Thursday, September 10, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中山实施律师信用等级管理 (Zhongshan, Guangdong tests “credibility rating system” for lawyers)
Legal Daily, September 8, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150908/Articel02015GN.htm

中国一法院为错判首次"公开道歉" (Chinese court “publicly apologizes” for wrongful convictions)
Deutsche Welle, September 8, 2015
http://www.dw.com/zh/中国一法院为错判首次公开道歉/a-18700473

Chinese human rights lawyers intercepted en route to Hong Kong, barred from travel
Hong Kong Free Press, September 8, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/09/08/chinese-human-rights-lawyers-intercepted-en-route-to-hong-kong-barred-from-travel/

4 prisoners are released in amnesty
China Daily, September 9, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-09/09/content_21827323.htm

Veteran Chinese rights activist Qin Yongmin being probed for “subversion”
Radio Free Asia, September 9, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/veteran-09082015110656.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chemical plant explosion in Zhejiang as information concerns follow Shandong blast
China Digital Times, September 7, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/09/chemical-plant-explosion-in-zhejiang-as-transparency-concerns-follow-shandong-blast/

Report on toll from Shandong blast is called “coldblooded”
The New York Times, September 7, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/09/07/dongying-shandong-chemical-explosion

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Ai Weiwei on Beijing: “It's a prison for freedom of speech”
The Guardian, September 8, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/cities/video/2015/sep/08/ai-weiwei-beijing-prison-freedom-of-speech

吴淦(屠夫)预先录制视频:我不会自杀及不会放弃请律师 (Tu Fu pre-recorded video: I will not commit suicide or give up requesting a lawyer [Chinese and English subtitles])
Boxun, July 6, 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ur406iUFrU

Trolls go after artists who aren't “patriotic” enough during China's WWII parade
Global Voices, September 8, 2015
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2015/09/08/trolls-go-after-artists-who-arent-patriotic-enough-during-chinas-wwii-parade/

Pressure builds on Walmart in Shenzhen as trade union activists fight back
China Labour Bulletin, September 9, 2015
http://www.clb.org.hk/en/content/pressure-builds-walmart-shenzhen-trade-union-activists-fight-back

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Blast-hit Tianjin residents still in the dark over compensation
Radio Free Asia, September 8, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/blast-hit-tianjin-residents-still-in-the-dark-over-compensation-09082015100129.html

枣庄排查危爆物品安全隐患 (Zaozhuang, Shandong inspects security risks of hazardous materials)
Legal Daily, September 8, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150908/Articel02013GN.htm

Li Yifei dismisses detention rumors after market shifts
Financial Times, September 8, 2015
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/f68ca2c2-55f8-11e5-9846-de406ccb37f2.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China flexes tech muscles before a state visit
The New York Times, September 9, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/09/science/china-flexes-tech-muscles-before-state-visit-with-meeting-of-industry-giants.html

Foreign smartphone brands like Apple a victim of rising Chinese nationalism
South China Morning Post, September 7, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1855743/foreign-smartphone-brands-apple-victim-rising-chinese

Hong Kong (香港)

Rafael Hui graft case: Thomas Chan, Francis Kwan stand “no chance of success” in appeals, prosecution tells court
South China Morning Post, September 8, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1856337/rafael-hui-graft-case-thomas-chan-francis-kwan-stand-no

Dissident Tik Chi-yuen quits Hong Kong’s Democratic Party “to follow dream of democracy”
South China Morning Post, September 9, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1856607/dissident-tik-chi-yuen-quits-hong-kongs-democratic-party

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Uneasy silence follows journalist’s arrest
China Media Project, September 8, 2015
http://cmp.hku.hk/2015/09/08/39216/

Could privatization clean out the corruption in China's state-owned enterprises?
Global Voices, September 9, 2015
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2015/09/09/could-privatization-clean-out-the-corruption-in-chinas-state-owned-enterprises/

Transparency from China over stock market rescue the only way to restore confidence
South China Morning Post, September 9, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1856523/transparency-china-over-stock-market-rescue-only-way-restore

The important anniversary China won't celebrate in 2016
The Diplomat, September 8, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/09/the-important-anniversary-china-wont-celebrate-in-2016/