Monday, July 20, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China carries out crackdown on lawyers and activists
Al Jazeera, July 19, 2015
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/07/china-crackdown-lawyers-activists-150719112829794.html

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Published “confessions” stoke fair trial fears for lawyers held in Chinese crackdown
South China Morning Post, July 19, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1841387/published-confessions-stoke-fears-lawyers-held-chinese

China publishes "confession" of law firm director, arrests continue
中国官方媒体称维权律师"认罪忏悔"
Deutsche Presse-Agentur International, July 19, 2015
EN: http://www.dpa-international.com/news/asia/china-publishes-confession-of-law-firm-director-arrests-continue-a-45917177.html
CH: http://www.dw.com/zh/中国官方媒体称维权律师认罪忏悔/a-18594153

北京锋锐律所案追踪:向法院施压企图“有罪判无罪” (Beijing Fengrui law firm case update: Pressuring the court in attempt to change “guilty” verdict to “not guilty”)
Legal Daily, July 18, 2015
http://legal.people.com.cn/n/2015/0718/c42510-27324947.html

HK legal heavyweights urge China to “uphold rule of law” as justice dept refuses to sign petition
Hong Kong Free Press, July 19, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/07/19/hong-kongs-legal-heavyweights-urge-china-to-uphold-rule-of-law-as-pressure-mounts-on-justice-chief/

河北老民:向黄庆畅邹伟两位记者讨教 (Elder citizen from Hebei seeks “advice” from 2 official media journalists who reported on the “rights defense lawyers crime syndicate”)
The New Citizens’ Movement, July 20, 2015
http://xgmyd.com/archives/20105

【直擊】中國維權律師失蹤 同業奔走救人 (Chinese rights defense lawyers disappear, colleagues rush about to save them)
Apple Daily, July 19, 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYD5Gy2oyaA

Statement of the Hong Kong Bar Association on reports of multiple arrests made of Mainland legal professionals
香港大律師公會就近期有關多名中國內地律師被拘留的報導的聲明
Hong Kong Bar Association, July 18, 2015
EN: http://www.hkba.org/whatsnew/press-release/Press_Statement_on_Jul_18_(Eng).pdf
CH: http://www.hkba.org/whatsnew/press-release/Press_Statement_on_Jul_18_(Chi).pdf

Open letter: Arrest and detention of lawyers and human rights activists in China
Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, July 17, 2015
http://barhumanrights.org.uk/sites/default/files/documents/biblio/open_letter_to_president_of_peoples_republic_of_china.pdf

Access to Information (信息公开)

China state media’s Ramadan rally
Wall Street Journal, July 17, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/07/17/china-state-medias-ramadan-rally/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China's Xi tells army to learn from uncorrupt past
Reuters, July 17, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/17/us-china-hongkong-idUSKCN0PR0VT20150717

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

Making Sense of China’s New National Security Law
Sri Lanka Guardian, July 20, 2015
http://www.slguardian.org/?p=28882

內蒙:9外國客認涉恐被逐 遊客:只看了成吉思汗紀錄片 (Inner Mongolia: 9 tourists deported after watching Genghis Khan documentary mistaken for a “terror video”)
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/tc/national/14ea97701946e33/nei-meng-9-wai-guo-ke-ren-she-kong-bei-zhu-you-ke-zhi-kan-liao-cheng-ji-si-han-ji-lu-pian

「中國抓獲恐怖分子欲炸石家莊商場」 (“China arrests Uyghurs suspected of planning bomb attack on Shijiazhuang shopping mall”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 20, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/07/150720_china_terror_suspect

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Lack of due process mars China’s war on drugs
East Asia Forum, July 20, 2015
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2015/07/20/lack-of-due-process-mars-chinas-war-on-drugs/

China’s irrepressible lawyers
Washington Post, July 19, 2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/chinas-irrepressible-lawyers/2015/07/19/81d0a04e-2a7b-11e5-a250-42bd812efc09_story.html

She was a quiet commercial lawyer. Then China turned against her.
The Washington Post, July 18, 2015
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/she-was-a-quiet-commercial-lawyer-then-china-turned-against-her/2015/07/18/fe45876c-2b3d-11e5-960f-22c4ba982ed4_story.html

Breaking the law: China rounds up its lawyers
The Huffington Post, July 18, 2015
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/harriet-garland/china-laywers_b_7819004.html

China’s young people have spoken. And what they want is sex
The Guardian, July 16, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/16/china-sex-viral-video-uniqlo

Related:
Uniqlo sex video couple arrested, say Chinese authorities
The Guardian, July 19, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/19/uniqlo-sex-video-couple-arrested-say-chinese-authorities