07232015124437.html

Another Tibetan activist dies in Chinese detention
Voice of America, July 23, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/another-tibetan-activist-dies-in-chinese-detention/2875712.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China’s reality shows must uphold “socialist core values,” regulator says
The Wall Street Journal, July 23, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/07/23/chinas-reality-shows-must-uphold-socialist-core-values-regulator-says/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

在台西藏人台湾内政部移民署抗议 移民法落日条款使藏人成国际孤儿 (Tibetans protest Immigration Law’s “Sunset Clause” at Immigration Agency in Taiwan, say it has made Tibetans in exile international orphans)
Radio Free Asia, July 23, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/hx2-07232015104051.html

What has Ai Weiwei been doing these last four years?
The Telegraph, July 23, 2015
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11757506/What-has-Ai-Weiwei-been-doing-these-last-four-years.html

Video: Taiwan students arrested after breaking into gov’t building to oppose “China-centric” curriculum
Hong Kong Free Press, July 24, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/07/24/video-taiwan-students-arrested-after-breaking-into-govt-building-to-oppose-china-centric-curriculum/

Rights groups criticize both 2022 Winter Olympic bids
Voice of America, July 23, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-rights-groups-critisize-both-winter-olympics-bids/2875566.html

凝聚社会监督力量推动维权协同共治, 寻找最美消费维权人物活动启动(Coalescing the power of social supervision to promote “rights defense” coordination and joint management: the search for the “most beautiful consumer rights defender” begins)
Legal Daily, July 24, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150724/Articel06004GN.htm

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Render unto Caesar: Party leaders persecute churches even as they try to co-opt them
The Economist, July 25, 2015
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21659757-party-leaders-persecute-churches-even-they-try-co-opt-them-render-unto-caesar

China may bring in “two-child policy” to tackle demographic time bomb
The Guardian, July 23, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/23/china-may-adopt-two-child-policy-this-year-as-demographic-timebomb-looms

Hong Kong (香港)

Police officers are “bullied” by provocative protesters, claims police watchdog chairman
Hong Kong Free Press, July 23, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/07/23/police-officers-are-bullied-by-provocative-protesters-claims-police-watchdog-chairman/

中大新傳學院民調顯示逾五成半受訪者不想梁振英連任 (CUHK Journalism & Communication Dept survey: Over 55% of interviewees do not want CY Leung to be reappointed)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 24, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150724/news_20150724_55_1118680.htm

National Security and Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

Writer criticizes China's new national security laws
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 23, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33645768

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Biographies of lawyers, staffers and activists detained or disappeared in the July 10 nationwide raid against rights lawyers
China Change, July 23, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/07/23/biographies-of-lawyers-staffers-and-activists-detained-or-disappeared-in-the-july-10-nationwide-raid-against-rights-lawyers/

現代中國儒學者能接受同性婚姻嗎? (Can modern Chinese Confucian scholars accept same sex marriage?)
South China Morning Post, July 24, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/tc/national/14eb551b380fbc7/xian-dai-zhong-guo-ru-xue-zhe-neng-jie-shou-tong-xing-hun-yin-ma-

国家安全审查监管上升到法律层面, 给经济安全领域加一把“安全锁” (State Security examinations and inspections rise to legal standards, adding “safety lock” to economic security)
Legal Daily, July 24, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150724/Articel03004GN.htm

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

张掖中院为家庭暴力受害人撑起司法保护伞 (Zhang Yezhong Court affords protection under law for victims of domestic violence)
Kaixian, July 23, 2015
http://www.kaixian.tv/gd/2015/0723/38951.html

China targeting rights lawyers in a crackdown
The New York Times, July 22, 2015
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/07/23/world/asia/china-crackdown-human-rights-lawyers.html

Related:
Chinese crackdown on lawyers casts shadow over activists' trial
South China Morning Post, July 23, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1842904/chinese-crackdown-lawyers-casts-shadow-over-activists

China's missing rights lawyers
The New York Times, July 22, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/07/22/world/asia/china-missing-rights-defenders.html

Mass suppression of lawyers reveals true nature of Xi’s “rule by law”

