Thursday, April 23, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

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

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

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

Access to Information (信息公开)

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

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

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

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

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

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

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

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

Government Accountability (政府问责)

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

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

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

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

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

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

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

Hong Kong (香港)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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