Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China police on trial for woman's beating death: report
Agence France-Presse, May 15, 2015
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/World/2015/May-18/298375-china-police-on-trial-for-womans-beating-death-report.ashx

VOA连线:徐纯合案律师遇袭,疑遭报复警告 (Xie Yang, lawyer for Xu Chunhe’s family, attacked in suspected reprisal warning [VIDEO])
Voice of America, May 18, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/media/video/voaweishi-20150518-voaconnects-xu-chunhe/2775758.html

Shooting of Xu Chunhe exposes class angst in China
The Sydney Morning Herald, May 15, 2015
http://www.smh.com.au/world/shooting-of-xu-chunhe-exposes-class-angst-in-china-20150516-gh33aa.html

官方公布徐纯合视频仍未能平息争议 律师向警方申请信息公开 (Gov’t releases Xu Chunhe video and still cannot quell controversy, lawyers file OGI requests with police)
Radio Free Asia
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-05152015103238.html

Related:
China clears police officer in death of unarmed man, but controversy isn’t over
The New York Times, May 15, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/15/china-police-shooting-xu-chunhe/

Court hearing China's landmark NGO environmental lawsuit
China Daily, May 15, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-05/15/content_20729260.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

军报:决不能让互联网成为人心流失地
Army newspaper: we can absolutely not allow the Internet become a lost territory of people’s minds
People’s Liberation Army paper, May 12, 2015
CH: http://news.mod.gov.cn/headlines/2015-05/12/content_4584573.htm
EN:https://chinacopyrightandmedia.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/army-newspaper-we-can-absolutely-not-allow-the-internet-become-a-list-territory-of-peoples-minds/

Chinese journalist Gao Yu: an egg breaking against the Communist Party’s wall
South China Morning Post, May
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1800499/chinese-journalist-gao-yu-egg-breaking-against-communist-partys

Senior Chinese judges speak out on preventing injustices in China’s criminal justice system
Supreme People’s Court Monitor, May 17, 2015
http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/2015/05/17/senior-chinese-judges-speak-out-on-preventing-injustices-in-chinas-criminal-justice-system/

Related:
以审判为中心视角下的冤错案件防范 (Preventing injustice through a perspective focused on trials)
People’s Court Daily, May 13, 2015
http://rmfyb.chinacourt.org/paper/html/2015-05/13/content_97643.htm

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Cabinet said to approve study for law on public's gripes against gov't
Caixin, May 14, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-05-14/100809259.html

The future of NGOs in China
ChinaFile, May 14, 2015
http://www.chinafile.com/conversation/future-ngos-china

Related:
Pounding mentors to death: China’s draft law on foreign NGO management
China Change, May 17, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/05/17/pounding-mentors-to-death-chinas-draft-law-on-foreign-ngo-management/

Activist lawyer who defended Ai Weiwei charged with “provoking trouble”
The Guardian, May 15, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/15/lawyer-pu-zhiqiang-ai-weiwei-charged-provoking-trouble-china

Over 80 mothers spotted breastfeeding in public in Fujian province
The Shanghaiist, May 17, 2015
http://shanghaiist.com/2015/05/17/mothers_breastfeeding_in_fuzhou.php

Mainland church rebels over cross restrictions
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 16, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150516/news_20150516_56_1099984.htm

China urged to release Panchen Lama after 20 years
流亡藏人紀念「藏班禪」失蹤20週年
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 17, 2015
EN: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-32771242
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/trad/world/2015/05/150517_china_tibet_panchen_lama

四川数万人游行抗议铁路规划变更 酿流血冲突逾百人被抓 (Tens of thousands in Sichuan protest change of railway plan, leads to bloody conflict with police and over a hundred arrests)
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/yf1-05172015104721.html

China: massive protest in Linshui intense repression and resistance
Revolution News, May 16, 2015
http://revolution-news.com/china-massive-protest-in-linshui-intense-repression-and-resistance/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

广西发生一起新生男婴被活埋事件 (Baby boy buried alive in Guangxi)
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/zhuanlan/fuyouluntan/women-05152015115855.html

China, aiming to aid graft fight, urges extradition treaty with US
Channel NewsAsia, May 17, 2015
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-aiming-to-aid-graft/1852654.html

吉林紀委禁止20類飯局 網民反應不一 (Jilin Party disciplinary commission’s ban on 20 types of feasts triggers varying reactions from netizens)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 17, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/05/150517_china_jilin_banquet_ban

Infographic: China’s wanted 100
South China Morning Post, May 18, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/infographics/article/1802164/infographic-chinas-wanted-100

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Baidu’s artificial-intelligence supercomputer beats Google at image recognition
MIT Technology Review, May 13, 2015
http://www.technologyreview.com/news/537436/baidus-artificial-intelligence-supercomputer-beats-google-at-image-recognition/

See related report:
Deep Image: Scaling up Image Recognition
http://arxiv.org/pdf/1501.02876v3.pdf

Weibo kicks off 2015 with renewed growth, now has 198M monthly active users
Tech in Asia, May 15, 2015
https://www.techinasia.com/weibo-kicks-2015-renewed-growth-198m-monthly-active-users/

Online dating websites facing tougher regulation
China Daily, May 18, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-05/18/content_20744167.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

The Pulse: Audrey Eu and Elsie Leung on political reform, Basic Law teaching materials controversy
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 15, 2015
https://youtu.be/HS1depyuimY

HKU legal scholars back calls to delay vote on 2017 electoral reform
South China Morning Post, May 17, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1800547/hku-legal-scholars-back-calls-delay-vote-2017-electoral

New police chief to visit Beijing
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 18, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150518/news_20150518_56_1100364.htm

June 4 vigil “especially important this year”
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 17, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150517/news_20150517_56_1100176.htm

「普選特首結果 僅供中央參考」 泛民指劉兆佳認政改「打假波」 (Pan-dems: CPPCC delegate Lau Siu Kai admitted that political reform is a “fake game” by saying the Chief Executive election results are just for Beijing’s “reference”)
Apple Daily, May 17, 2015
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/art/20150517/19150527

「雨傘節」藝術展開幕 (“Umbrella Festival” art exhibit opens)
Apple Daily, May 17, 2015
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/news/20150517/53748477

Related:
Umbrella Festival 雨傘節
https://www.facebook.com/umbrellafest

XXX presents “It’s just the beginning: Original art from the Umbrella Movement”
https://www.facebook.com/events/545764635563119/

Counterterrorism (反恐)

第四届中国国际警用装备及反恐技术装备展览会5月19日-21日在北京 (4th China international police equipment and counterterrorism technology and equipment exhibition to take place in Beijing May 19 –21)
Phoenix New Media, May 18, 2015
http://news.ifeng.com/mil/special/4thcipate/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

The coming of age of Chinese feminism
Al Jazeera America, May 17, 2015
http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2015/5/the-coming-of-age-of-chinese-feminism.html

廖家安:高瑜的六四情结 (Liao Jia’an: Gao Yu’s June Fourth complex)
Voice of America, May 17, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/july-4-gao-20150516/2772815.html