对维权律师的大规模镇压揭示了习近平“依法治国”的真实面目
Human Rights in China, July 16, 2015
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-and-defenders
CH: http://hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-da-gui-mo-zhen-ya-wei-quan-lu-shi-he-huo-yue-ren-shi

Activists warned off attending subversion trial of “Guangzhou Three”
Radio Free Asia, July 22, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-guangzhou-07222015134626.html

Related:
唐荆陵案辩护人:就法官党员身份激烈争辩(Tang Jingling’s defense lawyer: heated debate breaks out regarding court officials' party membership)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 23, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/07/150723_china_tang_lawyer

Access to Information (信息公开)

The hypocrisy of China’s war on pollution
The Diplomat, July 23, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/07/the-hypocrisy-of-chinas-war-on-pollution/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

艾未未獲當局發還護照 重獲出國自由 (Ai Weiwei has his passport returned and regains freedom to go overseas)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 22, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/07/150722_china_aiweiwei_passports

Chinese activist hits out at Beijing's Winter Olympics bid
Radio Free Asia, July 22, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-olympics-07222015103135.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Former chief of China’s state-owned Bright Dairy put under corruption investigation
South China Morning Post, July 22, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1842812/former-chief-chinas-state-owned-bright-dairy-put-under

Central China official under probe for discipline violation
China daily, July 23, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-07/23/content_21386423.htm

How do Chinese officials explain their corruption? People’s Daily counts the ways
The Wall Street Journal, July 22, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/07/22/how-do-chinese-officials-explain-their-corruption-peoples-daily-counts-the-ways/

China and Magna Carta
The Diplomat, July 23, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/07/china-and-magna-carta/

China seeks to cap Beijing population at 23 million by 2020
The Hindu, July 22, 2015
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/china-seeks-to-cap-beijing-population-at-23-million-by-2020/article7451130.ece

Hong Kong (香港)

New home affairs minister’s ties to pro-Beijing party spark concerns
Hong Kong Free Press, July 22, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/07/22/new-home-affairs-ministers-ties-to-pro-beijing-party-spark-concerns/

英国敦促中国重启香港政改谈判
U.K. urges China and Hong Kong to restart talks on political reform
Financial Times, July 22, 2015
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001063138
EN: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/3b7043ec-302b-11e5-91ac-a5e17d9b4cff.html#axzz3ghq92Qmk

《明報》前總編遇襲案:有人付20萬買兇 一被告稱仍未收款 (Assault of ex-Mingpao chief editor: Attackers were to be paid $13K each, 1 claims not to have received money yet)
South China Morning Post, July 23, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/tc/hk-macau-tw/14eb91912cfa5e2/ming-bao-qian-zong-bian-yu-xi-an-you-ren-fu-20-wan-mai-xiong-yi-bei-gao-cheng-reng-wei-shou-kuan

香港学民思潮发言人遭政府禁言 脸书被入侵成员资料外泄 (Hong Kong Scholarism spokesperson banned by government, Facebook account hacked and members' information leaked)
Radio Free Asia, July 22, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/xl2-07222015103803.html

China cracks down on Hong Kong evangelists
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 22, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-33619331

Counterterrorism (反恐)

国产特种车:智能反恐制暴 装甲车摩托灭火 (Domestically-produced special vehicles for counterterrorism include armored cars and motorcycles)
CQ News, July 23, 2015
http://www.cqnews.net/node_311753/content_34826089.htm

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Just how far will Chinese tolerate the CCP's authoritarianism?
The Diplomat, July 21, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/07/just-how-far-will-chinese-tolerate-the-ccps-authoritarianism/

Crime and punishment of China’s Rights Lawyers
China Change, July 23, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/07/23/crime-and-punishment-of-chinas-rights-lawyers/

法制日报:修复社会关系,司法的能与不能 (Legal Daily: Repairing societal relations, what judicial system can and can’t do)
Legal Daily, July 23, 2015
http://opinion.people.com.cn/n/2015/0723/c1003-27348535.html

施展、尚观:西北望长安 (Looking at Changan from the northwest)
Gongshiwang, July 19, 2015
http://www.21ccom.net/articles/history/gudai/20150709126617_all.html?from=singlemessage&isappinstalled=0

