Friday, August 21, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

14 cases exemplify the role played by lawyers in the rights defense movement, 2003–2015
China Change, August 19, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/08/19/14-cases-exemplify-the-role-played-by-lawyers-in-the-rights-defense-movement-2003-2015/

Access to Information (信息公开)

Tianjin explosions: Journalism stands as official line stumbles
China Digital Times, August 19, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/08/tianjin-explosions-journalism-stands-official-line-stumbles/

Related:
Apology but few answers as Tianjin’s mayor finally addresses media –a week after deadly blasts
South China Morning Post, August 19, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1850997/apology-few-answers-tianjins-mayor-finally-meets-media

中国社交媒体打破官媒垄断 (Chinese social media break official media monopoly)
Radio Free Asia, August 19, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/xql-08192015113334.html

天津爆炸:联合国专家批当局缺乏透明度 (Tianjin explosion: United Nations experts criticize authorities’ lack of transparency)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 19, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/08/150819_tianjin_blast_kindergarten

China jails dissident over Tianjin blast death toll retweet
Radio Free Asia, August 19, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/retweet-08192015135855.html

China can learn from West about briefing public on disasters, admits Communist Party mouthpiece
South China Morning Post, August 19, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1850788/china-can-learn-west-about-briefing-public-disasters-admits

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Authorities in Tianjin rule out buying back flats damaged in explosions but homeowners standing firm
South China Morning Post, August 19, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1850768/protests-among-angry-tianjin-homeowners-grow-chinese-government

Related:
天津当局否认回购房再惹民众不满 (Tianjin authorities reject buying back homes, again provoking public dissatisfaction)
Deutsche Welle, August 19, 2015
http://www.dw.com/zh/天津当局否认回购房再惹民众不满/a-18658098

Angry Chinese ask: Why did so many firefighters die in Tianjin explosion?
Washington Post, August 18, 2015
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/angry-chinese-ask-why-did-so-many-firefighters-die-in-tianjin-explosion/2015/08/18/4b14b669-de26-4b47-aa57-b2ea844de25b_story.html

Related:
In China, there is no firefighters’ trade union and it shows
China Labour Bulletin, August 19, 2015
http://www.clb.org.hk/en/content/china-there-no-firefighters%E2%80%99-trade-union-and-it-shows

Four big questions Chinese people want answered following deadly Tianjin blasts
South China Morning Post, August 19, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1850765/4-big-questions-chinese-people-want-answered-following-deadly

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese report details role of political connections in Tianjin blasts
The New York Times, August 20, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/20/world/asia/tianjin-china-explosions.html

Related:
China investigates executives, top work safety official after Tianjin explosions
The Diplomat, August 20, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/08/china-investigates-executives-top-work-safety-official-after-tianjin-explosions/

Tianjin blast: more warehouses accused of violating rules on toxic materials
The Guardian, August 19, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/19/tianjin-blast-more-warehouses-accused-of-violating-rules-on-toxic-materials

China seeks to beat corruption by separating football and politics
Hong Kong Free Press, August 19, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/08/19/china-seeks-to-beat-corruption-by-separating-football-and-politics/

Hong Kong (香港)

HKU head of humanities slams “absurd in the extreme” delay in appointing pro-vice-chancellor
South China Morning Post, August 19, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1850939/hku-head-humanities-slams-absurd-extreme-delay

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Tianjin disaster a wake-up call to change business culture in China
South China Morning Post, August 19, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1850785/tianjin-disaster-wake-call-change-business-culture-china

大家谈中国:我该相信谁? (Talk about China: Who should I believe?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 19, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/comments_on_china/2015/08/150819_coc_i_should_believe_who

VOA专访周锋锁:八九一代遗忘六四可耻 (VOA interview with Zhou Fengsuo: The 1989 generation forgetting June Fourth is shameful)
Voice of America, August 19, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/voa-news-zhou-fengsuo-june4th-20150819/2924188.html

Time for the U.S. to punish China in Cyberspace?
The Diplomat, August 20, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/08/should-the-us-punish-china-in-cyberspace/