Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Zhou handed “lenient” sentence in a bid for party unity: Analysts
Radio Free Asia, June 12, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/unity-06122015112718.html

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You have a right to an attorney. You have no chance at going free.
Foreign Policy, June 12, 2015
https://foreignpolicy.com/2015/06/12/zhou-yongkang-attorney-china-xi-jinping/

Pollution trial offers rare glimpse into a Chinese courtroom
Reuters, June 13, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/13/us-china-environment-court-idUSKBN0OT07120150613

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中国法院网网上直播 (Streaming broadcasts from China courts online)
China Court
http://www.live.chinacourt.org/chat/chat/2015/06/id/40876.shtml

Access to Information (信息公开)

China detains nine for spreading rumours about the military
Reuters, June 12, 2015
http://uk.mobile.reuters.com/article/idUKKBN0OS08320150612

China exports repression beyond its borders
The Washington Post, June 9, 2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/tyranny-beyond-borders/2015/06/09/39cb0344-0e96-11e5-adec-e82f8395c032_story.html

Beijing's media damage control
Al Jazeera, June 13, 2015
http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/listeningpost/2015/06/china-media-disaster-management-150613090807798.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

The art of dissent [VIDEO]
The New York Times, June 9, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/video/opinion/100000003729935/the-art-of-dissent.html

Workers in China's Tesco-linked supermarket chain strike for “fair treatment”
Radio Free Asia, June 12,2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/strike-06122015104229.html

Chinese police detain two activists linked to prominent NGO
Reuters, June 15, 2015
http://news.yahoo.com/chinese-police-detain-two-activists-linked-prominent-ngo-091927163.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

赵晋“房产帝国”调查|保护伞名单:何家成、王敏、武长顺 (Investigation into Zhao Jin’s “Real estate empire”: Those who formed his protective umbrella include He Jiacheng, Wang Min, Wu Changshun)
The Paper, June 12, 2015
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1340749

Six large SOEs criticized for discipline violation
Xinhua, June 13, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-06/13/c_134322183.htm

China’s graft watchdog vows to continue crackdown on corrupt government officials
South China Morning Post, June 15, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1822197/chinas-graft-watchdog-vows-continue-crackdown-corrupt

ICTs and Human Rights, (信息技术与人权)

Officials: Second hack exposed military and intel data
Associated Press, June 12, 2015
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/d842d757851b4a59aca2aecf2f31995a/union-says-all-federal-workers-fell-victim-hackers

Chinese hackers circumvent popular web privacy tools
The New York Times, June 12, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/13/technology/chinese-hackers-circumvent-popular-web-privacy-tools.html

Second hack of federal records hit intelligence and military personnel
The Guardian, June 12, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jun/12/hacking-personnel-data-4-million-federal-workers

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong protesters march to Legislative Council in protest at “fake” democracy
South China Morning Post, June 14, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1821643/hong-kong-protesters-march-legislative-council-urge-no-vote

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“Pseudo suffrage” marchers kick off week of protests
The Standard, June 15, 2015
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=157951&sid=44664398&con_type=3

香港三千多人參加反政改遊行 人數不及預期 (Around 3,000 HK people march to protest against political reform proposal, less numerous than expected)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 14, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/06/150614_hongkong_protest

反政改方案遊行參加人數遜預期 21基督徒今起立會外禁食 (Fewer participants than expected join march against political reform proposal, 21 Christians begin hunger strike outside LegCo)
South China Morning Post, June 15, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/tc/hk-macau-tw/14df4d354845b3b/fan-zheng-gai-fang-an-you-hang-can-jia-ren-shu-xun-yu-qi-21-ji-du-tu-jin-qi-li-hui-wai-jin-shi

Debate on Hong Kong political reform turns many in audience against government's plan
South China Morning Post, June 15, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1822098/debate-hong-kong-political-reform-turns-many-audience

Legislators, rights advocates urge more US.. action on Hong Kong reforms
Voice of America, June 13, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/hong-kong-prepares-to-vote-on-electoral-reform-package/2820479.html

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Academics urge rejection of reform plan
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 15, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150615/news_20150615_56_1107626.htm

香港政改方案表決前雙方繼續動員 (In run-up to vote on political reform proposal, both sides in Hong Kong continue to mobilize)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 15, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/06/150615_hongkong_political_ad

Hong Kong’s activist social media culture under threat
The Diplomat, June 14, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/06/hong-kongs-activist-social-media-culture-under-threat/

Hong Kong soccer fans boo Chinese national anthem
The New York Times, June 12, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/06/12/hong-kong-soccer-fans-boo-chinese-national-anthem/

Hong Kong Police detain 9 after finding materials for explosives
The New York Times, June 16, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/16/world/asia/hong-kong-police-arrest-suspects-after-finding-possible-explosives.html?contentCollection=world&action=click&module=NextInCollection®ion=Footer&pgtype=article

A motherland’s embrace: the former colony’s economy is bound ever more closely to China’s
The Economist, June 13, 2015
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21654107-former-colonys-economy-bound-ever-more-closely-chinas-motherlands-embrace

Counterterrorism (反恐)

中国空降兵赴白俄罗斯参加联合反恐训练 (Chinese paratroopers engage in joint counter-terrorism exercise in Belarus)
People’s Daily Online, June 15, 2015
http://world.people.com.cn/n/2015/0615/c1002-27156869.html

中吉边防部门开展“东方—2015”首次联合执法行动 (China and Kyrgyzstan engage in first joint border exercise for “East-2015”)
Legal Daily, June 15, 2015
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index/content/2015-06/15/content_6126891.htm?node=2090

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Why I publish in China
China File, June 11, 2015
http://www.chinafile.com/reporting-opinion/viewpoint/peter-hessler-why-i-publish-china

A federation for Hong Kong and China
The New York Times, June 15, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/15/opinion/a-federation-for-hong-kong-and-china.html

何清涟: 反腐方针大调整 北京政治急转弯 (He Qinglian: A drastic change in anti-graft policy, a sudden turnaround for Beijing politics)
Voice of America, June 14, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/heqinglian-blog-china-politics-20150613/2821105.html

分析:中国的选择性反腐 (Analysis: China’s selective anti-graft probe)
Financial Times, June 15, 2015
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001062519