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Detained Chinese rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang denied legal counsel for nearly a month, wife says
Associated Press, July 20, 2015
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/8f339534706849dca838fffbe2095cbb/AS--China-Rights-Lawyer

China's war on rights lawyers part of wider “stability maintenance” plan
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-lawyers-07212015140342.html

Related:
State media: More confessions from “Black Friday” lawyers
China Digital Times, July 21, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/07/state-media-more-confessions-from-black-friday-lawyers/

Detained lawyers “at risk of torture” as Taiwan voices support
Hong Kong Free Press, July 22, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/07/22/detained-lawyers-at-risk-of-torture-as-taiwan-voices-support/

数十人权团体谴责中国再次违反法律程序 香港学界首参与联署声援律师 (Dozens of human rights groups condemn China’s repeated violations of legal procedures, Hong Kong academics join for first t time petition for detained lawyers)
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-07212015102502.html

Law Society condemns mainland crackdown
The Standard, July 22, 2015
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=21&art_id=159316&sid=44870283&con_type=1&d_str=20150722

Statement of Law Society on the arrests and detention of lawyers in China
香港律師會就近日內地律師被逮捕及拘留之回應
The Law Society of Hong Kong, July 21, 2015
EN: http://www.hklawsoc.org.hk/pub_e/news/press/20150721.asp
CH: http://www.hklawsoc.org.hk/pub_c/news/press/20150721.asp

Chinese police are said to seize ashes of Tibetan Monk Tenzin Delek Rinpoche
警方夺走西藏喇嘛丹增德勒骨灰
The New York Times, July 22, 2015
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/22/world/asia/chinese-police-are-said-to-seize-ashes-of-tibetan-monk-tenzin-delek-rinpoche.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20150722/c22tibetan/

Access to Information (信息公开)

Taming the flood: How China’s leaders “guide” public opinion
Chia File, July 20, 2015
http://www.chinafile.com/reporting-opinion/media/taming-flood

Why China’s propagandists love the Internet
Foreign Policy, July 21, 2015
http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/07/21/why-chinas-propagandists-love-the-internet/#

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Naked protester detained by Chinese police wanted mum to visit Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, July 21, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1842646/naked-protester-detained-chinese-police-wanted-mum

曾参与香港反国教、雨伞等运动的三名香港学生领袖抵台 (Three Hong Kong social movement student leaders participate in Taiwan conference)
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/hx2-07212015124438.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

借反腐之名的权力斗争 (Power struggle in the name of fighting graft)
Deutsche Welle, July 20, 2015
http://www.dw.com/zh/借反腐之名的权力斗争/a-18597642

Ling Jihua arrested, expelled from party
China Digital Times, July 20, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/07/hu-jintao-aide-ling-jihua-arrested-expelled-from-party/

Related:
How Ling Jihua, once one of China's most powerful men, fell from grace
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1842645/fall-grace-ling-jihua-once-one-chinas-most-powerful-men

廣東省預防腐敗局局長鐘世堅因腐敗被查 (Guangdong top graft buster Zhong Shijian investigated for corruption)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 21, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/07/150721_china_corruption_zhong

环保部:支持环保组织提起环境公益诉讼 (Ministry of Environmental Protection welcomes civil society to file suits about environmental protection interests)
People’s Daily, July 22, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2015/0722/c1001-27341220.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing won’t waver in its approach to Hong Kong's democratic development, says NPC chief Zhang Dejiang
South China Morning Post, July 21, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1842476/key-central-government-leader-says-beijing-wont-waver-its

HK's desire for democracy still strong: UK
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 21, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150721/news_20150721_56_1117886.htm

Related:
Written Ministerial Statement on the Hong Kong six-monthly report
Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom, July 21, 2015
https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/written-ministerial-statement-on-the-hong-kong-six-monthly-report

National Security and Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

Suicide bombings in China: Beyond terrorism
The Diplomat, July 21, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/07/suicide-bombings-in-china-beyond-terrorism/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

A sea change for the rule of law in China
Lawfare, July 20, 2015
http://www.lawfareblog.com/sea-change-rule-law-china

