Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

江西俩月破盗窃案两万余起 (Within a couple of months, Jiangxi has cracked 20,000+ cases of theft)
Legal Daily, June 19, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150619/Articel02006GN.htm

Chinese police case against Guangdong women's rights activist “lacks evidence”
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1823967/faith-gets-me-through-wife-detained-chinese-rights-lawyer

”Nowhere to turn but faith”, says wife of detained Chinese rights lawyer in subversion trial
South China Morning Post, June 8, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1823967/faith-gets-me-through-wife-detained-chinese-rights-lawyer

Related:
Chinese court pulls plug on activists' subversion trial amid procedural dispute with defense
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/court-pulls-plug-on-activists-subversion-trial-amid-precedural-dispute-wth-defense-06192015103916.html

China clamps down on activists ahead of lawyers' subversion trial
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/trial-06182015143350.html

国务院办公厅关于支持 农民工等人员返乡创业的意见 (State Council general office on supporting migrant workers and others in returning to the countryside for entrepreneurship)
State Council General Office, June 17, 2015
http://www.gov.cn/zhengce/content/2015-06/21/content_9960.htm

China, where the “left-behind children” turn to suicide
Caixin, June 18, 2015
http://www.worldcrunch.com/default/china-where-the-left-behind-children-turn-to-suicide/child-poverty-rural-china-urban-unbalance-biejie-tragedies/c0s19090/

我市流浪未成年人1/4来自离异家庭或监护缺失 (A quarter of Dalian's homeless youth come from broken homes or those lacking a guardian)
Sohu, June 21, 2015
http://roll.sohu.com/20150621/n415391753.shtml

Access to Information (信息公开)

Fears over deteriorating health of veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu jailed for leaking state secrets
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1823764/fears-over-deteriorating-health-veteran-chinese-journalist-gao-yu

上海市委原常委徐麟调任中央网信办副主任 (Head of Shanghai Propaganda Department Xu Lin becomes deputy director of General Office of Cyberspace Affairs)
Tencent, June 19, 2015
http://news.qq.com/a/20150619/056590.htm

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

海南不再开展法院集中接访 (Hainan to discontinue “concentrated” hearings of petitions in courts)
Legal Daily, June 19, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150619/Articel05010GN.htm

大陆加强打压NGO 于建嵘捐助被约谈 (Mainland strengthens crackdown on NGOs: Scholar Yu Jianrong “invited to chat” after making donation to domestic group)
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/NGO-06182015123651.html

China's dog meat festival raises hackles of fans and opponents
Reuters, June 22, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/22/us-china-dog-meat-idUSKBN0P20OO20150622

Related:
Chinese woman buys 100 dogs to stop them being eaten during festival
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1824738/chinese-woman-buys-100-dogs-stop-them-being-eaten-during-festival

China busts protest organizers who tried to sway court cases
Reuters, June 21, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/22/us-china-court-protests-idUSKBN0P203X20150622

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China lets citizens’ fingers do the talking to report graft
The New York Times, June 8, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/06/19/china-communist-party-corruption-app/

Related:
China: “Petty graft” app feature sees tip-offs soar
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 22, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-33225037

涉嫌两罪; 中核一厅官被逮捕 (Dept head at China National Nuclear Safety Corporation arrested on 2 graft charges)
Legal Daily, June 19, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150619/Articel05014GN.htm

吉林一男子反复被查12年 获国家赔偿后又获刑 (Jilin man investigated repeatedly for 12 years, is sentenced again after receiving state compensation)
Tencent, June 19, 2015
http://news.qq.com/a/20150619/051027.htm

In China, illegal drugs are sold online in an unbridled market
中国公司网上卖毒品远销海外
New York Times, June 21, 2015
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/22/world/asia/in-china-illegal-drugs-are-sold-online-in-an-unbridled-market.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20150622/c22chinadrugs/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Attack gave Chinese hackers privileged access to U.S. systems
The New York Times, June 20, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/21/us/attack-gave-chinese-hackers-privileged-access-to-us-systems.html

Hong Kong (香港)

香港特区行政长官普选法案因少数议员阻挠未获通过 (HK’s legislation on Chief Executive election by universal suffrage is blocked by a minority of LegCo members)
Legal Daily, June 19, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150619/Articel01008GN.htm

Counterterrorism (反恐)

博白举办车站反恐防爆和消防应急演练 (Bobai, Yulin County, Guangxi, holds counterterrorism and firefighting exercises at train station)
Xinhua Online, June 19, 2015
http://www.gx.xinhuanet.com/dtzx/yls/2015-06/19/c_1115670772.htm

广安预演反恐防暴 警察按翻“劫匪”(图) (In pictures: Police play “bandits” in Guang’an city counterterrorism and violence prevention exercises)
Sohu News, June 19, 2015
http://roll.sohu.com/20150619/n415296785.shtml

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

The Guardian view on Hong Kong’s rejection of China’s proposals: another chance for compromise missed
The Guardian, June 19, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/19/guardian-view-on-hong-kong-rejection-china-proposals-beijing

Mutual respect for international laws can keep the peace between China and the US
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1823740/mutual-respect-international-laws-can-keep-peace-between

Related:
NGOs to Kerry and Lew: Raise human rights concerns in upcoming dialogue with China
Human Rights in China, June 19, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/statement/ngos-kerry-and-lew-raise-human-rights-concerns-upcoming-dialogue-china