Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

广东高院发布2015年第一季度行政诉讼十大典型案例 (Guangdong Supreme Court publishes ten main types of administrative lawsuits of Q1 2015)
Guangdong Courts, May 8, 2015
http://bit.ly/1PCn7rh

202所监狱建成减假暂办案平台 (202 prisons establish sentence reduction, parole, and case-handling platforms)
Legal Daily, May , 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150511/Articel02008GN.htm

Chinese judicial departments to better handle petitions
Xinhua, May 8, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-05/08/c_134222588.htm

China’s rule of law plan is for real
East Asia Forum, May 10, 2015
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2015/05/10/chinas-rule-of-law-plan-is-for-real/

中國活動人士因煽動顛覆罪被判5年監禁 (Chinese activist Liu Jiacai sentenced to 5 years for inciting subversion of state power)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 11, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/05/150511_liu_jiacai_sentence

China jails Suzhou eviction protester for eight years
Radio Free Asia, May 8, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/suzhou-eviction-protestor-jailed-for-eight-years-05082015120259.html

Related:
公民广场: 范木根案大事记 (Citizens’ Square: Fan Mugen case timeline)
Human Rights in China, February 4, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/fan-mu-gen-da-shi-ji

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国国家安全法草案增加网络主权规定 (China’s national security law supplemented with cyber-sovereignty regulations)
Voice of America, May 11, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-security-20150508/2759564.html

Related:
中华人民共和国国家安全法(草案)(二次审议稿)征求意见 (National Security Law of the People's Republic of China (2nd draft for review))
[Proposed National Security Law now open for public comment]
The National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China, May 7, 2015
http://www.npc.gov.cn/COBRS_LFYJNEW/user/UserIndex.jsp?ID=6691283

LinkedIn CEO on Chinese censorship: “It’s gut-wrenching”
Buzzfeed, May 9, 2015
http://www.buzzfeed.com/josephbernstein/linkedin-ceo-on-chinese-censorship-its-gut-wrenching

China tightens national security in wake of Snowden revelations
The Irish Times, May 9, 2015
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/asia-pacific/china-tightens-national-security-in-wake-of-snowden-revelations-1.2205576

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

贾西津:用国家安全视角看待国际关系影响社会经济发展 (Jia Xijin: viewing international relations from a national security perspective will impact socio-economic development)
Phoenix New Media, May 11, 2015
http://news.ifeng.com/a/20150511/43732232_0.shtml/

A slow death? China’s draft foreign NGO management law
China Law and Policy, May 10, 2015
http://chinalawandpolicy.com/

How does China's foreign NGO management law curb the development of civil society?
Global Voices, May 10, 2015
https://globalvoicesonline.org/2015/05/10/how-does-chinas-foreign-ngo-management-law-curb-the-development-of-civil-society/

Related:
Cheatsheet for understanding the FNGO law
China Law Translate, May 11, 2015
http://chinalawtranslate.com/en/cheatsheet-for-understanding-the-fngo-law/

境外非政府组织管理法(草案二次审议稿)全文 (Overseas NGO Draft Law (2nd draft for review)) [Proposed Overseas NGO Draft 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

Global campaign preceded surprise move to free Chinese activists
Reuters, May 7, 2015
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/05/07/uk-china-rights-women-idUKKBN0NS2GF20150507

Call for release of three mainland activists
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 8, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150509/news_20150509_56_1098233.htm

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China ex-security tsar Zhou Yongkang's trial delayed amid speculation he withdrew confession
South China Morning Post, May 10, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1792418/trial-chinas-former-security-tsar-zhou-yongkang-hit

Wang Qishan highlights Party discipline in anti-corruption effort
China Daily, May 11, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-05/10/content_20675042.htm

Related:
中國反腐總管再強調「黨紀嚴於國法」(China’s anti-graft campaign head Wang Qishan reiterates that “party discipline overrides national laws”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 10, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/05/150510_wang_qishan_ccp

Former banker said to be detained amid corruption inquiry
Caixin, May 8, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-05-08/100807558.html

China repatriates No 2 “Sky Net” fugitive official who fled to Singapore after alleged 94m yuan fraud
South China Morning Post, May 10, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1791773/china-repatriates-no-2-sky-net-fugitive-official-who

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

U.S. asks China to investigate cyber attack targeting U.S. sites
Reuters, May 8, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/08/us-cybersecurity-usa-china-idUSKBN0NT1S820150508

Social media encouraging corruption whistleblowing
China Daily, May 9, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-05/09/content_20665420.htm

Counterterrorism (反恐)

China issues arrest warrant for nine Uyghurs near Mongolian border
Radio Free Asia, May 8, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/warrant-05082015143010.html

北京反恐發40萬獎金 店主舉報顧客買斧頭獲獎 (Beijing gives shop owner RMB 400,000 award for reporting a customer who bought a lot of hatchets)
Beijing Times, May 11, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/BIG5/n/2015/0511/c70731-26979525.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Security law “not for Beijing to tighten grip”
The Standard, May 11, 2015
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=4&art_id=156866&sid=44435101&con_type=1&d_str=20150511&fc=10

梁爱诗:国安法非钳制压迫 有推翻党的思想行为就是颠覆 (Former HK Secretary for Justice Elsie Leung: National security law is not repressive, anti-Party ideas and actions constitute subversion)
South China Morning Post, May 11, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk-macau-tw/14d41450e617a9d/liang-ai-shi-guo-an-fa-fei-qian-zhi-ya-po-you-tui-fan-dang-di-si-xiang-hang-wei-jiu-shi-dian-fu

Related:
New draft of China’s national security law for first time highlights Hong Kong’s responsibilities
South China Morning Post, May 8, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1788847/new-draft-chinas-national-security-law-first-time-highlights

支持政改民意跌 劉慧卿促特區政府向北京說明 (Democratic Party Emily Lau urges HK government to inform Beijing about dwindling public support for reform proposal)
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 11, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150511/news_20150511_55_1098715.htm