Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China Focus: China adopts amendments to Criminal Law
我国对现行刑法作出重要修改
Xinhua, August 29, 2015
EN: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-08/29/c_134568394.htm
CH: http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2015-08/29/c_1116414407.htm

Related:
People's Republic Of China Criminal Law Amendment (9) (English translation)
China Law Translate, August 31, 2015
http://bit.ly/1O3LyOU

China approves prisoner amnesty ahead of military parade to mark end of WWII, state media reports
South China Morning Post, August 29, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1853687/china-approves-prisoner-amnesty-ahead-military-parade-mark-wwii

Inland Chinese province hailed for passing nation’s first women’s labor law that takes into account effects of menopause
South China Morning Post, August 31, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1853908/inland-chinese-province-hailed-passing-nations-first-womens

佛山维权人士陈启棠获准见律师案件再送检 (Foshan rights activist, Chen Qitang permitted to see lawyer, case again sent to procuratorate)
Radio Free Asia, August 29, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-08292015124132.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China’s Communist Party silences former critic, the liberal Nanfang news group
South China Morning Post, August 30, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1853616/chinas-communist-party-silences-former-critic-liberal

China punishes 197 over stock market and Tianjin “rumors”
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 30, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-34104114

Related:
公安部部署专项打击整治网络谣言 依法查处编造传播谣言违法犯罪人员197人 关停网络账号165个 (Ministry of Public Security deploys dedicated attack on Internet rumors: 197 offenders investigated and punished for spreading rumors, 165 online accounts shut down in accordance with the law)
Xinhua, August 31, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2015-08/31/c_128181730.htm

Arrested financial journalist apologizes for causing stock market rout
Hong Kong Free Press, August 31, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/08/31/arrested-financial-journalist-apologises-for-causing-stock-market-rout/

Beijing battens down, cranks up propaganda ahead of war parade
Reuters, August 30, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/30/us-ww2-anniversary-china-idUSKCN0QZ00D20150830

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Families of China's “disappeared” say country is a place of “fear and panic”
The Guardian, August 31, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/31/families-of-chinas-disappeared-say-country-is-a-place-of-fear-and-panic

Related:
Relatives of recently disappeared lawyers and activists write a letter to China’s Minister of Public Security
China Change, August 29, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/08/29/relatives-of-recently-disappeared-lawyers-and-activists-write-a-letter-to-chinas-minister-of-public-security/

失踪维权律师家属致函中国公安部长 (Families of missing rights lawyers write letter to China’s Minister of Public Security)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 30, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/08/150830_china_lawyers

台湾发起“一人一明信片”呼吁释放中国维权律师 (Taiwanese groups launch “one person, one postcard” campaign to urge release of China’s rights lawyers)
Voice of America, August 30, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/media/photogallery/taiwan-china-right-20150830/2938219.html

As Chinese manufacturing growth cools off, worker protest mounts
International Business Times, August 27, 2015
http://www.ibtimes.com/chinese-manufacturing-growth-cools-worker-protest-mounts-2071621

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China's top securities regulator vows legal action against rogue officials who abuse power to trade stocks
South China Morning Post, August 30, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1853978/chinas-top-securities-regulator-vows-legal-action

China investigates former chairman of Wuhan Iron and Steel
Reuters, August 30, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/30/us-china-corruption-wuhan-steel-idUSKCN0QZ06620150830

Behind deadly Tianjin blast, shortcuts and lax rules
天津瑞海公司,一颗制度造就的定时炸弹
The New York Times, August 30, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20150831/c31tianjin/dual/

Market turmoil? To Xi, another battle still comes first
The Wall Street Journal, August 28, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/market-turmoil-to-xi-another-battle-still-comes-first-1440759216

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

U.S. government “developing sanctions against Chinese companies for cyber theft of trade secrets”
South China Morning Post, August 31, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1854013/us-government-developing-sanctions-against-chinese

Hong Kong (香港)

Outgoing Hong Kong Legco chief warns “one country, two systems” will fall apart if Beijing keeps on interfering
South China Morning Post, August 30, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1853845/exclusive-hong-kong-legco-chief-says-urgent-review-needed

Politician James Tien accuses CY Leung, Beijing of meddling with HKU council appointment
August 29, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1853543/pro-business-politician-james-tien-accuses-chief-executive

Protests and parades as Hong Kong marks 70th anniversary of Japan’s WWII surrender
Hong Kong Free Press, August 31, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/08/31/protests-and-parades-as-hong-kong-marks-70th-anniversary-of-japans-wwii-surrender/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

As the Communist Party wages a war on history, it would do well to examine its own
Hong Kong Free Press, August 30, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/08/30/as-the-communist-party-wages-a-war-on-history-it-would-do-well-to-examine-its-own/

Does China have a roadmap to eliminate corruption?
The Diplomat, August 29, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/08/does-china-have-a-roadmap-to-eliminate-corruption/

Rethinking the Obama-Xi Summit
The Diplomat, August 31, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/08/rethinking-the-obama-xi-summit/