Thursday, May 21, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

成为笑柄的浦志强案起诉书 (Pu Zhiqiang’s indictment becomes a laughingstock)
[Pages 1-3 contain Pu Zhiqiang’s indictment; pages 4-7 contain Pu’s previous weibo posts compiled by unknown sources. It is unclear whether these pages are part of the official indictment dossier.]
Outside the building (外场楼), May 20, 2015
http://www.letscorp.net/archives/89364

微博成罪证 浦志强被定煽动民族仇恨罪 (Pu Zhiqiang’s weibo posts used as evidence for charge of “inciting ethnic hatred”)
Mingpao, May 16, 2015
http://www.boxun.com/news/gb/china/2015/05/201505160801.shtml

Related:
China releases rights lawyer, Pu Zhiqiang's niece, “on bail”
浦志强外甥女屈振红被取保 民众热议微博屏蔽
Radio Free Asia, May 19, 2015
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-lawyer-05192015133049.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-05192015103423.html

杨金柱律师因公布“聂树斌案”材料 被律协立案调查 (Lawyer Yang Jinzhu investigated for publishing materials on the Nie Shubin case)
Boxun, May 20, 2015
http://www.peacehall.com/news/gb/china/2015/05/201505201152.shtml

Related:
Quest for retrial: court holds novel hearing on Nie Shubin case
Duihua, May 19, 2015
http://www.duihuahrjournal.org/2015/05/quest-for-retrial-court-holds-novel.html

Related commentary:
彭劲秀:聂树斌是否遭受刑讯逼供探疑 (Peng Jinxiu: Did Nie Shubin confess under torture?)
21ccom.net, May 15, 2015
http://www.21ccom.net/plus/wapview.php?aid=124729

女民工命丧派出所案民警否认违法 称行为不文明 (Police, denying unlawful conduct, say female migrant worker who died in their custody was “uncivilized”)
China Central Television, May 19, 2015
http://news.ynet.com/3.1/1505/19/10082835.html

Related:
山西太原法院審理周秀雲討薪死亡案 (Taiyuan Court in Shanxi hears case of Zhou Xiuyun, a migrant worker who met an “unnatural death”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 18, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/05/150518_china_shanxi_police_trial

Access to Information (信息公开)

PLA Daily warns of Internet's revolutionary potential
Xinhua, May 20, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-05/20/c_134254845.htm

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

境外非政府组织 管理立法影响的不仅仅是NGO (Overseas NGO management legislation would not only affect NGOs)
China Philanthropy Times, May 18, 2015
http://www.gongyishibao.com/html/yaowen/8031.html

Environmental trial tests Beijing’s nerve on pollution
The Wall Street Journal, May 18, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/environmental-trial-kicks-off-in-china-1431939272

China's extraordinary “nail houses” show the government doesn't get its own way all the time
The Independent, May 20, 2015
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/chinas-extraordinary-nail-houses-show-the-government-doesnt-get-its-own-way-all-the-time-10261528.html

维权人士“屠夫”遭江西警方抓捕 (Rights defender Tu Fu detained by Jiangxi police)
Radio Free Asia, May 20, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-05192015103245.html

Related:
维权人士屠夫江西被抓网友质疑遭报复 (Netizens suspect rights defender Tu Fu’s detention in Jiangxi is act of reprisal)
Voice of America, May 19, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-activist-20150519/2777027.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese President Xi Jinping demands loyalty from state security agencies
South China Morning Post, May 19, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1804119/chinese-president-xi-jinping-demands-loyalty-state

China's graft-busters tighten regulations on cadres' banquets
South China Morning Post, May 19, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1804157/chinas-graft-busters-tighten-regulations-cadres

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China's President Xi calls for soft approach in online policing
South China Morning Post, May 19, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1804839/chinas-president-xi-calls-soft-approach-online-policing

China vows hefty investment to improve Internet services
Xinhua News, May 19, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-05/20/c_134254735.htm

Have China and Russia agreed not to attack each other in cyberspace?
The Diplomat, May 20, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/05/have-china-and-russia-agreed-not-to-attack-each-other-in-cyberspace/

U.S. charges six Chinese citizens with espionage
Al Jazeera, May 20, 2015
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/05/charges-chinese-citizens-economic-espionage-150519173813647.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Corporate voting in proposed Hong Kong nominating committee won't be abolished, Beijing official says
South China Morning Post, May 19, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1804165/corporate-voting-proposed-hong-kong-nominating-committee

Leading columnists purged at Hong Kong’s paper of record
Asia Sentinel, May 20, 2015
http://www.asiasentinel.com/politics/putsch-columnists-south-china-morning-post/

黃成智:若有少許能力人士不為政改做點功夫將後悔 (Democratic Party Wong Sing-chi: even if a few people with power or influence do not make an effort in face of the reform package, they will regret it)
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 20, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150520/news_20150520_55_1100920.htm

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Good start by mainland in fight against police abuse of power
South China Morning Post, May 19, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1802584/good-start-mainland-fight-against-police-abuse-power

Beijing and Hong Kong don’t trust each other, making political reform almost impossible
The Nanfang, May 18, 2015
https://thenanfang.com/beijing-hong-kong-dont-trust-making-political-reform-almost-impossible/

Ma Jun: China has reached its environmental tipping point
The Guardian, May 20, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/may/19/ma-jun-china-has-reached-its-environmental-tipping-point

中国女权主义的觉醒 (China’s feminist awakening)
The New York Times, May 18, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20150518/c18xiao/