Friday, August 07, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

律師:高瑜有心臟病,要求保外就醫 (Lawyer: Gao Yu has heart disease and should be released on medical parole)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 6, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/08/150806_gaoyu_medical

Related:
15人权团体呼吁习近平释放高瑜 (15 organizations urge Xi Jinping to release Gao Yu)
Voice of America, August 6, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/human-rights-groups-gaoyu-20150805/2903559.html

Joint Letter Regarding Health of Imprisoned Journalist Gao Yu
关切高瑜健康状况的联名信
15 Organizations, August 6, 2015
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/joint-statement/joint-letter-regarding-health-imprisoned-journalist-gao-yu
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/lian-he-sheng-ming/guan-qie-gao-yu-jian-kang-zhuang-kuang-de-lian-ming-xin

紧急关注:著名人权律师余文生被警方破门传唤、抄家并带走 (Urgent: Well-known rights lawyer Yu Wensheng taken by police after home was searched)
Weiquanwang, August 7, 2015
http://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2015/08/blog-post_64.html?spref=tw

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

”Left-behind children” found stabbed to death in southern China
South China Morning Post, August 5, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1846701/left-behind-children-found-stabbed-death-southern-china

Tibetan monk emerges from two-month stint in Sichuan jail in poor health
Radio Free Asia, August 5, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/emerges-08052015150323.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China jails hacker for 12 years over anti-government broadcast
South China Morning Post, August 5, 2015
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11785003/China-jails-hacker-for-12-years-over-anti-government-broadcast.html

人权组织敦促中国修改网安法草案 (Human rights group calls on China to revise proposed cybersecurity draft law)
Voice of America, August 6, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/hrw-china-revised-cybersecurity-law-20150805/2902936.html

China’s cities keep mum in deep fog of debt
The Wall Street Journal, August 5, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/08/05/chinas-cities-keep-mum-in-deep-fog-of-debt/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

A day in the life of china's first cyber dissident
The Huffington Post, August 5, 2015
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chinas-first-cyber-dissident_55acb432e4b065dfe89ea4a6

China has promised I can return, says Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei
South China Morning Post, August 5, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1846764/china-has-promised-i-can-return-says-chinese-dissident

Tears and hymns as crosses toppled in China's Christian heartland
South China Morning Post, August 5, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1846785/tears-and-hymns-crosses-topple

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s top court demands heavy penalties for firms breaking food safety laws
South China Morning Post, August 6, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1846954/chinas-top-court-demands-heavy-penalties-firms-breaking

Orphan’s essay sets off debate about poverty in China
The New York Times, August 5, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/05/orphans-essay-sets-off-debate-about-poverty-in-china/

Beijing’s winter doldrums
Foreign Policy, August 4, 2015
http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/08/04/china-beijing-winter-olympics-money-taxpayer-criticism/

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

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

U.S. and China race for the fastest supercomputer
Deutsche Welle, August 5, 2015
http://www.dw.com/en/us-and-china-race-for-the-fastest-supercomputer/a-18628659

Hong Kong (香港)

Drastic differences in LegCo assistants’ pay comes into question
Hong Kong Free Press, August 5, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/08/05/drastic-differences-in-legco-assistants-pay-comes-into-question/

Pro-Beijing lawyer, co-defendants in court for first time in Hong Kong corporate graft case
South China Morning Post, August 5, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1846717/pro-beijing-lawyer-and-co-defendants-appear-hong-kong-court

Mob rule or defending freedom? 8 reactions to HKU Council’s explosive protest
Hong Kong Free Press, August 6, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/08/06/mob-rule-or-defending-freedom-8-reactions-to-hku-councils-explosive-protest/

《明報》前總編遇襲案首被告:公安稱中央不想有政治問題 (First defendant in ex Mingpao chief editor assault case: Public security official says the central government does not want a political dispute)
South China Morning Post, August 6, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/tc/hk-macau-tw/14f01e27c9184e9/ming-bao-qian-zong-bian-yu-xi-an-shou-bei-gao-gong-an-cheng-zhong-yang-bu-xiang-you-zheng-zhi-wen-ti

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

Uighurs deported from Thailand to China remain in detention
Voice of America, August 5, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/uighurs-deported-from-thailand-to-china-remain-in-detention/2902491.html

新疆「統一」中國護照簽發政策 (Xinjiang to implement a “unified” Chinese passport issuance policy)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 6, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/08/150806_china_xinjiang_passport

China seeks joint Pacific security vision with Russia
The Diplomat, August 6, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/08/china-seeks-joint-pacific-security-vision-with-russia/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Why won’t Obama speak out about China’s crackdown on activists?
Foreign Policy, August 5, 2015
http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/08/05/why-wont-obama-speak-out-about-chinas-crackdown-on-activists/

China will “explode” if communist regime remains, says Ai Weiwei
The Irish Times, August 5, 2015
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/china-will-explode-if-communist-regime-remains-says-ai-weiwei-1.2307751

The myth of a U.S.-China grand bargain
The Diplomat, August 6, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/08/the-dangers-of-china-phobia/

Cyber attacks: Why retaliating against China is the wrong reaction
The Diplomat, August 6, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/08/cyber-attacks-why-retaliating-against-china-is-the-wrong-reaction/

Dispatches: China-US Dialogue – Counterterrorism or Counter-Productive?
Human Rights Watch, August 6, 2015
https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/08/06/dispatches-china-us-dialogue-counterterrorism-or-counter-productive/