Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Detained Chinese rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang denied legal counsel for nearly a month, wife says
Associated Press, July 20, 2015
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/8f339534706849dca838fffbe2095cbb/AS--China-Rights-Lawyer

China's war on rights lawyers part of wider “stability maintenance” plan
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-lawyers-07212015140342.html

Related:
State media: More confessions from “Black Friday” lawyers
China Digital Times, July 21, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/07/state-media-more-confessions-from-black-friday-lawyers/

Detained lawyers “at risk of torture” as Taiwan voices support
Hong Kong Free Press, July 22, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/07/22/detained-lawyers-at-risk-of-torture-as-taiwan-voices-support/

数十人权团体谴责中国再次违反法律程序 香港学界首参与联署声援律师 (Dozens of human rights groups condemn China’s repeated violations of legal procedures, Hong Kong academics join for first t time petition for detained lawyers)
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-07212015102502.html

Law Society condemns mainland crackdown
The Standard, July 22, 2015
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=21&art_id=159316&sid=44870283&con_type=1&d_str=20150722

Statement of Law Society on the arrests and detention of lawyers in China
香港律師會就近日內地律師被逮捕及拘留之回應
The Law Society of Hong Kong, July 21, 2015
EN: http://www.hklawsoc.org.hk/pub_e/news/press/20150721.asp
CH: http://www.hklawsoc.org.hk/pub_c/news/press/20150721.asp

Chinese police are said to seize ashes of Tibetan Monk Tenzin Delek Rinpoche
警方夺走西藏喇嘛丹增德勒骨灰
The New York Times, July 22, 2015
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/22/world/asia/chinese-police-are-said-to-seize-ashes-of-tibetan-monk-tenzin-delek-rinpoche.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20150722/c22tibetan/

Access to Information (信息公开)

Taming the flood: How China’s leaders “guide” public opinion
Chia File, July 20, 2015
http://www.chinafile.com/reporting-opinion/media/taming-flood

Why China’s propagandists love the Internet
Foreign Policy, July 21, 2015
http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/07/21/why-chinas-propagandists-love-the-internet/#

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Naked protester detained by Chinese police wanted mum to visit Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, July 21, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1842646/naked-protester-detained-chinese-police-wanted-mum

曾参与香港反国教、雨伞等运动的三名香港学生领袖抵台 (Three Hong Kong social movement student leaders participate in Taiwan conference)
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/hx2-07212015124438.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

借反腐之名的权力斗争 (Power struggle in the name of fighting graft)
Deutsche Welle, July 20, 2015
http://www.dw.com/zh/借反腐之名的权力斗争/a-18597642

Ling Jihua arrested, expelled from party
China Digital Times, July 20, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/07/hu-jintao-aide-ling-jihua-arrested-expelled-from-party/

Related:
How Ling Jihua, once one of China's most powerful men, fell from grace
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1842645/fall-grace-ling-jihua-once-one-chinas-most-powerful-men

廣東省預防腐敗局局長鐘世堅因腐敗被查 (Guangdong top graft buster Zhong Shijian investigated for corruption)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 21, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/07/150721_china_corruption_zhong

环保部:支持环保组织提起环境公益诉讼 (Ministry of Environmental Protection welcomes civil society to file suits about environmental protection interests)
People’s Daily, July 22, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2015/0722/c1001-27341220.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing won’t waver in its approach to Hong Kong's democratic development, says NPC chief Zhang Dejiang
South China Morning Post, July 21, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1842476/key-central-government-leader-says-beijing-wont-waver-its

HK's desire for democracy still strong: UK
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 21, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150721/news_20150721_56_1117886.htm

Related:
Written Ministerial Statement on the Hong Kong six-monthly report
Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom, July 21, 2015
https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/written-ministerial-statement-on-the-hong-kong-six-monthly-report

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

Suicide bombings in China: Beyond terrorism
The Diplomat, July 21, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/07/suicide-bombings-in-china-beyond-terrorism/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

A sea change for the rule of law in China
Lawfare, July 20, 2015
http://www.lawfareblog.com/sea-change-rule-law-china

Louisa Lim: “I wanted to discover how Chinese people became complicit in an act of mass amnesia”
The Guardian, July 22, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2015/jul/21/louisa-lim-the-peoples-republic-of-amnesia-tiananmen-revisited-china

大家談中國:計劃生育受害者有權要求賠償 (Victims of family planning measures have the right to demand compensation)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 21, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/comments_on_china/2015/07/150721_coc_one_child_compensation

Is China’s reform era over and, if so, what’s next?
China File, July 21, 2015
http://www.chinafile.com/conversation/chinas-reform-era-over-and-if-so-whats-next