Friday, June 26, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China may increase penalties for illegal cults to life in prison
Reuters, June 25, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/25/us-china-lawmaking-cults-idUSKBN0P509P20150625

Access to Information (信息公开)

Shine light on draft judicial interpretation on “twisting the law in arbitration”!
Supreme People’s Court Monitor, June 24, 2015
http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/2015/06/24/shine-light-on-draft-judicial-interpretation-on-twisting-the-law-in-arbitration/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

State Council invites public to help review its policies
Caixin, June 24, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-06-24/100821955.html

上海金山市民遊行反對化工PX項目 (Shanghai Jinshan citizens march to protest PX industrial project)
British Broadcasting Coporation, June 24, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/06/150624_shanghai_chemicalplant

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China co-sponsors discussion on gender equality at UN human rights session
Shanghai Daily, June 25, 2015
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=289332

Second woman PLA major general under corruption investigation
South China Morning Post, June 25, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1826237/second-woman-pla-major-general-under-corruption

中國國家體育總局副局長肖天被調查 (Deputy director of China's State General Administration of Sports Xiao Tian to be investigated)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 25, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/06/150625_china_corruption_sports_official

China says getting good global cooperation on graft fight
Reuters, June 25, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/25/us-china-corruption-idUSKBN0P50AB20150625

加大纪律审查力度、遏制腐败蔓延势头之五: 审查纪律就是政治纪律 (Strengthen disciplinary inspection efforts, check the momentum of corruption's spread: discipline inspection is political discipline)
Central Commission for Discipline Inspection Department, June 24, 2015
http://csr.mos.gov.cn/content/2015-06/23/content_9372.htm

Related:
把握好“树木与森林”的关系 (Grasping the relationship between “trees and forests”)
Central Commission for Discipline Inspection Department, June 24, 2015
http://www.ccdi.gov.cn/xsjw/series8/201506/t20150614_57796.html

Children of migrant parents left alone to die
Caixin, June 24, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-06-24/100821862.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China mulls cyber security law
Xinhua, June 24, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-06/24/c_134352934.htm

Related:
我国拟制定网络安全法维护网络主权国家安全 (China to create cyber security law to protect Internet sovereignty and state security)
National People’s Congress, June 25, 2015
http://www.npc.gov.cn/npc/cwhhy/12jcwh/2015-06/25/content_1939421.htm

U.S. slams Chinese “government-sponsored” cyber attacks
Voice of America, June 24, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/us-slams-chinese-government-sponsored-cyber-attacks/2834990.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong's legislature went off script, and the pro-Beijing establishment is not happy
Global Voices, June 24, 2015
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2015/06/24/hong-kong-legislature-veto-electoral-reform-one-country-two-systems/

Hong Kong lawmaker Lau Wong-fat denies he's quitting Legislative Council
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1826304/hong-kong-lawmaker-lau-wong-fat-denies-hes-quitting

Hong Kong lawmaker Regina Ip to call for unity of pro-government camp during liaison office meeting
South China Morning Post, June 25, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1826192/hong-kong-lawmaker-regina-ip-call-unity-pro-government-camp

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Deadly clash between police and ethnic Uighurs reported in Xinjiang region of China
The New York Times, June 24, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/25/world/asia/deadly-clash-between-police-and-ethnic-uighurs-reported-in-xinjiang-region-of-china.html

Related:
新疆公路檢查站襲擊致「18人喪生」 (Eighteen people killed in attack at Xinjiang road checkpoint)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 24, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/06/150624_xinjiang_attack

Chinese authorities urge “close watch” on Muslim Uyghurs during Ramadan
Radio Free Asia, June 24, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/ramadan-06242015084626.html