Friday, May 01, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

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

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

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

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

Access to Information (信息公开)

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

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

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

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

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

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

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

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

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

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

Counterterrorism (反恐)

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

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