Louisa Lim: “I wanted to discover how Chinese people became complicit in an act of mass amnesia”
The Guardian, July 22, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2015/jul/21/louisa-lim-the-peoples-republic-of-amnesia-tiananmen-revisited-china

大家談中國:計劃生育受害者有權要求賠償 (Victims of family planning measures have the right to demand compensation)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 21, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/comments_on_china/2015/07/150721_coc_one_child_compensation

Is China’s reform era over and, if so, what’s next?
China File, July 21, 2015
http://www.chinafile.com/conversation/chinas-reform-era-over-and-if-so-whats-next

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

The Chinese rights lawyer denied right to see his lawyer
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1842320/chinese-rights-lawyer-denied-right-see-his-lawyer

Related:
律师会见浦志强受到限制 (Lawyer prevented from meeting with Pu Zhiqiang)
Deutsche Welle, July 20, 2015
http://www.dw.com/zh/律师会见浦志强受到限制/a-18596025"

At least six missing after clampdown on human rights lawyers in China
The Guardian, July 21, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/21/human-rights-lawyers-china-missing-clampdown

Related:
China: secretly detained lawyers at risk of torture
Human Rights Watch, July 20, 2015
https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/07/20/china-secretly-detained-lawyers-risk-torture

人权观察指律师被捕反映北京“极度厌恶”法治 (Human Rights Watch says crackdown on lawyers demonstrates Beijing’s “extraordinary disdain for rule of law”)
Radio France Internationale, July 21, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150721-人权观察指律师被捕反映北京“极度厌恶”法治/

Mass suppression of lawyers reveals true nature of Xi’s “rule by law”
对维权律师的大规模镇压揭示了习近平“依法治国”的真实面目
Human Rights in China, July 16, 2015

EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-and-defenders
CH: http://hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-da-gui-mo-zhen-ya-wei-quan-lu-shi-he-huo-yue-ren-shi

Accusations fly as China crackdown pits former official against top lawyer friend
Hong Kong Free Press, July 21, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/07/21/accusations-fly-as-china-crackdown-pits-former-official-against-top-lawyer-friend/

China human-rights lawyers targeted [VIDEO]
The Wall Street Journal, July 20, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/video/china-human-rights-lawyers-targeted/1E429246-4A5B-4931-828A-74C2DA31C101.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Rumours, politics and corruption most likely topics to be censored on Chinese messaging app WeChat
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/tech/apps-gaming/article/1840933/rumours-politics-and-corruption-most-likely-topics-be-censored

Related:
“Cancer-causing bras” and North Korea’s “downfall”: WeChat censors actual rumors
Wall Street Journal, July 21, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/07/21/cancer-causing-bras-and-north-koreas-downfall-wechat-censors-actual-rumors/

China blocks Telegram messenger for “aiding rights advocates”
Global Voices, July 20, 2015
https://globalvoicesonline.org/2015/07/20/china-blocks-telegram-messenger-for-aiding-rights-advocates/

北京独立制片人杨伟东被以“寻衅滋事”罪名刑拘 (Beijing independent filmmaker Yang Weidong criminally detained for “picking quarrels and provoking troubles”)
Radio France Internationale, July 20, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr//中国/20150720-北京独立制片人杨伟东被以“寻衅滋事”罪名刑拘

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Xi turns back the clock on women’s rights in China
The Wall Street Journal, July 20, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/xi-turns-back-the-clock-on-womens-rights-in-china-1437454619

Mixed verdict on Chinese environmental public interest lawsuits
The Diplomat, July 20, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/07/mixed-verdict-on-chinese-environmental-public-interest-lawsuits/

Related:
Measures on public participation in environmental protection
环境保护公众参与办法
Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China, July 13, 2015
EN: http://chinalawtranslate.com/环境保护公众参与办法/?lang=en
CH: http://www.zhb.gov.cn/gkml/hbb/bl/201507/t20150720_306928.htm

中国维稳管制严上加严 (China’s stability maintenance measures get harsher and harsher)
Radio Free Asia, July 20, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/kejiaowen/cyl-07202015141530.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

With days to go, human rights groups question whether China should be awarded another Olympic Games
The Speaker, July 20, 2015
http://thespeaker.co/sports/with-days-to-go-human-rights-groups-question-whether-china-should-be-awarded-another-olympic-games/

