Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

The Chinese rights lawyer denied right to see his lawyer
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1842320/chinese-rights-lawyer-denied-right-see-his-lawyer

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律师会见浦志强受到限制 (Lawyer prevented from meeting with Pu Zhiqiang)
Deutsche Welle, July 20, 2015
http://www.dw.com/zh/律师会见浦志强受到限制/a-18596025"

At least six missing after clampdown on human rights lawyers in China
The Guardian, July 21, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/21/human-rights-lawyers-china-missing-clampdown

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China: secretly detained lawyers at risk of torture
Human Rights Watch, July 20, 2015
https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/07/20/china-secretly-detained-lawyers-risk-torture

人权观察指律师被捕反映北京“极度厌恶”法治 (Human Rights Watch says crackdown on lawyers demonstrates Beijing’s “extraordinary disdain for rule of law”)
Radio France Internationale, July 21, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150721-人权观察指律师被捕反映北京“极度厌恶”法治/

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 16, 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

Accusations fly as China crackdown pits former official against top lawyer friend
Hong Kong Free Press, July 21, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/07/21/accusations-fly-as-china-crackdown-pits-former-official-against-top-lawyer-friend/

China human-rights lawyers targeted [VIDEO]
The Wall Street Journal, July 20, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/video/china-human-rights-lawyers-targeted/1E429246-4A5B-4931-828A-74C2DA31C101.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Rumours, politics and corruption most likely topics to be censored on Chinese messaging app WeChat
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/tech/apps-gaming/article/1840933/rumours-politics-and-corruption-most-likely-topics-be-censored

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“Cancer-causing bras” and North Korea’s “downfall”: WeChat censors actual rumors
Wall Street Journal, July 21, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/07/21/cancer-causing-bras-and-north-koreas-downfall-wechat-censors-actual-rumors/

China blocks Telegram messenger for “aiding rights advocates”
Global Voices, July 20, 2015
https://globalvoicesonline.org/2015/07/20/china-blocks-telegram-messenger-for-aiding-rights-advocates/

北京独立制片人杨伟东被以“寻衅滋事”罪名刑拘 (Beijing independent filmmaker Yang Weidong criminally detained for “picking quarrels and provoking troubles”)
Radio France Internationale, July 20, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr//中国/20150720-北京独立制片人杨伟东被以“寻衅滋事”罪名刑拘

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Xi turns back the clock on women’s rights in China
The Wall Street Journal, July 20, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/xi-turns-back-the-clock-on-womens-rights-in-china-1437454619

Mixed verdict on Chinese environmental public interest lawsuits
The Diplomat, July 20, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/07/mixed-verdict-on-chinese-environmental-public-interest-lawsuits/

Related:
Measures on public participation in environmental protection
环境保护公众参与办法
Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China, July 13, 2015
EN: http://chinalawtranslate.com/环境保护公众参与办法/?lang=en
CH: http://www.zhb.gov.cn/gkml/hbb/bl/201507/t20150720_306928.htm

中国维稳管制严上加严 (China’s stability maintenance measures get harsher and harsher)
Radio Free Asia, July 20, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/kejiaowen/cyl-07202015141530.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

With days to go, human rights groups question whether China should be awarded another Olympic Games
The Speaker, July 20, 2015
http://thespeaker.co/sports/with-days-to-go-human-rights-groups-question-whether-china-should-be-awarded-another-olympic-games/

Related:
IOC: Don’t reward China’s worsening oppression with another Olympic Games
Change.org, July 20, 2015
https://www.change.org/p/international-olympic-committee-ioc-don-t-reward-china-s-worsening-oppression-with-another-olympic-games

A woman scorned: Retired Chinese official’s ex-wife exposes his “three mistresses, bribe-taking”
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1841250/retired-chinese-officials-ex-wife-exposes-his-corrupt

Top Chinese official is ousted from Communist Party
The New York Times, July 21, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/21/world/asia/top-chinese-official-is-ousted-from-communist-party.html

Related:
China to prosecute former aide to retired president
Reuters, July 20, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/20/us-china-corruption-idUSKCN0PU1IT20150720

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong barristers campaign over China's “arbitrary” detention of rights lawyers
Radio Free Asia, July 20, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-lawyers-07202015144633.html

港台媒体指周世锋可能是被认罪 (Hong Kong and Taiwan media suspect Zhou Shifeng’s confession was forced)
Radio France Internationale, July 19, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150719-港台媒体指周世锋可能是被认罪/

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

China airs “bomb attack confession” from Xinjiang man
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 20, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-33591437

中国新国安法的泛国家安全观风险 (The risks posed by the broad concept of state security of the new State Security Law)
Financial Times, July 20, 2015
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001063071?full=y

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Is Beijing’s decision on democracy in Hong Kong written in stone?
Hong Kong Free Press, July 20, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/07/20/is-beijings-decision-on-democracy-in-hong-kong-written-in-stone/

周永康案的启示:宪法还是暴力? (Lesson from Zhou Yongkang case: Constitutionalsim or violence?)
Financial Times, July 21, 2015
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001063065