Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

郑州法院受理刑事速裁案件737件均当庭宣判 平均4个工作日结案体现轻罪快判 (Zhengzhou Courts handle 737 fast track criminal cases, average of 4 work days to conclude a case exemplifies speedy judgment for misdemeanors)
Legal Daily, August 11, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150811/Articel05003GN.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

China bans Fart and 119 other “immoral” songs with “severe punishment” threat
The Guardian, August 10, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/11/china-bans-fart-and-119-other-immoral-songs-with-severe-punishment-threat

Related:
中国文化部公布120首网路音乐黑名单 (Chinese Ministry of Culture blacklists 120 songs)
Radio France International, August 11, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150811-中国文化部公布120首网路音乐黑名单

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese Christians resist government plan to remove crosses
The New York Times, August 11, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/11/world/asia/chinese-christians-resist-government-plan-to-remove-crosses.html

Related:
Protest in Zhejiang as church cross demolitions continue
Hong Kong Free Press, August 10, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/08/10/protest-in-zhejiang-as-church-cross-demolitions-continue/

Tenzin Delek Rinpoche's sister, niece return home after two weeks' detention
Radio Free Asia, August 10, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/return-08072015161511.html

Drawings of police torture seize China’s attention
山西男子用漫画记录遭刑讯经历
The New York Times, August 11, 2015
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/11/world/asia/drawings-of-police-torturing-a-suspect-captivate-china.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20150811/c11sino-drawings/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese Communist Party newspaper warns against retired officials exerting political influence behind scenes
South China Morning Post, August 10, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1848144/chinese-communist-party-newspaper-warns-against-retired

Related:
党媒批评老干部恋栈权位分析认为已属“摊牌” (State media criticizes old cadres’ reluctance to give up power, analysts say CPC is laying its cards on the table)
Radio France International, August 11, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150811-党媒批评老干部恋栈权位分析认为已属“摊牌”

Lowly official linked to 821 million yuan graft
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 10, 2015
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1204139-20150810.htm

Communist Party leadership’s annual visit to Beidaihe in doubt
Irish Times, August 10, 2015
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/asia-pacific/communist-party-leadership-s-annual-visit-to-beidaihe-in-doubt-1.2312773

公安部修订涉案财物管理规定 严禁办案人员自行保管涉案财物 (PSB amends management regulations for property cases, strictly forbids personnel who handle cases from managing property themselves)
Legal Daily, August 11, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150811/Articel01004GN.htm

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China's much-hyped healthcare reform drive stuck in first gear
Reuters, August 9, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/09/us-china-healthcare-reform-idUSKCN0QE0UR20150809

Chinese hack of U.S. national security details revealed days after Russian hack
The Guardian, August 10, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/10/chinese-national-security-officials-hack

Related:
中国黑客2010年以来一直在入侵美国官员私人电邮—NBC (Chinese hackers have been gaining unauthorized access to U.S. officials’ personal emails since 2010)
Reuters, August 10, 2015
http://cn.reuters.com/article/2015/08/11/cybersecurity-usa-china-idCNKCS0QG0JA20150811

Report: China hacked emails of U.S. officials
Voice of America, August 10, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/report-china-hacked-emails-of-us-officials/2912486.html

Hong Kong (香港)

香港工會報告指「內地港企勞工糾紛大幅上升」 (HK Federation of Trade Unions report: HK enterprises in mainland see drastic rise in labor disputes)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 11, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/business/2015/08/150811_labor_right_hong_kong

拟议中的NGO立法恐使香港逾百机构受影响 (Proposed NGO law may affect over 100 organizations in HK)
Radio Free Asia, August 10, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/Ql2-08102015095041.html

港大調查指梁振英支持度評分跌至39.2屬表現失敗 (HKU survey: CY Leung’s approval rate low at 39.2% indicates failure)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 11, 2015
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1204381-20150811.htm

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

The Guardian view on China under Xi Jinping: it prefers control to reform
The Guardian, August 10, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/10/the-guardian-view-on-china-under-xi-jinping-it-prefers-control-to-reform

Bandurski: Putting China’s cyberpolice in context
China Media Project, August 10, 2015
http://cmp.hku.hk/2015/08/11/39139//

Badiucao (巴丢草): Shaolin vows and Zhejiang crosses
China Digital Times, August 10, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/08/badiucao-%e5%b7%b4%e4%b8%a2%e8%8d%89-shaolin-vows-and-zhejiang-crosses/

點評中國:中國法院「正義」排在第幾位? (China commentaries: How high does “justice” rank in Chinese courts?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 10, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/08/150810_cr_chinese_court_justice