Related:
IOC: Don’t reward China’s worsening oppression with another Olympic Games
Change.org, July 20, 2015
https://www.change.org/p/international-olympic-committee-ioc-don-t-reward-china-s-worsening-oppression-with-another-olympic-games

A woman scorned: Retired Chinese official’s ex-wife exposes his “three mistresses, bribe-taking”
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1841250/retired-chinese-officials-ex-wife-exposes-his-corrupt

Top Chinese official is ousted from Communist Party
The New York Times, July 21, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/21/world/asia/top-chinese-official-is-ousted-from-communist-party.html

Related:
China to prosecute former aide to retired president
Reuters, July 20, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/20/us-china-corruption-idUSKCN0PU1IT20150720

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong barristers campaign over China's “arbitrary” detention of rights lawyers
Radio Free Asia, July 20, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-lawyers-07202015144633.html

港台媒体指周世锋可能是被认罪 (Hong Kong and Taiwan media suspect Zhou Shifeng’s confession was forced)
Radio France Internationale, July 19, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150719-港台媒体指周世锋可能是被认罪/

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

China airs “bomb attack confession” from Xinjiang man
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 20, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-33591437

中国新国安法的泛国家安全观风险 (The risks posed by the broad concept of state security of the new State Security Law)
Financial Times, July 20, 2015
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001063071?full=y

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Is Beijing’s decision on democracy in Hong Kong written in stone?
Hong Kong Free Press, July 20, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/07/20/is-beijings-decision-on-democracy-in-hong-kong-written-in-stone/

周永康案的启示:宪法还是暴力? (Lesson from Zhou Yongkang case: Constitutionalsim or violence?)
Financial Times, July 21, 2015
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001063065

Monday, July 20, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China carries out crackdown on lawyers and activists
Al Jazeera, July 19, 2015
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/07/china-crackdown-lawyers-activists-150719112829794.html

Related:
Published “confessions” stoke fair trial fears for lawyers held in Chinese crackdown
South China Morning Post, July 19, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1841387/published-confessions-stoke-fears-lawyers-held-chinese

China publishes "confession" of law firm director, arrests continue
中国官方媒体称维权律师"认罪忏悔"
Deutsche Presse-Agentur International, July 19, 2015
EN: http://www.dpa-international.com/news/asia/china-publishes-confession-of-law-firm-director-arrests-continue-a-45917177.html
CH: http://www.dw.com/zh/中国官方媒体称维权律师认罪忏悔/a-18594153

北京锋锐律所案追踪:向法院施压企图“有罪判无罪” (Beijing Fengrui law firm case update: Pressuring the court in attempt to change “guilty” verdict to “not guilty”)
Legal Daily, July 18, 2015
http://legal.people.com.cn/n/2015/0718/c42510-27324947.html

HK legal heavyweights urge China to “uphold rule of law” as justice dept refuses to sign petition
Hong Kong Free Press, July 19, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/07/19/hong-kongs-legal-heavyweights-urge-china-to-uphold-rule-of-law-as-pressure-mounts-on-justice-chief/

河北老民:向黄庆畅邹伟两位记者讨教 (Elder citizen from Hebei seeks “advice” from 2 official media journalists who reported on the “rights defense lawyers crime syndicate”)
The New Citizens’ Movement, July 20, 2015
http://xgmyd.com/archives/20105

【直擊】中國維權律師失蹤 同業奔走救人 (Chinese rights defense lawyers disappear, colleagues rush about to save them)
Apple Daily, July 19, 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYD5Gy2oyaA

Statement of the Hong Kong Bar Association on reports of multiple arrests made of Mainland legal professionals
香港大律師公會就近期有關多名中國內地律師被拘留的報導的聲明
Hong Kong Bar Association, July 18, 2015
EN: http://www.hkba.org/whatsnew/press-release/Press_Statement_on_Jul_18_(Eng).pdf
CH: http://www.hkba.org/whatsnew/press-release/Press_Statement_on_Jul_18_(Chi).pdf

Open letter: Arrest and detention of lawyers and human rights activists in China
Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, July 17, 2015
http://barhumanrights.org.uk/sites/default/files/documents/biblio/open_letter_to_president_of_peoples_republic_of_china.pdf

