Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

28个省区市制定法援法规或规章 (28 provincial cities enact rules and regulations on legal aid)
Legal Daily, September 18, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150918/Articel01005GN.htm

海城看守所打造人性化管理, 在押人员主动协助破刑案123起 (Detention center in Haicheng, in Liaoning Province, establishes healthcare system focused on more humane treatment of prisoners, leads to prisoners voluntarily helping to solve 123 criminal cases)
Legal Daily, September 18, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150918/Articel02007GN.htm

China takes despicable measures to subdue rights lawyer
China Change, September 18, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/09/18/china-takes-despicable-measure-to-subdue-rights-lawyer/

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's legal rights: lawyers win some, lose some
五部门新规保障会见阅卷等执业权利 律师忧无实质改善
South China Morning Post, September 20, 2015
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1859968/chinas-legal-rights-lawyers-win-some-lose-some
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/14fedc9599daf03/wu-bu-men-xin-gui-bao-zhang-hui-jian-yue-juan-deng-zhi-ye-quan-li-lv-shi-you-wu-shi-zhi-gai-shan

Related:
授权发布:关于依法保障律师执业权利的规定 (Authorized announcement: Regulations on the protection of lawyers’ rights of practice)
Xinhua, September 20, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2015-09/20/c_1116616593.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

Western media “welcome” in China, Xi Jinping tells Murdoch (whose Wall Street Journal website is blocked)
South China Morning Post, September 20, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1859698/western-media-welcome-china-xi-jinping-tells-murdoch-whose-wall

“The best Father’s Day gift ever”: a VPN
China Digital Times, September 17, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/09/the-best-fathers-day-gift-ever-a-vpn/

China is bringing sophisticated censorship to the US for president Xi’s state visit
Quartz, September 18, 2015
http://qz.com/505651/china-is-bringing-sophisticated-censorship-to-the-us-for-president-xis-state-visit/

Why is China talking “democracy” and “freedom” in schools?
The Wall Street Journal, September 21, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/09/21/why-is-china-talking-democracy-and-freedom-in-schools/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Workers strike at Chinese shipyard, demand three months' back-pay
Radio Free Asia, September 18, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawsuit-09182015104956.html

京藝術家聲援佔領被拘9個月後不被起訴 (Beijing artists detained for supporting HK Umbrella Movement not charged after 9 months)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 21, 2015
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1212658-20150921.htm

Government Accountability (政府问责)

矿场老板被关10个月无罪释放 曾被6人轮流审问 (Quarry boss released without charge after 10-month detention suffered intense interrogation)
Southern Metropolis Daily, September 18, 2015
http://news.sina.com.cn/s/wh/2015-09-17/doc-ifxhuyha2294419.shtml

Honored Official exposed for adultery and domestic violence
China Smack, September 18, 2015
http://www.chinasmack.com/2015/digest/honored-official-exposed-for-adultery-and-domestic-violence.html

”President Obama most likely would be in prison”: China rights record slammed in U.S. ahead of Xi Jinping's state visit
South China Morning Post, September 19, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1859651/president-obama-most-likely-would-be-prison-china

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

Chinese lawyer sues for compensation over torture in police custody
Radio Free Asia, September 18, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawsuit-09182015104956.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

织密防控网确保社会安定有序 (A tightly defended Internet will ensure social stability and order)
Legal Daily, September 18, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150918/Articel01010GN.htm

微信群主被判拘役 (WeChat Group Leader sentenced to criminal detention in online obscenity case, gets 1.5 months)
Legal Daily, September 18, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150918/Articel05006GN.htm

Malware infects WeChat, other iOS apps in Chinese store
China Digital Times, September 18, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/09/malware-infects-wechat-other-ios-apps-in-chinese-store/

U.S. and China seek arms deal for cyberspace
The New York Times, September 20, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/20/world/asia/us-and-china-seek-arms-deal-for-cyberspace.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Seven members quit Democratic Party ahead of District Council elections
Hong Kong Free Press, September 21, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/09/21/seven-members-quit-democratic-party-ahead-of-district-council-elections/

”I Want Genuine Universal Suffrage” banner appears in Admiralty days before Occupy Central anniversary
South China Morning Post, September 20, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1859850/ahead-occupy-centrals-anniversary-i-want-genuine

Four arrested at Mong Kok protest’s 300 day commemoration
Hong Kong Free Press, September 21, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/09/21/four-arrested-at-mong-kok-protests-300-day-commemoration/

Pan-democrat lawmakers form liaison group to communicate with Beijing
Hong Kong Free Press, September 19, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/09/19/pan-democrat-lawmakers-form-liaison-group-to-communicate-with-beijing/

周永康:佔領時有策略錯誤 羅冠聰:退聯大學仍可合作 (Alex Chow: There were strategic flaws in “Occupy” movement, Nathan Law: HKFS still cooperates with universities that have quit the association)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 21, 2015
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1212654-20150921.htm

李慧琼:面對「去中國化」加強中國歷史教育是大方向 (Politician Starry Lee: In face of “dechinesification,”intensifying Chinese history education is one important remedy)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 21, 2015
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1212627-20150921.htm

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Who will speak for China's dissidents?
Los Angeles, September 20, 2015
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-nossel-china-human-rights-20150920-story.html

Xi Jinping: Does China truly love “Big Daddy Xi” – or fear him?
The Guardian, September 19, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/19/xi-jinping-does-china-truly-love-big-daddy-xi-or-fear-him