Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

安徽一民警示意在押人员假自杀假解救立功减刑 (At police’s suggestion, detainees stage rescue of fake suicide to earn penalty reduction)
Zhangjiakou Online, May 28, 2015
http://www.zjkonline.com/News/201505/New1326621.html

Chinese court declares “killer-kidnappers” innocent - 17 years too late
South China Morning Post, May 30, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1813090/chinese-court-declares-killer-kidnappers-innocent-17-years-too

Hundreds of Chinese judges quitting over low pay and “bureaucratic intervention”
South China Morning Post, May 31, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1814291/chinese-judges-quitting-due-low-pay-and-bureaucratic

最高法发布5起性侵未成年人犯罪典型案例 潜入女生宿舍奸淫多名幼女获死刑(Supreme People’s Court issues 5 typical cases of sexual offenses against minors: rapist of multiple young girls in a dormitory receives death penalty)
Legal Daily, May 29, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150529/Articel05003GN.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

社科院专家:政府借口不太清楚难消公众质疑 (CASS Expert: Government’s common response of “it is not very clear” to OGI requests does not ease people’s doubts)
Legal Evening News, May 28, 2015
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2015-05-28/143031886908.shtml

China’s shadowy internet police to open social media accounts as internet clampdown intensifies
International Business Times, June 1, 2015
http://www.ibtimes.com/chinas-shadowy-internet-police-open-social-media-accounts-internet-clampdown-1946140

Related:
公安部:建立网警常态化公开巡查执法机制 (Ministry of Public Security: Establish Internet police to normalize public inspections enforcement mechanism)
The Ministry of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China, June 1, 2015
http://www.mps.gov.cn/n16/n1237/n1342/n803715/4452960.html

Chinese security laws elevate the party and stifle dissent. Mao would approve
The New York Times, May 29, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/30/world/asia/chinese-national-security-law-aims-to-defend-party-grip-on-power.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Editor's suspension highlights rampant graft in China's state media
Radio Free Asia, May 29, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/editors-suspension-highlights-rampant-graft-in-state-media-05292015105640.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

视觉艺术家协会将表扬古巴与中国人权组织 (Visual Artists Guild to honor Cuban and Chinese human rights organizations)
Voice of America, June 1, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/cuba-china-20150529/2797068.html

China rewards “peaceful” Tibetan monasteries with large payments
Radio Free Asia, May 29, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/rewards-05292015163604.html

江西一村庄村民阻止企业建设环保工程事件调查 利民环保工程为何难以开工 (Investigation into villagers’ blocking environmental protection construction in Jiangxi: why is it hard to start a project that is good for the villagers and environment?)
Legal Daily, May 29, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150529/Articel04003GN.htm

Government Accountability (政府问责)

June 4th stands for the world’s unfinished business
China Change, May 30, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/05/31/26-years-on-the-world-lives-in-the-shadow-of-june-4th-1989/

Remembering undocumented histories
The Nanfang, June 1, 2015
https://thenanfang.com/remembering-undocumented-histories/

Related:
Chinese leaders cannot escape their historical responsibility for the June Fourth massacre—commemorating the 26th anniversary of the June Fourth tragedy
天安门母亲:中国领导人不可能逃避“六四”大屠杀的历史责任——纪念“六四”惨案二十六周年
Human Rights in China, June 1, 2015
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/press-release/chinese-leaders-cannot-escape-their-historical-responsibility-june-fourth
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/xin-wen-fa-bu/tian-men-mu-qin-zhong-guo-ling-dao-ren-bu-ke-neng-tao-bi-liu-si-da-tu

江西每天至少4人因职务犯罪落马 行贿人将被曝光 (Every day at least 4 people in Jiangxi are sacked for crimes committed in the course of official duties: those who engage in bribery will be exposed)
Phoenix News, May 28, 2015
http://jx.ifeng.com/news/jd/detail_2015_05/28/3943527_0.shtml

Chinese official overseeing medical device sector under investigation for corruption
South China Morning Post, May 29, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1812126/chinese-official-overseeing-medical-device-sector-under

China’s antigraft tips fly as hunt for tigers appears to change stripes
Wall Street Journal, May 31, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-antigraft-tips-fly-as-hunt-for-tigers-appears-to-change-stripes-1433076719

Trial of Chinese lawmaker features accusations of prostitution
The New York Times, May 29, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/29/trial-of-chinese-hotelier-features-accusations-of-prostitution/

China charges former senior energy official with graft
Reuters, June 1, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/01/us-china-corruption-energy-idUSKBN0OH1CH20150601

习近平主持审议《共产党党组工作条例(试行)》 (Xi Jinping presides over deliberations for draft CPC work regulations)
Tencent, May 30, 2015
http://news.qq.com/a/20150530/002712.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Mainland refuses China permit for Longhair
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 30, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150530/news_20150530_56_1103660.htm

June 4 vigil still delivers powerful message, say young activists
South China Morning Post, May 31, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1813325/june-4-vigil-still-delivers-powerful-message-say-young

Related:
“Around 3,000” join June 4 commemoration march
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 31, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150531/news_20150531_56_1103839.htm

六四週年前夕香港支聯會發起紀念遊行 (Hong Kong Alliance organizes memorial march in the lead-up to June Fourth anniversary)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 31, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/05/150531_hongkong_june_fourth_rally_update

Tensions rise ahead of vigil
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 1, 2015
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=157518&sid=44580059&con_type=1&d_str=20150601

香港政改难有共识 “纪念六四”遭遇夹击 (No consensus for Hong Kong’s political reform, June Fourth memorial march disputed)
Deutsche Welle, May 31, 2015
http://www.dw.de/香港政改难有共识-纪念六四遭遇夹击/a-18488266

Beijing rules out Hong Kong electoral reform concessions
The Wall Street Journal, May 31, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/beijing-rules-out-hong-kong-electoral-reform-concessions-1433072382

陳偉業指現時否決政改方案氣氛是最好 (Legislator Albert Chan Wai-yip thinks it best to vote down political reform proposal now)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 1, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150601/news_20150601_55_1104056.htm

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

”I was motivated by my conscience,” says Tiananmen letter author
The Wall Street Journal, May 29, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/05/29/i-was-motivated-by-my-conscience-says-tiananmen-letter-author/

專訪張博樹:「六四」是中國政治思潮分水嶺 (Interview with Zhang Boshu: June Fourth marks a watershed in Chinese political thought)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 1, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/06/150601_tiananmen_zhang_boshu_interview