Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China’s ailing prisoners
Wall Street Journal, June 30, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-ailing-prisoners-1435595053

Chinese lawyers worry new rules will limit clients’ defenses
The New York Times, June 30, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/06/30/chinese-lawyers-worry-new-rules-will-limit-clients-defenses/

中国女囚猛增 为人母杀人更是占了一半 (China’s population of women prisoners rapidly increases, mothers who kill account for half)
Gucheng.com, June 30, 2015
http://finance.gucheng.com/201506/3060186.shtml

Access to Information (信息公开)

Who are the 5.5 million Facebook fans of Chinese state newspaper People's Daily?
Global Voices, June 29, 2015
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2015/06/29/who-are-the-5-5-million-facebook-fans-of-chinese-state-newspaper-peoples-daily/

Detentions highlight clampdown on China's citizen journalists
Radio Free Asia, June 29, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/detentions-highlight-clampdown-on-chinas-citizen-journalists-06292015103719.html

Related:
“无国界记者”谴责中国滥捕多名"六四天网”公民记者 (Reporters Without Borders condemns China for abusive arrest of several 64 Tianwang citizen journalists)
Radio Free Asia, June 29, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/xl2-06292015101421.html

64Tianwang Website
64Tianwang, as at June 30, 2015
http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2013/feb/09/blogging-slow-revolution-interview-huang-qi/

Blogging the slow-motion revolution: An Interview with China’s Huang Qi
New York Review of Books, February 9, 2013
http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2013/feb/09/blogging-slow-revolution-interview-huang-qi/

Censorship in China: An ordinary tragedy
The Diplomat, June 29, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/06/censorship-in-china-an-ordinary-tragedy/

危言耸听 散布谣言行拘5日 (Internet user administratively detained for 5 days for “disseminating rumors”)
Legal Daily, June 30, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150630/Articel05014GN.htm

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

基督教爱心救助机构,四年多帮助几百人,面临强行解散!(Christian aid agency faces forced shutdown after helping hundreds in past 4 years)
WeChat (基督教关爱中心), June 30, 2015
https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s?__biz=MzA5ODI0MDg4MQ==&mid=207448256&idx=1&sn=e9dceb3d17c778eb1ea4c6c6e55e74e7&scene=5#rd

Shanghai protesters fear chemical plant plan still on, despite government claims
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1829335/shanghai-protesters-fear-chemical-plant-plan-still-despite

Related:
Armed police move in against Chinese anti-plant protesters
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 29, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-33308420

上海金山居民持续一周“散步”抗议PX项目 (Shanghai Jinshan citizens continuously “take a walk” for 1 week to protest PX project)
Deutsche Welle, June 29, 2015
http://www.dw.com/zh/上海金山居民持续一周散步抗议px项目/a-18549781

A man’s fight against gay conversion clinics in China
China Digital Times, June 29, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/06/a-mans-fight-against-gay-conversion-clinics-in-china/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

李克強:今天將公布中國減排目標 (Li Keqiang: China to announce emissions target today)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 30, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/06/150630_china_climate_change

China says thousands arrested suspected of environmental crimes
Reuters, June 29, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/29/us-china-environment-idUSKCN0P91DH20150629

Related:
中国去年逮捕数千名环境犯罪嫌疑人 (China arrested thousands of environmental crime suspects last year)
Deutsche Welle, June 29, 2015
http://www.dw.com/zh/中国去年逮捕数千名环境犯罪嫌疑人/a-18549670

严打数据作假等违法行为 (China cracks down on statistics fraud and other illegal activities)
Legal Daily, June 30, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150630/Articel03016GN.htm

China’s Communist Party enlists a million new members
South China Morning Post, June 30, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1829407/chinas-communist-party-enlists-million-new-members

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Online activist in police sights
The Standard, June 30, 2015
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=10&art_id=158540&sid=44753123&con_type=1&d_str=20150630

Hong Kong (香港)

Forget political reform and move on, top Beijing official tells Hongkongers
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1829147/forget-political-reform-and-move-top-beijing-official-tells

Related:
张晓明今后不谈政改惟“收声”前不忘抨击泛民一番 (Top Beijing representative in HK Zhang Xiaoming condemns pan-dems, vows to stay silent on political reform )
Radio France Internationale, June 30, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150630-张晓明今后不谈政改惟“收声”前不忘抨击泛民一番/

Hong Kong legislature president Jasper Tsang apologises over WhatsApp message scandal
South China Morning Post, June 30, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1829265/hong-kong-legislature-president-jasper-tsang-apologises-over

3,000 police officers to be deployed at July 1 pro-democracy march after Mong Kok clashes
South China Morning Post, June 30, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1829336/police-guard-after-mong-kok-mayhem

Fear is unbearable, says activist attacked with Joshua Wong
Hong Kong Free Press, June 30, 2015
http://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/06/30/fear-is-unbearable-says-activist-attacked-with-joshua-wong/

CY Leung dismisses call to restart reform debate
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 30, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150630/news_20150630_56_1111799.htm

曾俊华获“习握手”似足当年董建华获“江握手”惹揣测 (Financial Secretary John Tsang’s handshake with Xi Jinping reminiscent of Tung Chee Hwa’s handshake with Jiang Zemin, raises speculations)
Radio France Internationale, June 30, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150630-曾俊华获“习握手”似足当年董建华获“江握手”惹揣测/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Is China returning to one-man rule?
The Diplomat, June 29, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/06/is-china-returning-to-one-man-rule/

Beijing leaves no room for Hong Kong's moderate voices on political reform
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1829115/beijing-leaves-no-room-hong-kongs-moderate-voices-political

Hong Kong must beware spread of radical “localism”
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1829029/hong-kong-must-beware-spread-radical-localism

滕彪:评《境外非政府组织管理法》和《国家安全法》草案 (Teng Biao: Commentary on Foreign NGO and National Security draft laws
Independent Chinese PEN Center, June 30, 2015
http://www.chinesepen.org/blog/archives/30247