Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Lawyer Who Advised Churches in China Faces Secretive Detention
The New York Times, September 1, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/02/world/asia/china-lawyer-churches-zhang-kai.html

Related:
The work of lawyer Zhang Kai: “I have God as my backer”
China Change, August 31, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/08/31/the-work-of-lawyer-zhang-kai-i-have-god-as-my-backer/

失踪北京律师在温州“监居” 外界担心酷刑 (Disappeared Beijing lawyer under “residential surveillance” in Wenzhou, raises concern over possibility of torture)
Voice of America, September 1, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/voa-news-china-lawyer-20150831/2939079.html

人权组织呼吁立即释放财经记者王晓璐 (Human rights organizations urge for immediate release of Caijing reporter Wang Xiaolu)
Voice of America, September 1, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/human-rights-group-china-20150831/2939802.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Sensitive words: “Interview” with Xi’s first wife
China Digital Times, August 31, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/08/sensitive-words-interview-with-xis-first-wife/

Journalist, market regulatory official confess to roles in alleged insider trading at Citic Securities
South China Morning Post, August 31, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/1854092/journalist-market-regulatory-official-confess-roles-alleged

Related:
Chinese web users aren’t blaming detained journalist for market panic
Foreign Policy, August 31, 2015
http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/08/31/china-stock-market-crash-cctv-confession-wang-xiaolu-scapegoat-weibo/

China hopes censorship and patriotic netizens will make its WWII parade a global victory
Quartz, September 1, 2015
http://qz.com/491149/china-hopes-censorship-and-patriotic-netizens-will-make-its-wwii-parade-a-global-victory/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese activist known for promoting KMT role in WWII disappears ahead of military parade
Hong Kong Free Press, August 31, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/08/31/chinese-activist-known-for-promoting-kmt-role-in-wwii-disappears-ahead-of-military-parade/

腾格里工业园区系列污染环境案第三案开庭, 被告人对污染环境行为表示认罪 (Third in series of cases involving pollution of the Tengger Desert industrial zone commences, defendant pleads guilty to environmental pollution conduct)
Legal Daily, August 25, 2015
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/legal_case/content/2015-08/25/content_6237676.htm?node=33834

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Workers’ leader Xu Zhihui finally loses his battle with pneumoconiosis
China Labor Bulletin, August 31, 2015
http://www.clb.org.hk/en/content/workers%E2%80%99-leader-xu-zhihui-finally-loses-his-battle-pneumoconiosis

Authorities issue anti-corruption rules for WWII anniversary amnesty
China Daily, September 1, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-09/01/content_21763803.htm

After crash, China holds hundreds in stock market crackdown
Radio Free Asia, August 31, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/market-08312015083335.html

Related:
Is “disappearance” of top female hedge fund manager another sign Beijing is tightening its grip on volatile market?
South China Morning Post, August 31, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1854295/chinas-probe-market-volatility-deepens-amid-speculation

武汉工业园违规生产致爆燃5人死 3人被刑拘 (Illegal production at Wuhan industrial park causes 5 deaths, 3 people criminally detained)
Xinhua News, September 1, 2015
hhttp://news.sina.com.cn/c/2015-09-01/163232264969.shtml

山东一座化工厂发生爆炸 至少一人死亡 (At least 1 dead from Shandong chemical plant explosion)
Voice of America, September 1, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-explosion-20150901/2940393.html

Beijing says access to winter sports also a human right
Reuters, September 1, 2015
http://www.euronews.com/sport/3066128-beijing-says-access-to-winter-sports-also-a-human-right/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Why it matters that the U.S. may sanction Chinese entities over cyber espionage
The Diplomat, September 1, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/09/why-it-matters-that-the-us-may-sanction-chinese-entities-over-cyber-espionage/

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong: One year after 8.19
China Change, August 31, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/08/31/hong-kong-one-year-after-8-19/

Related:

Gov’t fortifies Civic Square ahead of Occupy anniversary
Hong Kong Free Press, September 1, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/09/01/govt-fortifies-civic-square-ahead-of-occupy-anniversary/

Beijing holding out olive branch for Hong Kong pan-democrats to develop “loyal opposition”, says think tank chief
South China Morning Post, August 31, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1854042/beijing-holding-out-olive-branch-hong-kong-pan-democrats

17 Occupy activists charged with contempt over Mong Kok clearance urge judge to throw out case
South China Morning Post, September 1, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1854221/17-occupy-activists-charged-contempt-over-mong-kok

HKU POP Survey on popularity of cross-strait political figures
Public Opinion Programme, HKU, August 25, 2015
https://www.hkupop.hku.hk/english/release/release1283.html

Counterterrorism (反恐)

张苏军到西双版纳州检查指导反恐维稳工作 (Top MOJ official goes to Xishuangbanna to review and guide counterterrorism and stability maintenance work)
Yunnan Wang, August 31, 2015
http://xsbn.yunnan.cn/html/2015-08/31/content_3890478.htm

市公安局举行反恐处突应急演练 (Ezhou city, Hubei, holds counterterrorism emergency response drills)
Ezhou government, August 31, 2015
http://www.ezhou.gov.cn/201508/c31119818.htm

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Human rights will loom large in Xi’s U.S. visit
Japan Times, September 1, 2015
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2015/09/01/commentary/world-commentary/human-rights-will-loom-large-xis-u-s-visit/#.VeW_lCVVhHx

记者被查 央视再度先“判”为快,法治何在? (CCTV again “prejudges” as another journalist is investigated—where is rule of law?)
Voice of America, September 1, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/voa-news-china-journalists-20150831/2939495.html

中国需为死刑改革继续凝聚共识 (China needs further consensus for death penalty reform)
Financial Times, September 1, 2015
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001063756

Badiucao: T-Shirt detention
China Digital Times, August 31, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/08/badiucao-t-shirt-detention/

Dispatches: China’s shallow calls for accountability
Human Rights Watch, August 31, 2015
https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/08/31/dispatches-chinas-shallow-calls-accountability