Friday, July 17, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China is using televised confessions to shame detained lawyers, journalists, and activists1
Quartz, July 15, 2015
http://qz.com/453477/china-is-using-televised-confessions-to-shame-detained-lawyers-journalists-and-activists/

Uncivil: China says that by locking up lawyers it is defending the rule of law
Economist, July 16, 2015
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21657828-china-says-locking-up-lawyers-it-defending-rule-law-uncivil

Heavy hands vs the power of words: China cracks down on fast-growing civil society
South China Morning Post, July 16, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1840611/heavy-hands-vs-power-words-china-cracks-down-fast

Related:
“Lawyers need to be protected not harassed” – UN experts urge China to halt detentions
United Nations Human Rights, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, July 16, 2015
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=16241&LangID=E

Statement by the Spokesperson on recent developments in the human rights situation in China
European Union External Action, July 15, 2015
http://eeas.europa.eu/statements-eeas/2015/150715_03_en.htm

Mass suppression of lawyers reveals true nature of Xi’s “rule by law”
对维权律师的大规模镇压揭示了习近平“依法治国”的真实面目
Human Rights in China, July 14, 2015
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-and-defenders
CH:http://hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-da-gui-mo-zhen-ya-wei-quan-lu-shi-he-huo-yue-ren-shi

China: Lawyers face 15 years in jail on ‘chilling’ state security charges
Amnesty International, July 16, 2015
https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2015/07/china-lawyers-16-july/

Law Society urges China to release lawyers arrested in “crackdown”
The Law Society of England and Wales, July 16, 2015
http://communities.lawsociety.org.uk/human-rights/news-and-events/law-society-urges-china-to-release-lawyers-arrested-in-crackdown/5050047.article

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s imploding pressure cooker: Xinfang petitions
Diplomat, July 16, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/07/chinas-imploding-pressure-cooker-xinfang-petitions/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China's private sector joins the nation's battle against corruption
South China Morning Post, July 13, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1840674/chinas-private-sector-joins-nations-battle-against

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

德国副总理针对中国的自由及人权问题对中国政府提出明确的警告 (German Vice Chancellor gives China an explicit warning regarding China’s freedom and human rights problem)
Radio Free Asia, July 16, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/junshiwaijiao/gr-07162015095852.html

美国敦促中国改善人权 (U.S. urges China to improve human rights)
VOA Chinese, July 16, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/us-urges-china-to-improve-human-rights-20150716/2863908.html

20名外国人在中国内蒙古被捕 (20 foreigners have been detained in Mongolia)
Radio Free Asia, July 15 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/junshiwaijiao/zaa-07152015121607.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China’s new crackdown on civil rights
Washington Post, July 15, 2015, July 14, 2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/narrowing-a-tiny-civil-rights-gray-zone-in-china/2015/07/15/e4aad038-2a4c-11e5-bd33-395c05608059_story.html

正规的被冒名,敛财的钻空子,执法的干瞪眼 离岸协会 监管待发力(求证·后续)(Forcefully regulate offshore associations)
People’s Daily, July 16, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2015/0716/c1001-27311104.html

Interview: repression, dubious Rendition of Uyghurs is "the real China"
Radio Free Asia, July 16, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/uyghur-rebiya-07162015074311.html