Thursday, August 06, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China's top prosecutor's office issues test rules to tackle prolonged detentions
South China Morning Post, August 4, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1846594/chinas-top-prosecutors-office-issues-test-rules-tackle

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最高检紧盯超期羁押和久押不决 (Supreme People's Procuratorate keeping close watch on prolonged detentions)
The Supreme People's Procuratorate of the People’s Republic of China, August 3, 2015
http://www.spp.gov.cn/xwfbh/wsfbt/201508/t20150804_102456.shtml

Beijing extends detention of top rights lawyer amid ongoing crackdown
Radio Free Asia, August 4, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/extends-08042015121903.html

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)

Only six Chinese city governments out of nearly 300 in transparency survey reveal debt levels
South China Morning Post, August 4, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1846414/only-six-chinese-city-governments-out-nearly-300

China says Uighurs attacked officials
Taipei Times, August 5, 2015
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2015/08/05/2003624680

China: proposed cybersecurity law will bolster censorship
Human Rights Watch, August 4, 2015
https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/08/04/china-proposed-cybersecurity-law-will-bolster-censorship

China to tighten grip over country’s internet users
The Financial Times, August 5, 2015
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/d9637c2c-3b52-11e5-bbd1-b37bc06f590c.html?siteedition=intl#axzz3hwBszWTU

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China detains seven Christians opposed to removal of cross from church
South China Morning Post, August 4, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1846503/

China egg freezing ban sparks massive debate online
中國禁止女性冷凍卵子引發網絡熱議
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 4, 2015
EN: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-33770728
CH: http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/08/150804_chinese_women_frozen_eggs

Hundreds protest job losses at Apple supplier factory in China's Jiangsu
Radio Free Asia, August 4, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/losses-08042015134346.html

China’s Winter Olympic theme sounds familiar, and netizens won’t “let it go”
The Wall Street Journal, August 4, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/08/04/chinas-winter-olympics-theme-song-strikes-a-familiar-chord/

Related:
京冬奧歌神似Let It Go惹抄襲爭議 宣傳片最後加“冰雪元素” (Similarity of Beijing Winter Olympic theme song to “Let It Go” stirs debate over plagiarism)
South China Morning Post, August 5, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/tc/national/14efc9ad1ec03cb/jing-dong-ao-ge-shen-si-letitgo-re-chao-xi-zheng-yi-xuan-chuan-pian-zui-hou-jia-bing-xue-yuan-su-

Government Accountability (政府问责)

37天擒下8名高官 中国再掀一波“打虎”高潮
Xinhua: eight high ranking officials arrested in the past 37 days
Xinhua, August 5, 2015
CH:http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2015-08/01/c_128081609.htm
EN:http://chinascope.org/main/content/view/7336/106/

China's anti-corruption fight turns toward environmental agency
The Diplomat, August 5, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/08/chinas-anti-corruption-fight-turns-toward-environmental-agency/

Video: The costs behind the Winter Olympics
Wall Street Journal, August 4, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/08/04/video-the-costs-behind-the-winter-olympics/

Related:
With China, IOC Turns Its Back on Human Rights
Human Rights in China, July 31, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/statement/china-ioc-turns-its-back-human-rights

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

3中國人經瑞士走私262公斤象牙 或面臨巨額罰款 (3 Chinese who smuggled 262kg of ivory through Switzerland to face heavy penalties)
South China Morning Post, August 5, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/tc/international/14efb995c3d97b9/3-zhong-guo-ren-jing-rui-shi-zou-si-262-xiang-ya-huo-mian-lin-ju-e-fa-kuan

Hong Kong (香港)

Hongkongers' negativity over freedom and prosperity is lowest in a decade, HKU poll finds
港大民研:港法治评分跌至11年新低 自由繁荣跌幅明显
South China Morning Post, August 4, 2015
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1846641/significantly-less-positive-hongkongers-most
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk-macau-tw/14efc7cc89811d5/gang-da-min-yan-gang-fa-zhi-ping-fen-die-zhi-11-xin-di-zi-you-fan-rong-die-fu-ming-xian

Student leader Joshua Wong presents vision for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement
Hong Kong Free Press, August 4, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/08/04/student-leader-joshua-wong-presents-vision-for-hong-kongs-pro-democracy-movement/

Home return permit required for Hong Kong v China football match tickets amid “booing” controversy
Hong Kong Free Press, August 4, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/08/04/home-return-permit-required-for-hong-kong-v-china-football-match-tickets-amid-booing-controversy/

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

China appeals for U.S. help to fight Xinjiang militants
中国要求美国支持和配合中国打击“东突”势力
Reuters, August 5, 2015
EN: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/05/us-china-usa-security-idUSKCN0QA07O20150805
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/2015/08/05/us-cn-idCNKCS0QA0EK20150805

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China’s schools are testing factories. Why is Britain so keen to copy them?
The Guardian, August 4, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/04/china-schools-testing-britain-copy-government-pupils

Is this man China's next leader?
The Diplomat, August 3, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/08/is-this-man-chinas-next-leader/