Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Fewer juvenile arrests approved; migrants bear brunt of charges
Duihua, July 28, 2015
http://www.duihuahrjournal.org/2015/07/fewer-juvenile-arrests-approved.html

中国镇压维权律师人数达265 (更新中) (China’s crackdown on human rights lawyers reaches 265 people (Updates in process) )
Voice of America, August 4, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/voa-news-china-crackdown-human-rights-lawyers-20150803/2897088.html

What you need to know about China’s “residential surveillance at a designated place”
China Change, August 2, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/08/02/what-you-need-to-know-about-chinas-residential-surveillance-at-a-designated-place/

Related:
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

Access to Information (信息公开)

Man in China gets 12-year term for putting anti-Communist slogans on TV
Los Angeles Times, August 4, 2015
http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-china-jail-anti-communist-slogans-tv-20150804-story.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Hong Kong activists write to Chinese police calling for lawyers' release
Radio Free Asia, August 3, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/release-08032015110742.html

Music video puts a human face on China’s sweep of lawyers
The New York Times, August 4, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/04/music-video-puts-a-human-face-on-chinas-sweep-of-lawyers/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Winter Olympic Games venues in China “pose threat to Beijing nature reserve”
South China Morning Post, August 3, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1846273/winter-olympic-games-venues-china-pose-threat-beijing-nature

Related:
With China, IOC Turns Its Back on Human Rights
中国主办冬奥凸显国际奥委会漠视人权
Human Rights in China, July 31, 2015
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/statement/china-ioc-turns-its-back-human-rights
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/sheng-ming/zhong-guo-zhu-ban-dong-ao-tu-xian-guo-ji-ao-wei-hui-mo-shi-ren-quan

HRIC Urges IOC to Postpone Host City Election for 2022 Olympics
中国人权敦促国际奥委会推迟选举2022年冬奥会主办城市
Human Rights in China, July 28, 2015
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/statement/hric-urges-ioc-postpone-host-city-election-2022-olympics
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/sheng-ming/zhong-guo-ren-quan-dun-cu-guo-ji-ao-wei-hui-tui-chi-xuan-ju-2022nian

德国媒体负面评价北京获冬奥会举办权 (German media negative about Beijing hosting Winter Olympics)
Radio Free Asia, August 3, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/kejiaowen/gr-08032015115409.html

黄家光含冤坐牢17年 无端卷入杀人案屈打成招 (Falsely accused in murder case and forced to confess under torture, Huang Jiaguang is released after 17 years in prison)
CCTV News Channel, August 4, 2015
http://video.sina.com.cn/p/news/c/v/2015-08-04/100265047517.html

中国人口贩运猖獗 女权组织抗议美报告排名 (Women’s rights group says China deserves worse ranking than in U.S. Trafficking In Persons report, as problem is rampant)
Voice of America, August 4, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/voa-news-chian-trafficking-20150803/2897901.html

127 bank officials held for corruption in China
The Hindu, August 2, 2015
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/127-bank-officials-held-for-corruption-in-china/article7491972.ece

Is this the beginning of the end of China’s “CEO monk”?
Foreign Policy, August 3, 2015
http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/08/03/china_shaolin_temple_kung_fu_monk_corruption_scandal/

Related:
Mystery deepens over China’s scandal-hit “CEO monk” Shi Yongxin
Financial Times, August 3, 2015
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/f68d4322-398c-11e5-bbd1-b37bc06f590c.html

China seeks hearts and minds with Tibetan resettlements
Reuters, August 3, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/03/us-china-tibetans-idUSKCN0Q80M120150803

President Xi Jinping to be fourth speaker at September’s United Nations General Assembly
South China Morning Post, August 3, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1846141/president-xi-jinping-be-fourth-speaker-septembers

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China restricts exports of drones, supercomputers
U.S.A. Today, August 3, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/08/03/china-restricts-exports-of-drones-supercomputers/

U.S. to challenge China for world’s fastest supercomputer
The Diplomat, August 4, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/08/us-to-challenge-china-for-worlds-fastest-supercomputer/

UConn hit by cyberattack “originating in China”
Deutsche Welle, July 31, 2015
http://www.dw.com/en/uconn-hit-by-cyberattack-originating-in-china/a-18621219

China finally opens door to overseas game consoles
Hong Kong Free Press, August 3, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/08/03/china-finally-opens-door-to-overseas-game-consoles/

Hong Kong (香港)

Occupy Central protester cleared after videos contradict “bizarre, absurd” evidence from Hong Kong police
South China Morning Post, August 4, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1846174/hong-kong-protester-cleared-after-police-give-bizarre

Pro-Beijing lawyer charged by corruption watchdog in bribery scandal
Hong Kong Free Press, August 3, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/08/03/pro-beijing-lawyer-charged-by-corruption-watchdog-in-bribery-scandal/

State media calls for HKU scholar to withdraw following student protest
Hong Kong Free Press, August 3, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/08/03/state-media-calls-for-hku-scholar-to-withdraw-following-student-protest/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Differing outlooks impede Sino-US cooperation to enhance cybersecurity
The South China Morning Post, August 3, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1846146/differing-outlooks-impede-sino-us-cooperation-enhancel

The Olympics gives China a second chance at human rights reforms
The Washington Post, August 3, 2015
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/chinas-second-chance-at-human-rights-reforms/2015/08/03/fb72d470-39d1-11e5-8e98-115a3cf7d7ae_story.html

打壓維權律師對中國有害無利 (Clampdown on human rights lawyers does no good, only harm to China)
The New York Times, August 4, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20150804/c04iht-edxiao/zh-hant/

For China's gay men, Dongdan Park in Beijing offers haven
The Los Angeles Times, August 3, 2015
http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-china-gay-park-20150803-story.html#page=1

社論:立法後 中國須確保NGO免受不當阻撓 (Commentary: China should ensure NGOs not be unduly obstructed after passing foreign NGO law)
South China Morning Post, August 4, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/tc/national/14ef2df98798f16/she-lun-li-fa-hou-zhong-guo-xu-que-bao-ngo-mian-shou-bu-dang-zu-nao

Voices: China's tech dreams clash with political reality
U.S.A. Today, August 3, 2015
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2015/08/03/voices-china-transforms-into-high-tech-economy/30620417/