Thursday, August 27, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China probes another top rights lawyer for “subversion”
Radio Free Asia, August 25, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-probes-another-top-rights-lawyer-for-subversion-08252015110314.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

China considers landmark law to protect victims of domestic violence including restraining orders
South China Morning Post, August 25, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1852512/mainland-china-may-pass-first-law-protecting-victims

China: legal ordeals for brothers of a journalist
The New York Times, August 25, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/26/world/asia/china-legal-ordeals-for-brothers-of-a-journalist.html

Echoes of Mao as China’s Xi prepares to pardon prisoners
The Wall Street Journal, August 25, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/08/25/echoes-of-mao-as-chinas-xi-prepares-to-pardon-prisoners/

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese authorities force Tibetan literary website offline
Radio Free Asia, August 25, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/chinese-authorities-force-tibetan-literary-website-offline-08252015152643.html

Minitrue: delete articles on stock market slide
China Digital Times, August 25, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/08/minitrue-delete-articles-stock-market-slide/

Related:
China’s party-run media is silent on market mayhem
The New York Times, August 25, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/26/world/asia/chinese-news-media-largely-silent-amid-stock-market-turmoil.html

Black Monday and Tumble Tuesday: How China reacted
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 25, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-34048486

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

A statement concerning the detention of lawyer Wang Yu by the parents of the Jiangxi sexual abuse of young girls’ case
江西幼女性侵案当事家长关于王宇律师的声明
Radio Free Asia, August 24, 2015
EN: http://www.chrlawyers.hk/en/content/statement-concerning-detention-lawyer-wang-yu-parents-jiangxi-sexual-abuse-young-girls%E2%80%99-case
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/Xinwen/JYXW-08242015114343.html

China on high alert, detains critics, protesters ahead of war parade
Radio Free Asia, August 25, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/alert-08252015110153.html

Hong Kong groups urge release of China’s detained lawyers in postcard campaign
Hong Kong Free Press, August 26, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/08/26/hong-kong-groups-urge-release-of-chinas-detained-lawyers-in-postcard-campaign/

Related:
香港多团体游行寄明信片呼吁释放被捕律师 (Hong Kong groups hold “Mail Postcards to Urge Release of Detained Lawyers” protest march)
Radio Free Asia, August 25, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/xl1-08252015113016.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中国五家国有房企将回购天津爆炸事故受损房屋 (China’s 5 state-owned enterprises to repurchase homes damaged in Tianjin explosion)
Reuters, August 26, 2015
http://cn.reuters.com/article/2015/08/26/china-blast-property-idCNKCS0QV05F20150826

Air quality rule changes put heat on local authorities
South China Morning Post, August 26, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1852516/air-quality-rule-changes-put-heat-local-authorities

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

VPN down: China goes after Astrill, other anti-censorship apps in run up to WW2 anniversary parade
South China Morning Post, August 26, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/tech/apps-gaming/article/1852658/vpn-down-china-goes-after-astrill-other-anti-censorship-apps-run

Hong Kong (香港)

Three Hong Kong protesters jailed using metal barrier to charge doors of Legco building
South China Morning Post, August 25, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1852563/hong-kong-protesters-handed-jail-time-using-metal-barrier

HKU sets September deadline for decision on appointment of controversial academic
South China Morning Post, August 26, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1852576/hku-sets-september-deadline-decision-appointment

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

China mulls banning “terrorist” clothing
UCA News, August 25, 2015
http://www.ucanews.com/news/china-mulls-banning-terrorist-clothing/74146

China vows to continue grip on Tibet
The Age, August 25, 2015
http://www.theage.com.au/world/china-vows-to-continue-grip-on-tibet-20150826-gj857m.html

Related:
习近平:治藏方略着眼反分裂和稳藏 (Xi Jinping: Tibet strategy aimed at anti-separatism and stability)
Voice of America, August 26, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/xi-jinping-tibet-20150825/2932637.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Political risks may foil economic reform in China
The New York Times, August 25, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/26/business/economy/chinese-economy-faces-risks-from-political-instability.html

天津大爆炸突显中国增长失控 (Tianjin explosion highlights China’s out-of-control growth)
The New York Times, August 26, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/op-ed/20150826/c26iht-edshu/