Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Cataloging the torture of lawyers in China
China Change, July 5, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/07/05/cataloging-the-torture-of-lawyers-in-china/

Related:
《中国律师酷刑个案概览(2006-2015)》(The torture of Chinese lawyers: Case Overviews (2006-2015))
Chinese Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group, June 26, 2015
http://issuu.com/chrlawyers/docs/chrlcg_torture_day_report_2015_-_tr

Formal arrest of Chinese activist “Super Vulgar Butcher” for “inciting subversion” approved
South China Morning Post, July 4, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1832597/chinese-online-activist-super-vulgar-butcher-set-formal-arrest

Number of women in China's prisons rises sharply: report
Radio Free Asia, July 3, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/women-07032015105910.html

Jailed Chinese journalist Gao Yu's appeal verdict delayed for two months
South China Morning Post, July 4, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/article/1832472/jailed-chinese-journalist-gao-yus-appeal-verdict-delayed-two-months

Vulnerable groups to get free legal aid
China Daily, July 2, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-07/03/content_21169256.htm

信阳对新律师进行红色教育 (New lawyers in Xinyang, Henan, undergo “Red education”)
Legal Daily, July 2, 2015
http://legal.people.com.cn/n/2015/0702/c188502-27240620.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese state media blame Western press for Turkey protests
Hong Kong Free Press, July 6, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/07/06/chinese-state-media-blame-western-press-for-turkey-protests/

China stresses nationalism in war anniversary propaganda push
Reuters, July 6, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/06/us-ww2-anniversary-china-japan-idUSKCN0PG0KX20150706

国际记者联盟对中国新国安法表示担忧 (International Federation of Journalists concerned by China's new National Security Law)
Voice of America, July 3, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/voa-news-international-journalists-20150702/2847159.html

China to ban “vulgar” slang from online and print media
Hong Kong Free Press, July 3, 2015
http://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/07/03/china-expects-to-ban-14-vulgar-slang-in-online-print-media/

Chinese police freeze bank accounts of online free speech activist
Radio Free Asia, July 2, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/accounts-07022015142847.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

More Than 1,000 supporters call for the release of rights activist
Radio Free Asia, July 6, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/activist-07032015113850.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Graft and the Chinese Communist Party's grass-roots chiefs
South China Morning Post, July 5, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1833215/graft-and-chinese-communist-partys-grass-roots-chiefs

Mistress of corrupt Chinese railway official loses her appeal against five-year jail sentence
South China Morning Post, July 2, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1831639/mistress-corrupt-chinese-railway-official-loses-her-appeal

公安部出台公安人员干预插手案件办理记录通报责任追究规定 过问案件办理情况一律记录在案 (Ministry of Public Security issues regulations for reporting and investigating case interference by public security personnel)
Legal Daily, July 2, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150702/Articel01009GN.htm

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

《国家安全法》引发科技业界担忧
Jitters in tech world over new Chinese Security Law
The New York Times, July 5, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20150705/c05chinatech/dual/

地方政务新媒体遭遇两大挑战 (Two big challenges for new media platforms of local government affairs departments)
Legal Daily, July 2, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150702/Articel04002GN.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong-based PLA troops invite media to live-fire exercise days after passage of national security law
South China Morning Post, July 5, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1832696/hong-kong-based-pla-troops-invite-media-live-fire-exercise

Related:
Hong Kong military drill stokes fears in wake of Beijing’s new security law
South China Morning Post, July 4, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1832470/hong-kong-military-drill-stokes-fears-wake-beijings-new-security-law

Will HKers be arrested under new national security law? No promises, says justice chief
Hong Kong Free Press, July 6, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/07/06/will-hkers-be-arrested-under-new-national-security-law-no-promises-says-justice-chief/

Related:
Clarify the security law situation: Lee Cheuk-yan
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 3, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150703/news_20150703_56_1112794.htm

China won't prosecute Hong Kong protesters under national security law, says justice minister
South China Morning, July 3, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1831911/china-wont-prosecute-hong-kong-protesters-under-national

Hong Kong's democracy advocates zoom in on district work after low July 1 march turnout
South China Morning Post, July 3, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1831765/hong-kongs-democracy-advocates-zoom-district-work-after-low

余若薇認為先檢討基本法內容 形成主流意見再提修改 (Civic Party Audrey Eu: Basic Law should be reviewed and mainstream opinions formed before revision)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 3, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150703/news_20150703_55_1112761.htm

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

What to expect from the SCO, BRICS summits in Russia
Deutsche Welle, July 6, 2015
http://www.dw.com/en/what-to-expect-from-the-sco-brics-summits-in-russia/a-18564835

Everything Xi wants: A new national-security law hints at the Communist Party’s fears
The Economist, July 4, 2015
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21656689-new-national-security-law-hints-communist-partys-fears-everything-xi-wants

Related:
China's draconian new security law makes safeguarding the regime its main priority, to the concern of analysts
South China Morning Post, July 2, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1831849/chinas-draconian-new-security-law-makes-safeguarding

Security law suggests a broadening of China’s “core interests”
The New York Times, July 2, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/03/world/asia/security-law-suggests-a-broadening-of-chinas-core-interests.html

全国人大常委会法工委副主任郑淑娜指出 国家安全法是一部全局性法律 (NPC SC Legal Committee Deputy Head Zheng Shuna argues National Security Law is a comprehensive law)
Legal Daily, July 2, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150702/Articel03003GN.htm

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

A return to fundamentals-observations from July 1
Hong Kong Free Press, July 4, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/07/04/a-return-to-fundamentals-observations-from-july-1/

As the Dalai Lama turns 80, Tibet still suffers
Wall Street Journal, July 5, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/as-the-dalai-lama-turns-80-tibet-still-suffers-1436135721

Related:
Exile and succession: The Dalai Lama turns 80
达赖喇嘛流亡中的80岁生日 (Exile and succession: The Dalai Lama turns 80)
Deutsche Welle, July 4, 2015
EN: http://www.dw.com/en/exile-and-succession-the-dalai-lama-turns-80/a-18559307
CH: http://www.dw.com/zh/达赖喇嘛流亡中的80岁生日/a-18560128