Access to Information (信息公开)

China state media’s Ramadan rally
Wall Street Journal, July 17, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/07/17/china-state-medias-ramadan-rally/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China's Xi tells army to learn from uncorrupt past
Reuters, July 17, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/17/us-china-hongkong-idUSKCN0PR0VT20150717

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

Making Sense of China’s New National Security Law
Sri Lanka Guardian, July 20, 2015
http://www.slguardian.org/?p=28882

內蒙:9外國客認涉恐被逐 遊客:只看了成吉思汗紀錄片 (Inner Mongolia: 9 tourists deported after watching Genghis Khan documentary mistaken for a “terror video”)
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/tc/national/14ea97701946e33/nei-meng-9-wai-guo-ke-ren-she-kong-bei-zhu-you-ke-zhi-kan-liao-cheng-ji-si-han-ji-lu-pian

「中國抓獲恐怖分子欲炸石家莊商場」 (“China arrests Uyghurs suspected of planning bomb attack on Shijiazhuang shopping mall”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 20, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/07/150720_china_terror_suspect

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Lack of due process mars China’s war on drugs
East Asia Forum, July 20, 2015
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2015/07/20/lack-of-due-process-mars-chinas-war-on-drugs/

China’s irrepressible lawyers
Washington Post, July 19, 2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/chinas-irrepressible-lawyers/2015/07/19/81d0a04e-2a7b-11e5-a250-42bd812efc09_story.html

She was a quiet commercial lawyer. Then China turned against her.
The Washington Post, July 18, 2015
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/she-was-a-quiet-commercial-lawyer-then-china-turned-against-her/2015/07/18/fe45876c-2b3d-11e5-960f-22c4ba982ed4_story.html

Breaking the law: China rounds up its lawyers
The Huffington Post, July 18, 2015
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/harriet-garland/china-laywers_b_7819004.html

China’s young people have spoken. And what they want is sex
The Guardian, July 16, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/16/china-sex-viral-video-uniqlo

Related:
Uniqlo sex video couple arrested, say Chinese authorities
The Guardian, July 19, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/19/uniqlo-sex-video-couple-arrested-say-chinese-authorities

Friday, July 17, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China detains 100 lawyers, activists
Voice of America, July 17, 2015
http://learningenglish.voanews.com/content/china-detains-100-lawyers-activists/2860545.html

Related:
Canada gravely concerned by detention and disappearance of lawyers and activists in China
Government of Canada, July 16, 2015, July 14, 2015
http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/china-chine/highlights-faits/2015/CanadaGravelyConcernedbyDetentionandDisappearanceofLawyersandActivistsinChina.aspx?lang=en

Recent human rights developments in China
Australian Government, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, July 17, 2015
http://dfat.gov.au/news/media-releases/Pages/recent-human-rights-developments-in-china.aspx

China: Massive crackdown of human rights lawyers continues
Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights, China Labor Bulletin, and Human Rights in China, July 16, 2015
https://www.fidh.org/International-Federation-for-Human-Rights/asia/china/china-massive-crackdown-of-human-rights-lawyers-continues

Mass suppression of lawyers reveals true nature of Xi’s “rule by law”
对维权律师的大规模镇压揭示了习近平“依法治国”的真实面目
Human Rights in China, July 16, 2015
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-and-defenders
CH:http://hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-da-gui-mo-zhen-ya-wei-quan-lu-shi-he-huo-yue-ren-shi

UN, EU, nations speak out against China’s crackdown on lawyers
Hong Kong Free Press, July 16, 2015, July 14, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/07/17/un-eu-nations-speak-out-against-chinas-crackdown-on-lawyers/

Statement issued by the [Hong Kong] Legal ECs in relation to the mass arrest, detention and disappearance of lawyers in China
法律界選委就被大規模拘捕、羈留及失蹤的中國律師發出的聲明
Hong Kong Lawyers, July 16, 2015
http://bit.ly/1I8MZen

Statement on the detention of human rights lawyers in China
The Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong, July 17, 2015
http://fcchk.org/article/fcchk-statement-detention-human-rights-lawyers-china