Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Woman suing China Post for gender discrimination
Channel News Asia, May 5, 2015
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/woman-suing-china-post/1825796.html

Does money matter when determining which Chinese court will hear your dispute?
Supreme People's Court Monitor, May 5, 2015
http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/2015/05/05/does-money-matter-when-determining-which-chinese-court-will-hear-your-dispute/

China extends detention of rights lawyer ahead of Tiananmen anniversary
浦志强案再度延长审限15天
Radio Free Asia, May 4, 2015
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawyer-05042015130336.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-05042015101444.html

全面依法治国,开启中国法治新时代 (Ruling country in complete accordance with the law, Opening new rule-of-law era in China)
People’s Daily, May 5, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2015/0505/c1001-26947587.html

Related:
依宪治国的精神基础 (Intellectual basis for ruling the country by constitution)
Financial Times, May 5, 2015
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001061843

The will of the party: with discussion of legal reform dominating China’s annual Two Sessions, China’s leadership continues to push forward its “rule by law” agenda
News China Magazine, May, 2015
http://www.newschinamag.com/magazine/the-will-of-the-party

Access to Information (信息公开)

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

Chinese military warned not give away “secrets” on social media
South China Morning Post, May 5, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1786451/chinese-military-warned-not-give-away-secrets-social

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

出台重大决策 公众参与是必经程序 (New laws in Sichuan coming into effect on June 1 will make soliciting public comments compulsory for all new laws and major policies)
Sichuan Legal News, May 5, 2015
http://dzb.scfzbs.com/shtml/scfzb/20150505/26443.shtml

Related:
四川省人民政府拟定地方性法规草案和制定规章程序规定 (Rules of Sichuan Province People’s Government on Procedures for Drafting Local Regulations and Enacting Regulations)
http://www.sc.gov.cn/10462/10883/11066/2015/5/1/10334482.shtml


四川省重大行政决策程序规定 (Sichuan Province Regulations on Procedures for Major Policies )
http://www.sc.gov.cn/10462/10883/11066/2015/5/1/10334481.shtml

境外非政府组织管理法(草案二次审议稿)全文 (Foreign NGO Management Law (2nd draft for review)) [Proposed foreign NGO management law now open for public comment]
The National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China
http://www.npc.gov.cn/npc/xinwen/lfgz/flca/2015-05/05/content_1935666.htm

Thousands of PLA veterans protest in China's Hubei
Radio Free Asia, May 4, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/thousands-of-pla-veterans-protest-in-hubei-05042015113307.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

上海:从制度上严防领导干部“一家两制” (Shanghai to prohibit senior officials from practicing “one family, two systems”)
People’s Daily, May 5, 2015
http://paper.people.com.cn/rmrb/html/2015-05/05/nw.D110000renmrb_20150505_5-01.htm

Related:
Shanghai bans officials’ relatives from running private businesses
Financial Times, May 5, 2015
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/06a7caa2-f301-11e4-a979-00144feab7de.html

China to let 100 think-tanks bloom
中国智库迎来“百花齐放”年代?
Financial Times, May 4, 2015
EN: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/115be32a-f234-11e4-b914-00144feab7de.html#axzz3ZG5438F6
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001061865

China military says army yet to fully embrace rule of law
Reuters, May 4, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/05/us-china-defence-corruption-idUSKBN0NQ05P20150505

China’s Hua Xia bank says senior official under investigation
The Wall Street Journal, May 4, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-hua-xia-bank-says-senior-official-under-investigation-1430760535

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

How China assesses civil disobedience in cyberspace
The Diplomat, May 4, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/05/how-china-assesses-civil-disobedience-in-cyberspace/

Hong Kong (香港)

記者遇襲案 認人手續准疑犯戴口罩浴帽 (Assault on journalists case: suspects allowed to wear face mask and shower cap in police lineup)
Apple Daily, May 5, 2015
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/art/20150505/19136278

Related:
New Hong Kong police chief says suspects have rights as he is drawn into row over identity parade
South China Morning Post, May 5, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1786124/new-hong-kong-police-chief-says-suspects-have-rights-he

Tensions simmer in Hong Kong in lead up to vote
Voice of America, May 4, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/tensions-simmer-hong-kong-vote/2747827.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China must have a more transparent system for environmental risk assessment
South China Morning Post, May 5, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1786103/china-must-have-more-transparent-system-environmental-risk