Thursday, July 09, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

北京维权女律师王宇遭人带走而“失踪” (Wang Yu, Beijing rights defense lawyer, “disappeared” after being taken away)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 9, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/07/150709_cn_lawyer_wangyu_missing

Related
关注!人权律师王宇一家三口失联 (Human rights lawyer Wang Yu taken away, contact lost with 2 other family members)
Lawyer Li Fangping WeChat post available in Boxun, July 9, 2015
http://www.boxun.com/news/gb/china/2015/07/201507092228.shtml

Related Twitter post:

(VOA: Lawyer Wang Yu was taken away July 9 after having participated in a July 7 VOA TV program on the impact on lawyers of the revised Criminal Law draft. )

最高法再审公开开庭审理马乐利用未公开信息交易案 (SPC hears retrial of insider trading case against Ma Le in open court)
Legal Daily, July 9, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150709/Articel01008GN.htm

Related Twitter post:
Supreme court reopens insider trading case in China
Want China Times, July 09, 2015
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20150709000165&cid=1103

全国人大代表何健忠建议, 完善犯罪所得财物处理规定(NPC Standing Committee deputy He Jianzhong: Improve regulations for handling seized criminal assets)
Legal Daily, July 9, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150709/Articel03003GN.htm

[Since entering Guangzhou Tianhe Detention Center on August 8, 2013, GuoFeixiong has not been allowed outside; it’s already been 700 days. Lawyers have sued repeatedly to no avail.]

[Today Tu Fu’s wife received his arrest notice.]

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国网安法草案规定遇重大事件可断网 (China’s draft National Security Law can shut down Internet access during major event)
Voice of America, July 9, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/voa-news-chinese-cyber-security-20150709/2854705.html

Chinese journalist for Die Zeit to be freed without charge
Associated Press, July 9, 2015
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/e1ea5715990e4467a5cf189f9718a7fc/chinese-journalist-die-zeit-be-freed-without-charge

深化司法行政改革取得新进展 全国监狱系统普遍实行狱务公开制度 (New progress in deepening reform of the administration of justice, national prison system implements prison-work disclosure policy)
Legal Daily, July 9, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150709/Articel01007GN.htm

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s feminists won’t let the government stop their momentum
BuzzFeed News, July 9, 2015
http://www.buzzfeed.com/hanzhang/chinas-feminists-wont-let-the-government-stop-their-momentum

百名律师呼吁:停止打压公益机构! (One hundred lawyers sign joint appeal for ending suppression of public interest institutions)
WeChat, July 9, 2015
http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s?__biz=MzAxODMzODIwOQ==&mid=207838898&idx=1&sn=c868d59edc3ec6825917989da3a28b0f#rd

China’s unwed couples grapple with restrictions on having babies
Global Times, July 9, 2015
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/931023.shtml

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Story of Chinese “princeling” shows limits of corruption campaign
McClatchy DC, July 9, 2015
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/world/article26670271.html

Former 1989 student leader calls on Beijing allow him to attend mother's funeral
Radio Free Asia, July 8, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-xiong-07082015123935.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Bold step on privacy and digital rights
Just Security, July 8, 2015
http://justsecurity.org/24458/bold-step-privacy-digital-rights/

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

China angrily rebuffs UN criticism of new security law
Voice of America, July 9, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-china-angrily-rebuffs-un-criticism-of-new-security-law/2854857.html

Draft law will allow Chinese govt to cut Web access in emergencies
Global Times, July 9, 2015
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/931136.shtml

Related:
Proposed Internet Security Law raises concerns
China Digital Times, July 8, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/07/proposed-internet-security-law-raises-concerns/

Activists slam Thailand's repatriation of Uighurs to China
New York Times, July 9, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/07/09/world/asia/ap-as-thailand-uighurs.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

香港和台湾考验北京耐心 (Hong Kong and Taiwan are testing Beijing’s patience)
Financial Times, July 9, 2015
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001062888

Hong Kong must guard its citizen rights, both now and after Article 23 security law is implemented
South China Morning Post, July 8, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1834443/hong-kong-must-guard-its-citizen-rights-both-now-and-after

Poisoning the Well of U.S.-China Relations
Council on Foreign Relations, July 8, 2015
http://blogs.cfr.org/asia/2015/07/08/poisoning-the-well-of-u-s-china-relations/