Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中国维权律师大抓捕:已有九人被指控危害国家安全 (Crackdown on Chinese human rights lawyers: nine are accused of endangering state security )
Canyu, August 25, 2015
http://canyu.org/n101805c6.aspx

律师不准会见基督徒戈平 同案三人羁押地点仍不明 (Lawyers not permitted to meet Christian Ge Ping, detention location of all three in same case still unknown)
Radio Free Asia, August 24, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-08242015115137.html

Human rights lawyer prevented from flying out of Beijing
中国维权律师被禁止出国
The New York Times, August 24, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20150825/c25sino-lawyer/dual/

律师就大抓捕再申请信息公开 会见当事人仍阻碍重重 (Lawyer Yu Wensheng again submits Open Government Information request about mass crackdown, Lawyer-client meetings are still obstructed)
Radio Free Asia, August 24, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-08242015113819.html

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

Mainland China finally considering reclassifying sex with underage prostitutes as rape after pressure from activists
South China Morning Post, August 24, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1852295/mainland-china-may-reclassify-sex-underage-prostitutes

Related:
China's first draft law on domestic violence reviewed
China Daily, August 25, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-08/25/content_21693576.htm

全国人大常委会今召开16次会 反家暴法初亮相 (16th NPC Standing Committee meeting held today, will review China's first draft law on domestic violence)
Xinhua, August 24, 2015
http://www.nmg.xinhuanet.com/xwzx/jrjj/2015-08/24/c_1116351949.htm

中国为纪念抗战胜利将特赦刑事罪犯 (China to commemorate war victory by giving amnesty to criminal offenders)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 24, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/08/150824_china_amnesty_criminals

Related:
"人大常委会会议审议关于特赦部分服刑罪犯的决定草案
NPC SC deliberates draft decision to grant amnesty for a portion of prisoners currently serving sentences
Xinhua (Accessible at Ifeng.com), August 25, 2015
http://news.ifeng.com/a/20150825/44513731_0.shtml

特赦!时隔四十年,全国人大常委会再次启动!
Amnesty! NPC Standing Committee Reactivates it after 40 hiatus!
China Youth Online, August 25, 2015
http://news.cyol.com/content/2015-08/24/content_11570611.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

Minitrue: don’t rain on our military parade
China Digital Times, August 24, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/08/beijing-shuts-commemoration-parade-rehearsal/

What caused “Black Monday”? The answer’s blocked in China.
Foreign Policy, August 24, 2015
http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/08/24/china-black-monday-stock-markets-global-censorship-media/

Related:
China censoring Black Monday on country’s biggest search engine, Baidu, stopping citizens looking for information about financial chaos
The Independent, August 24, 2015
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-censoring-black-monday-on-countrys-biggest-search-engine-baidu-stopping-citizens-looking-for-information-about-financial-chaos-10469850.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

广州两民主人士被押两年多从未放风 (Two Guangzhou democracy activists—Guo Feixiong and Liu Yuandong— not allowed outside in over 2 years of detention)
Voice of America, August 24, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/voa-news-hk-mistreament-of-rights-20150824/2930063.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China's Black Monday comes amid much deeper economic pessimism: analysts
Radio Free Asia, August 24, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/economy-08242015105234.html

In nature’s name
NewsChina Magazine, August, 2015
http://www.newschinamag.com/magazine/in-natures-name#id:2324#date:17:12

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Celebrating an anti-Fascist victory or a Fascist victory?
China Change, August 24, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/08/24/celebrating-an-anti-fascist-victory-or-a-fascist-victory/

China must be pressed to end torture by police
Washington Post, August 24, 2015
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/china-must-be-pressed-to-end-torture-by-police/2015/08/21/faace9de-0fb7-11e5-adec-e82f8395c032_story.html