Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Party turns to a failed approach to fixing judicial system
Caixin, September 14, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-09-14/100849472.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

艾未未: 中国仍独裁但当局态度有改善 (Ai Weiwei: China is still a dictatorship but authorities’ attitude has improved)
Voice of America, September 14, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/aiweiwei-20150911/2960551.html

Jailed Chinese activist Guo Feixiong wins international rights award
Radio Free Asia, September 11, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-guofeixiong-09112015112310.html

Retired teachers in China protest lack of benefits on day intended to honor them
Radio Free Asia, September 13, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-teachers-09112015120209.html

Two more Tibetans are detained following solo protests in Ngaba
Radio Free Asia, September 11, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/solo-09112015164530.html

”God’s united front” and the battle over China’ crosses
Foreign Policy, September 11, 2015
http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/09/11/china-church-christianity-cross-persecution-oppression-law/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

被羁押十数月后判无罪 他们称要讨回公道 (Detained for over 10 months before being found not guilty, they say they want justice returned to them)
Yangcheng Evening News, September 11, 2015
http://yj.southcn.com/content/2015-09/11/content_132663755.htm

女子被非法拘禁4天索赔5亿 维权24年获赔2千 (Woman unlawfully taken into custody for 4 days seeks RMB 500 million, but 24 years spent standing up for her rights gets her RMB 2,000 in compensation)
Xinhua, September 11, 2015
http://news.sina.com.cn/s/wh/2015-09-11/doc-ifxhupik6732818.shtml

记者刘虎不获起诉 将申请国家赔偿 (Journalist Liu Hu will not be prosecuted, says will apply for state compensation)
Radio Free Asia, September 11, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/reporter-09102015095646.html?encoding=simplified

After Tianjin blast, homeowners tell of pressure to accept compensation
China Digital Times, September 11, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/09/tianjin-blast-homeowners-tell-of-pressure-to-accept-compensation/

中央党校原副校长:中央酝酿高级领导人行为准则 (Former VP of Central Party School: Central government considering a code of conduct for senior party leaders)
Bejing Daily, September 9, 2015
http://www.bjd.com.cn/jryw/gnxw/201509/09/t20150909_10035863.html

China's top graft-buster breaks taboo by discussing Communist Party's “legitimacy”
South China Morning Post, September 11, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1857441/chinas-top-graft-buster-breaks-taboo-discussing

China unveils details to fix state-owned enterprises
Al Jazeera, September 13, 2015
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/09/china-unveils-details-fix-state-owned-enterprises-150913135602561.html

Company had 24 “naked officials”, authorities say
China Daily, September 14, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-09/14/content_21850026.htm

China's energy giant Sinopec to sell off hotels and ditch cars in graft crackdown
The Guardian, September 14, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/14/chinas-energy-giant-sinopec-to-sell-off-hotels-and-ditch-cars-in-graft-crackdown

Forcing a woman to have an abortion at eight months: Welcome to 21st century China
The Telegraph, September 11, 2015
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/11858723/China-Forced-abortion-late-term-to-avoid-one-child-policy.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Partnership boosts users over China’s Great Firewall
The New York Times, September 13, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/14/business/partnership-boosts-users-over-chinas-great-firewall.html

Cyberattacks are “not acceptable”, Obama warns ahead of Xi Jinping's state visit
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1857956/china-restructure-zombie-state-owned-companies-and

Related:
习近平出访前美中“坦率”讨论网络安全 (China and U.S. to “honestly” discuss cybersecurity prior to Xi Jinping’s visit)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 13, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/09/150913_us_china_cyber_security

Seattle is nearly as important as the White House during Xi Jinping’s upcoming US trip
Quartz, September 11, 2015
http://qz.com/500248/xi-jinpings-upcoming-seattle-tour-tech-tech-and-more-tech/

China’s new economic strategies require an overhaul of its telecommunications industry
NewsChina Magazine, September, 2015
http://www.newschinamag.com/magazine/chinas-new-economic-strategies-require-an-overhaul-of-its-telecommunication#id:2403#date:17:08

Hong Kong (香港)

Is HK an unsafe harbor for academic freedom?
China Digital Times, September 11, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/09/unsafe-harbour-academic-freedom-hong-kong/

One year on, students who led Hong Kong's Occupy Central movement to gather again for protests' anniversary
South China Morning Post, September 14, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1857885/one-year-students-who-led-hong-kongs-occupy-central-movement

香港中联办张晓明:特首地位超然于三权 (Zhang Xiaoming, top Beijing official in HK: Chief executive’s powers surpass those of the traditional practice of separation of 3 powers)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 12, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/09/150912_hongkong_zhangxiaoming_powers

Related:
Beijing’s liaison chief under fire after saying separation of powers “does not suit Hong Kong”
Hong Kong Free Press, September 14, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/09/14/beijings-liaison-chief-under-fire-after-saying-separation-of-powers-does-not-suit-hong-kong/

反水货团体:上水石湖墟水货店年半翻倍 要求取消一周一行 (Anti-parallel trading group: Parallel goods shops in Sheung Shui Shek Wu Hui doubled in 6 months, demand cancellation of exit-entry permit that allows 1 trip a week)
South China Morning Post, September 14, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk-macau-tw/14fca4d2577b3e4/fan-shui-huo-tuan-ti-shang-shui-shi-hu-xu-shui-huo-dian-nian-ban-fan-bei-yao-qiu-qu-xiao-yi-zhou-yi-xing

Counterterrorism (反恐)

中蒙边境地区警方首次举行联合反恐演习 (Sino-Mongolian border police hold 1st joint counterterrorism exercises)
Xinhua, September 11, 2015
http://military.china.com.cn/2015-09/11/content_36558204_3.htm

China vows to “intensify” fight against Tibetan separatists
The Diplomat, September 12, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/09/china-vows-to-intensify-fight-against-tibetan-separatists/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Q. and A.: Tony Saich on what Chinese want from their leaders
The New York Times, September 11, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/09/11/anthony-saich-china-communist-party/

Ai Weiwei—from criminal to art-world superstar
The Guardian, September 12, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/sep/12/ai-weiwei-exhibition-royal-academy-from-criminal-to-art-world-superstar

Photos: Chinese leaders visit the U.S.
Wall Street Journal, September 14, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/09/14/photos-chinese-leaders-visit-the-u-s/

Related:
Letter to President Obama. Re: Xi Jinping Visit
Human Rights in China, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International USA et. al., September 9, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/joint-statement/letter-president-obama