Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Xi Jinping’s “rule of law” with Chinese characteristics
China Policy Institute, May 28, 2015
http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/chinapolicyinstitute/2015/05/28/xi-jinpings-rule-of-law-with-chinese-characteristics/

Access to Information (信息公开)

China’s internet police are coming out of the shadows to purify the web
Quartz, June 1, 2015
http://qz.com/416231/chinas-internet-police-are-coming-out-of-the-shadows-to-purify-the-web/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Foreign business groups wary of China’s nonprofit clampdown
The Wall Street Journal, June 1, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/foreign-business-groups-wary-of-chinas-nonprofit-clampdown-1433157818

Foreign governments, non-profits press China to revise draft NGO law
Reuters, June 1, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/01/us-china-ngos-idUSKBN0OH2I720150601

Related:
China: scrap repressive Foreign Organizations Law
Human Rights Watch, June 1, 2015
http://www.hrw.org/news/2015/06/01/china-scrap-repressive-foreign-organizations-law

NGOs in China express alarm over “xenophobic” regulation
中国境外NGO法律引“恐外”争议
The Financial Times, June 1, 2015
EN: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/0d5a0408-0825-11e5-95f4-00144feabdc0.html
CH: http://home.ftchinese.com/story/001062327

HRIC Law Note: Draft Law on Foreign NGOs Undermines Chinese Civil Society and China’s International Engagement
中国人权法律评论:境外非政府组织管理法草案损害了中国的民间社会和中国政府的国际参与
Human Rights in China, May 21, 2015
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/legal-resources/hric-law-note-draft-law-foreign-ngos-undermines-chinese-civil-society-and-chinas
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-ren-quan-fa-lu-ping-lun-jing-wai-fei-zheng-fu-zu-zhi-guan-li-fa-cao-sun-hai-liao-zhong-guo

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Yellow umbrellas in Taipei to remember Tiananmen massacre
Focus Taiwan, June 2, 2015
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/asoc/201506020009.aspx

Tiananmen Mothers urge China to bear responsibility for 'crimes'
Reuters, June 2, 2015
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/06/02/uk-china-rights-idUKKBN0OI0P420150602

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

2022冬奧會評估報告出爐 北京似較具優勢 (Assessment report for 2022 Winter Olympics released, Beijing seems to have relative advantage)
South China Morning Post, June 2, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/tc/national/14db37b4118bfbf/2022-dong-ao-hui-ping-gu-bao-gao-chu-lu-bei-jing-si-jiao-ju-you-shi

Related:
Olympics Commission says China promises to respect rights as part of 2022 bid
Reuters, June 1, 2015
http://www.hrw.org/news/2015/06/01/china-scrap-repressive-foreign-organizations-law

趙紫陽子稱因規格和選址監控問題 父親安葬無期 (Zhao Ziyang’s son: date of father’s burial cannot be set due to regulations and monitoring of selected grave sites)
Radio Telelvision Hong Kong, June 2, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150602/news_20150602_55_1104309.htm

Chen Wenqing appointed state security minister amid reshuffle
China Want Times, May 29, 2015
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20150529000056&cid=1101&MainCatID=0

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Internet police turn to social media for information on cybercrimes
China Daily, June 2, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-06/02/content_20884101.htm

China uses drones to monitor pollution problem from above
Caixin, June 2, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-05-29/100814593.html

China's military dream
The Diplomat, June 1, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/06/chinas-military-dream/

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing’s reform plan for Hong Kong is final so don’t expect last-minute changes, CY Leung says
South China Morning Post, June 2, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1814743/beijings-reform-plan-hong-kong-final-so-dont-expect-last

Beijing officials get tough with pan-democrats over Hong Kong electoral reform stance
South China Morning Post, June 1, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1814340/beijing-officials-get-tough-pan-democrats-over-electoral

Related:
香港泛民议员再会北京官员,政改难有共识 (HK pan-dems’ meeting with Beijing officials unlikely to achieve consensus on political reform)
Voice of America, June 1, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/media/video/voaweishi-20150601-voaconnects-Hong-Kong/2802792.html

More than 7,000 officers mobilised as Hong Kong police vow swift crackdown on any protests ahead of reform vote
South China Morning Post, June 2, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1814682/more-7000-officers-mobilised-hong-kong-police-vow-swift

Pessimism deepens over Hong Kong's plan for electoral reform
South China Morning Post, June 2, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1814677/pessimism-deepens-over-hong-kongs-plan-electoral-reform

For now, Hong Kong remains a focus for Tiananmen massacre anniversary
Radio Free Asia, June 1, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/remains-06012015135921.html

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Exiled leader criticizes China’s crackdown on “terrorist” gangs in Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, June 1, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/exiled-leader-criticizes-chinas-crackdown-on-terrorist-gangs-in-xinjiang-06012015153335.html

How the Chinese Government fights terrorism
The Diplomat, June 1, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/06/how-the-chinese-government-fights-terrorism/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

「雨傘運動」後香港年輕一代重新看六四 (Hong Kong youth’s new perspectives on June Fourth after Umbrella Movement)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 2, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/06/150602_hongkong_junefourth_movement

Will China Close Its Doors?
The New York Times, June 1, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/02/opinion/will-china-close-its-doors.html

Goodbye to smog, cold noodles and breakneck change: my seven years covering China
The Guardian, June 1, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/global/2015/jun/01/smog-noodles-china-pollution-injustices-achievements-tania-branigan