Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

湖南律师蔡瑛长沙出境被阻止 (Hunan lawyer Cai Ying blocked from leaving China)
Radio Free Asia, August 17, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-08172015095238.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)

China cracks down on websites accused of spreading “rumors” about the Tianjin blast
Vice, August 18, 2015
https://news.vice.com/article/china-cracks-down-on-websites-accused-of-spreading-rumors-about-the-tianjin-blast

Related:
(国家网信办依法查处50家传播涉天津港火灾爆炸事故谣言网站 (The Cyberspace Administration of China investigates 50 websites for spreading rumors about the Tianjin explosion)
People’s Daily, August 15, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2015/0815/c1001-27467538.html

Authorities suppress “right to know” about Tianjin explosions
Reporters without Borders, August 18, 2015
http://en.rsf.org/china-authorities-suppress-right-to-know-18-08-2015,48237.html

公安部“净网行动”清理网上违法信息19万余条 (Ministry of Public Security: “Cleaning the Internet” initiative has cleared 190,000 pieces of illegal information online)
Xinhua, August 18, 2015
http://news.ifeng.com/a/20150818/44459594_0.shtml

Related:
Chinese police arrest 15,000 for Internet crimes
Reuters, August 18, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/18/us-china-internet-idUSKCN0QN1A520150818

Chinese paper promises there will be no Tianjin blast cover-up. Why nobody believes It.
Washington Post, August 17, 2015
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/08/17/chinese-paper-promises-there-will-be-no-tianjin-blast-cover-up-why-nobody-believes-them/

太原女子微信疯传“恐怖分子来晋”谣言被查处 (Taiyuan woman investigated for posting crazy rumor on Weibo about “terrorists advancing”)
China News, August 17, 2015
http://gj.tynews.com.cn/c/2015-08/17/content_1039732.htm

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

After Tianjin blasts, people demand action
天津爆炸后民众要求答复和行动
Voice of America, August 17, 2015
EN: http://www.voanews.com/content/death-toll-rises-in-tianjin-disaster-as-residents-seek-compensation/2920701.html
CH: http://www.voachinese.com/content/tianjin-blast-after-20150817/2921492.html

Beijing “encircled by security checkpoints” ahead of war anniversary parade
Radio Free Asia, August 17, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-parade-08172015141953.html

Nomad mother calls out for Tibetan freedom, is detained
阿坝一牧女示威抗议被捕
Radio Free Asia, August 17, 2015
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/nomad-08172015143950.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-08172015120818.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Tianjin blasts shake public confidence in leadership, analysts say
South China Morning Post, August 17, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1850351/tianjin-blasts-shake-public-confidence-leadership-analysts-say

Related:
Confusion mounts over Tianjin warehouse ownership
天津爆炸涉案仓库所有权成谜
The Financial Times, August 17, 2015
EN: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/af116316-44bd-11e5-af2f-4d6e0e5eda22.html
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001063541

天津爆炸事故"头七"祭 瑞海多名高层被控制 (“First 7 days” of Tianjin explosion: residents and rescuers hold memorials for victims, 10 senior-level of Ruihai employees are under police control)
Deutsche Welle, August 18, 2015
http://bit.ly/1UQjNxg

天津爆炸中的受损房屋,谁赔?(Tianjin explosion: who will pay for the damaged houses?)
Caijing, August 17, 2015
http://blog.caijing.com.cn/expert_article-151570-85328.shtml

天津爆炸受损市民户数超过1.7万 (Tianjin explosion: residents of damaged homes exceed 17,000)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 18, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/08/150818_tianjin_blast_compensation

Former Chinese power company boss goes on trial on corruption charges
South China Morning Post, August 18, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1850398/former-chinese-power-company-boss-goes-trial-corruption

Shanxi arrests four ex-party officials for graft
The Standard, August 17, 2015
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking_news_detail.asp?id=65596

China dismisses warning about agents operating secretly in U.S.
The New York Times, August 17, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/18/world/asia/china-obama-administration-warning-agents-us.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Expert tips: How to follow cybersecurity
Foreign Policy, August 17, 2015
http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/08/17/expert-tips-how-to-follow-cybersecurity/

Hong Kong (香港)

Six challenges to Hong Kong’s judicial independence
Hong Kong Free Press, August 17, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/08/17/six-challenges-to-hong-kongs-judicial-independence/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Without transparency, probe into Tianjin blasts will yield few answers
South China Morning Post, August 18, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1850358/without-transparency-probe-tianjin-blasts-will-yield-few

Rooting out PLA corruption is helping Xi Jinping to build his power base
South China Morning Post, August 17, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1850147/rooting-out-pla-corruption-helping-xi-jinping-build-his

Scaling China’s Great Firewall
The New York Times, August 18, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/18/opinion/murong-xuecun-scaling-chinas-great-firewall.html