Thursday, August 13, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese police rule suicide in case of young mother found with seven stab wounds
South China Morning Post, August 12, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1848939/chinese-police-rule-suicide-case-young-mother-found-seven-stab

Chinese activist free after post-release “disappearance”
李化平曝被戴手铐绑架出狱 未来将安心写作
Radio Free Asia, August 11, 2015
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/release-08112015132840.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-08112015105242.html

余文生控告北京警方虐待及变相酷刑 (Yu Wensheng files complaint against Beijing police for abuse and torture)
Radio Free Asia, August 11, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-08112015114008.html

锋锐律师案王全璋以寻衅滋事、煽动颠覆两罪被刑事拘留 (Fengrui law firm case: Wang Quanzhang criminally detained for “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” and “inciting subversion of state power”)
Radio France Internationale, August 11, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150811-锋锐律师案王全璋以寻衅滋事、煽动颠覆两罪被刑事拘留

Chinese man, falsely jailed for 20 years for murder, “refused to confess under torture”
South China Morning Post, August 12, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1848850/chinese-man-falsely-jailed-20-years-murder-refused

Access to Information (信息公开)

Shanghai Telecom triples cost of access to overseas websites
Global Voices, August 11, 2015
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2015/08/11/shanghai-telecom-triples-cost-of-access-to-overseas-websites/

Minitrue: Don’t hype Ministry of Culture’s music blacklist
China Digital Times, August 11, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/08/minitrue-dont-hype-ministry-of-cultures-music-blacklist/

C is for Censorship: Google’s Alphabet site blocked one day after foundation
Hong Kong Free Press, August 12, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/08/12/c-is-for-censorship-googles-alphabet-site-blocked-one-day-after-foundation/

文化部公布音乐“黑名单”遭网民调侃 (Ministry of Culture’s “blacklist” of songs mocked by netizens)
Deutsche Welle, August 11, 2015
http://www.dw.com/zh/文化部公布音乐黑名单遭网民调侃/a-18641509

Related:
中国公布120首网络禁歌 网友抨击限制言论自由
China's song ban could spark public backlash: commentators
Radio Free Asia, August 11, 2015
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/yf1-08112015113007.html
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/backlash-08112015113538.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

广西玉林数百村民与警方冲突 抵抗征地建火葬场 (Hundreds of Guangxi Yulin villagers clash with police while protesting plans for crematorium in confiscated land)
Radio France Internationale, August 11, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150811-广西玉林数百村民与警方冲突-抵抗征地建火葬场

温州信徒集会反对拆除十字架 贵州活石教会牧师账户被冻结 (Wenzhou Christians protest removal of crosses, Guizhou pastor’s bank account frozen)
Radio Free Asia, August 11, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/yf2-08112015120757.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

美參議員要求奧習會關注中國打壓人權 (U.S. senators urge Obama to pay attention to China’s crackdown on human rights during his meeting with Xi Jinping)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 11, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/world/2015/08/150811_us_china_rights

Related:
U.S. senators urge President Obama to press China’s President Xi on rights during visit
South China Morning Post, August 12, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1848829/us-senators-urge-president-obama-press-chinas-president

Associate of China's disgraced presidential aide Ling Jihua accused of leaking state secrets
South China Morning Post, August 12, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1848886/another-top-communist-party-cadre-accused-leaking-state

冤案后的赔偿与追责:一年“自由”值5万 (Compensation and accountability for wrongful convictions: a year’s freedom is worth RMB 50,000)
QQ News, August 12, 2015
http://news.qq.com/a/20150812/051199.htm

The house that Gu built: disgraced Chinese general developed luxury homes under military guise
South China Morning Post, August 11, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1848764/house-gu-built-record-setting-luxury-homes-developed

In Chinese media, a rebuff to officials who won’t fully retire
The New York Times, August 11, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/11/in-chinese-media-a-rebuff-to-officials-who-wont-fully-retire/

Critics say gov't argument for curbing Beijing's population is flawed
Caixin, August 11, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-08-11/100838336.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong pro-democracy group member convicted for obstructing policewomen on fateful night of famous police beating
South China Morning Post, August 12, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1848657/hong-kong-pro-democracy-group-member-convicted-obstructing

Counterterrorism (反恐)

大连举行反恐防暴演练 确保达沃斯论坛绝对安全 (Dalian holds counterterrorism exercises to insure the security of upcoming World Economic Forum)
China News, August 12, 2015
http://www.chinanews.com/sh/2015/08-12/7463775.shtml

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

How China’s crackdown on lawyers affects media freedom
The Diplomat, August 12, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/08/how-chinas-crackdown-on-lawyers-affects-media-freedom/

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

冰点:无助的眼神 我无法回避 (Freezing Point: When I see the helpless, I can’t ignore them [a profile of rights defense lawyer Pang Kun])
China Youth Online “Freezing Point,” August 12, 2015
http://zqb.cyol.com/html/2015-08/05/nw.D110000zgqnb_20150805_1-10.htm

Related:
Deep Freeze: The authorities silence yet another inconvenient voice
The Economist, February 2, 2006
http://www.economist.com/node/5476223

庞琨律师被带走,警察突袭百名律师遭各界抨击 (Lawyer Pang Kun taken away, police surprise attack 100 lawyers from all sides)
Boxun, July 14, 2015
https://www.bnn.co/news/gb/china/2015/07/201507140131.shtml

Ahead of Beijing 2022, the Olympic movement must champion human rights as part of its mandate
South China Morning Post, August 12, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1848843/ahead-beijing-2022-olympic-movement-must-champion-human

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

Not such good American friends: The American Bar Association mumbles as Beijing arrests lawyers.
Wall Street Journal, August 10, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/not-such-good-american-friends-1439250937

Related:
ABA President William C. Hubbard statement on Lawyers in China
The American Bar Association, August 3, 2015
http://www.americanbar.org/news/abanews/aba-news-archives/2015/08/aba_president_willia.html

Currency devaluation shows the high cost of China’s soft power
Foreign Policy, August 11, 2015
http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/08/11/currency-devaluation-shows-the-high-cost-of-chinas-soft-power/

香港觀察:還給港大清淨的校園 (HK observations: Return tranquility to HKU)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 11, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/hong_kong_review/2015/08/150811_hkreview_hk-style_red_guards

时事大家谈:释永信是否引爆中国道德危机? (Current affairs talk: Did “Shaolin CEO Monk” Shi Yongxin set off a moral crisis in China?)
Voice of America, August 12, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/media/video/io-20150811-china-monks-moral-deparavation/2913527.html

中国计划生育政策或将于2016年寿终正寝 (Chinese family planning policy may end in 2016)
Radio France Internationale, August 11, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150811-中国计划生育政策或将寿终净寝