Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

人权白皮书引众多中国网民议论 (Human rights white paper triggers heated discussion among Chinese netizens)
Boxun, June 9, 2015
http://www.boxun.com/news/gb/china/2015/06/201506090323.shtml

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And that’s a wrap: China cites cartoons, film development in defending human rights record
The Wall Street Journal, June 8, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/06/08/and-thats-a-wrap-china-cites-cartoons-film-development-in-defending-human-rights-record/

Chinese lawyers, activists question Beijing report on rights record
Joanna Chiu, June 8, 2015
http://joannachiu.com/2015/06/08/chinese-lawyers-activists-question-beijing-report-on-rights-record/

China omits Tibet from its rights report, claims tremendous progress
The Tibet Post, June 8, 2015
http://www.thetibetpost.com/en/news/tibet/4579-china-omits-tibet-from-its-rights-report-claims-tremendous-progress

国新办发布《2014年中国人权事业的进展》白皮书
Full Text: Progress in China's Human Rights in 2014
The Central People’s Government of the People’s Republic of China, June 8, 2015
CH: http://www.gov.cn/xinwen/2015-06/08/content_2875241.htm
EN: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2015-06/08/c_134306536.htm

唐荆陵案辩护律师要求罗伯特等证人出庭作证的申请书 (Tang Jingling case: defense lawyer’s application for witnesses at trial including Robert L. Helvey of the Albert Einstein Institution)
Canyu, June 8, 2015
http://www.canyu.org/n99243c6.aspx

Access to Information (信息公开)

师涛抗议六四26周年期间微信屏蔽其朋友圈 (Shi Tao protests blocking of Weixin “moments” during 26th anniversary of June Fourth)
Reuters, June 6, 2015
https://www.evernote.com/shard/s543/sh/f0300b52-5cf0-4496-85bc-5ae24d8b418a/28355c6876b3e98b0230a7a21c984651

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In statement, journalist Shi Tao protests deletion of WeChat contents
微信圈被定点屏蔽 师涛发声明抗议
Human Rights in China, June 5, 2015
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/press-release/statement-journalist-shi-tao-protests-deletion-wechat-contents
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/xin-wen-fa-bu/wei-xin-quan-bei-ding-dian-ping-bi-shi-tao-fa-sheng-ming-kang-yi

Beijing goes after online vulgarity
The Wall Street Journal, June 5, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/beijing-goes-after-online-vulgarity-1433543529

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

In Women’s Rights Battle, a Call to Underarms
The New York Times, June 9, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/06/09/in-womens-rights-battle-a-call-to-underarms/

Opposition to NGO Law grows as rights group is shuttered
China Digital Times, June 7, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/06/china-civil-society-crackdown/

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

As China knocks down Christian crosses, the faithful restore them
The Christian Science Monitor, June 8, 2015
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2015/0608/As-China-knocks-down-Christian-crosses-the-faithful-restore-them

Attack on nurse stirs discussion of a medical strike in China
The New York Times, June 8 , 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/06/08/attack-on-nurse-stirs-discussion-of-a-medical-strike-in-china/

Veteran Chinese democracy activist held in psychiatric unit
Radio Free Asia, June 8, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/held-06082015101445.html

教师职业被倒卖的孙丽波“六四”后又入维稳牢笼(图) (Long-time petitioner who’s teaching position was sold by officials is detained again for “stability maintenance” after June Fourth)
Canyu, June 8, 2015
http://www.canyu.org/n99269c6.aspx

2015年6月8日中国各地公民、维权人士消息汇总 (News summary of Chinese citizens and rights defenders)
Boxun, June 8, 2015
http://www.boxun.com/news/gb/china/2015/06/201506082342.shtml#.VXZ1kE3vodV

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Revolutionary's daughter backs Chinese President Xi Jinping's anti-graft drive
South China Morning Post, June 8, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1819085/revolutionarys-daughter-backs-chinese-president-xi

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China deploys drones to stamp out cheating in college entrance exams
The Guardian, June 8, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/08/china-deploys-drones-stamp-out-cheating-college-entrance-exams

Foster good netizens, build a safe net together: speech at the initiation ceremony for the 2nd National Cybersecurity Propaganda Week
鲁炜:培育“四有”中国好网民——在第二届国家网络安全宣传周启动仪式上的讲话
China Copyright and Media, June 8, 2015
https://chinacopyrightandmedia.wordpress.com/2015/06/08/foster-good-netizens-build-a-safe-net-together/

China cracks down on violence, terror-themed comics online
China Daily, June 8, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-06/08/content_20941520.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Official use of English being “neglected” by Hong Kong government
South China Morning Post, June 8, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1818260/official-use-english-being-neglected-hong-kong-government

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The Hong Kong government's language barrier
South China Morning Post, June 8, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1818207/hong-kong-governments-language-barrier

No “plan B” for reforms, reiterates CY
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 9, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150609/news_20150609_56_1106084.htm