Friday, June 05, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Under latest court reform, China's jury is in
Caixin, June 4, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-06-03/100815855.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China's internet police launch “speech inspections”, chill critical voices
Global Voices, June 3, 2015
http://advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org/2015/06/03/chinas-internet-police-launch-speech-inspections-chill-critical-voices/

China keeps lid on information, as hopes dim in Yangtze ship disaster
The New York Times, June 4, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/04/world/asia/hopes-dim-for-survivors-of-yangtze-cruise-ship-media-control.html

Related:
An amount to remember: WeChat mystery on June 4
The Wall Street Journal, June 4, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/06/04/an-amount-to-remember-wechat-mystery-on-june-4/

Journalists urge Beijing to amend security law
The Standard, June 4, 2015
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking_news_detail.asp?id=62238

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

境外NGO立法 请人大跟上统战脚步 (On Foreign NGO legislation: urging NPC to use the United Front method)
South China Morning Post, June 4, 2015
http://opinion.dwnews.com/news/2015-06-04/59658225.html

Draft Chinese law puts NGOs' future on the line
South China Morning Post, June 4, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1816097/draft-chinese-law-puts-ngo-s-future-line

Related:
For NGOs in China, a sense of party creep
The New York Times, June 3 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/06/03/for-ngos-in-china-a-sense-of-party-creep/

“NGO管理法” 牵动国际神经 (“NGO management law” touches an international nerve)
Deutsche Welle, June 3, 2015
http://bit.ly/1RLoNlo

Related:

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)

June Fourth

News

Tiananmen Mothers urge Beijing to bear guilt for its “crimes”
Taipei Times, June 4, 2015
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2015/06/04/2003619915

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

China is exporting its Tiananmen censorship, and we are all victims
Foreign Policy, June 4, 2015
https://foreignpolicy.com/2015/06/04/china-is-exporting-its-tiananmen-censorship-and-we-are-all-victims/

Scenes from the Tiananmen memorial events in Hong Kong
The New York Times, June 4, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/06/04/scenes-from-tiananmen-memorial-events-in-hong-kong/

香港维园纪念“六四”活动现场实况片段(视频)
Scenes from June 4 memorial activities, Victoria Park (with video)
Boxun, June 4, 2015
http://www.peacehall.com/news/gb/taiwan/2015/06/201506042240.shtml

Massive Tiananmen Square anniversary vigil planned in Hong Kong
The Guardian, June 4, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/04/massive-tiananmen-square-anniversary-vigil-planned-in-hong-kong

Related:
Hong Kong “Umbrella” protests add poignancy to Tiananmen vigil
Reuters, June 4, 2015
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/06/04/uk-tiananman-anniversary-hongkong-idUKKBN0OJ2UL20150604

Do not forget Tiananmen, vigil organizers plead
The Standard, June 4, 2015
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking_news_detail.asp?id=62323

香港人和北京渐行渐远 (Hong Kongers and Beijing gradually moving farther apart)
Deutsche Welle, June 4, 2015
http://www.dw.de/香港人和北京渐行渐远/a-18494111

“HK should not be linked to mainland politics”
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 4, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150604/news_20150604_56_1104886.htm

Hong Kong museum dedicated to Tiananmen Square crackdown may be forced to move
South China Morning Post, June 4, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1816060/hong-kong-museum-dedicated-tiananmen-square-crackdown-may-be

U.S. calls for official accounting of Tiananmen Square victims
Business Standard, June 4, 2015
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/us-calls-for-official-accounting-of-tiananmen-square-victims-115060400289_1.html

Related:
On the 26th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square
U.S. Department of State - Diplomacy in Action, June 3, 2015
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2015/06/243157.htm

尤维洁:在全美学自联主办纪念六四26周年集会的书面发言 (Remarks by You Weijie of Tiananmen Mothers at Independent Federation of Chinese Students and Scholars’ gather to mark the 26th anniversary of June Fourth)
Canyu, June 4, 2015
http://canyu.org/n99107c12.aspx

许力平:“我不愿被称作天安门遗孀”(Xu Liping: “I don’t want to be known as the widow of Tiananmen Square”)
South China Morning Post, June 4, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1815686/chinas-anti-corruption-agency-step-inspections-state

一周网事: 纪念六四26周年 (One week on the Internet: Commemorating the 26th anniversary of June Fourth)
Radio Free Asia, June 4, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/aw-06032015161700.html

RTHK reporters banned from Tiananmen Square
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 4, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150604/news_20150604_56_1104888.htm

Related:
“六四”26周年之际北京气氛仍然紧张 (Atmosphere in Beijing remains tense on 26th anniversary of June Fourth)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 4, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/06/150604_tiananmen_anniversary_beijing

Police swarm Beijing before June 4
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 3, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150603/news_20150603_56_1104756.htm

Young Chinese want to talk about Tiananmen Square, and that terrifies Beijing
Quartz, June 3, 2015
http://qz.com/419083

Statements

China: Tiananmen, 26 years on, the repressive patterns intensify
Amnesty International, June 2, 2015
https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/asa17/1797/2015/en/

China: end denial about Tiananmen Massacre
Human Rights Watch, June 2, 2015
http://www.hrw.org/news/2015/06/02/china-end-denial-about-tiananmen-massacre

Opinion & Commentary

The Torchbearers – participants in the 1989 Democracy Movement who are currently in prison
China Change, June 4, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/06/04/the-torchbearers-participants-in-the-1989-democracy-movement-who-are-currently-in-prison/

Why Beijing wants June 4 vigil to go on
South China Morning Post, June 4, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1816110/why-beijing-wants-june-4-vigil-go

“Did we stand on the side of Tank Man?”: An interview with Teng Biao
The Wall Street Journal, June 4, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/06/04/did-we-stand-on-the-side-of-tank-man-an-interview-with-teng-biao/

Chen Guangcheng: 26 years after Tiananmen, things are worse in China
The Washington Post, June 3, 2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/chen-guangcheng-26-years-after-tiananmen-things-are-worse-in-china/2015/06/03/9ee90446-095b-11e5-9e39-0db921c47b93_story.html

Can dream of human rights & democracy in China survive current crackdown?
U.S. Congressman - Chris Smith, June 3, 2015
http://chrissmith.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398168

The open wound of Tiananmen
The Wall Street Journal, June 3, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-open-wound-of-tiananmen-143335478

How the Tiananmen massacre changed China, and the world
China Change, June 2, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/06/02/how-the-tiananmen-massacre-changed-china-and-the-world/

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

On the 26th anniversary of Tian’anmen Massacre – an open letter to fellow students in mainland China
China Change, May 27, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/05/27/on-the-26th-anniversary-of-tiananmen-massacre-an-open-letter-to-fellow-students-in-mainland-china/

Events

China in 1989 and 2015: Tiananmen, Human Rights, and Democracy
Congressional-Executive Commission on China, June 3, 2015
http://www.cecc.gov/events/hearings/china-in-1989-and-2015-tiananmen-human-rights-and-democracy

HRIC Resources

1989: Bearing Witness to the Ultimate Beauty: Diary of an Eyewitness in the Square
Human Rights in China, May, 2007
http://www.hrichina.org/en/crf/article/5669

Twenty-fifth Anniversary of June Fourth
Background
Multimedia
China Rights Forum Special June Fourth Issues

Hong Kong (香港)

Catch-all national security law adds to Hong Kong worry
South China Morning Post, June 3, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1815678/catch-all-national-security-law-adds-hong-kong-worry

Hong Kong's democratic dilemma
The Diplomat, June 4, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/06/hong-kongs-democratic-dilemma/