Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

有罪证据有问题宁可不追究, 中央司改办和中央政法机关相关负责人就司法体制改革答记者问 (Leaders of Central Group on Judicial System Reforms and Central Politics and Law Organs: it’s not advisable to pursue problematic criminal evidence)
Legal Daily, September 22, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150922/Articel05002GN.htm

中国公安部:所有刑事案件讯问过程将录音录像 (Ministry of Public Security: All interrogation procedures in criminal cases will be recorded on audio and video)
Radio Free Asia, September 22, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-09222015103635.html

Lawyer Gao Zhisheng Told Wife Not to Meet with Deputy Secretary of State
China Change, September 23, 2015
http://hlj.rednet.cn/c/2015/09/21/3797353.htm

Meet the press: China gives a little ground to foreign media –for now
South China Morning Post, September 22, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1860604/meet-press-china-gives-little-ground-foreign-media-now

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Labour activist Zhu Xiaomei in action
YouTube, September 21, 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1YY2muuqoA&t=121&app=desktop

Public opposition said to delay upgrading of train line in capital
Caixin, September 22, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-09-22/100854909.html

Rights activists greet China's leader on first U.S. visit
Al Jazeera, September 22, 2015
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/09/xi-jinping-seattle-china-150922230118373.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

最高法发布完善人民法院司法责任制意见, 七种情形法官承担违法审判责任 (SPC issues opinion on perfecting people's courts’ judicial responsibility: there are 7 situations in which judges shall be responsible for unlawful decisions)
Legal Daily, September 22, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150922/Articel01011GN.htm

Related:
最高人民法院关于完善人民法院司法责任制的若干意见 (Opinion by SPC on improving people’s courts’ judicial responsibility)
Legal Daily, September 22, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150922/Articel03002GN.htm

Political advisor in Guangdong “detained for graft”
Caixin, September 22, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-09-22/100854897.html

Premier orders thorough investigation of Tianjin blasts
Xinhua, September 22, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-09/22/c_134649516.htm

”There is no “Houses of Cards”: Chinese president rejects for first time claims his anti-graft crackdown is a power struggle
South China Morning Post, September 22, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1860423/chinese-president-xi-jinping-set-land-seattle-first

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Google is returning to China? It never really left
The Guardian, September 21, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/sep/21/google-is-returning-to-china-it-never-really-left

Apple China apps hacked
Wall Street Journal, September 23, 2015
http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2015/9/21/technology/apple-china-apps-hacked

Hacking sanctions threat hangs over Xi’s U.S. visit
China Digital Times, September 22, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/09/hacking-sanctions-threat-hangs-over-xis-u-s-visit/

Xi Jinping in Seattle to meet with CEOs of Apple, Microsoft and other tech giants
The Telegraph, September 22, 2015
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/11883919/Xi-Jinping-in-Seattle-to-meet-with-CEOs-of-Apple-Microsoft-and-other-tech-giants.html

CloudFlare raises $110M from Baidu, Google Capital, Microsoft, and Qualcomm
VentureBeat, September 22, 2015
http://venturebeat.com/2015/09/22/cloudflare-raises-110m-from-baidu-google-capital-microsoft-and-qualcomm/

Related:
Dark Cloud: Why CloudFlare's Deal with Baidu Could Haunt US Tech Companies
VICE, September 15, 2015
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/cloudflare-baidu-partnership-yunjiasu-china

Hong Kong (香港)

Yellow umbrellas to return to Admiralty on first anniversary of pro-democracy protests
Hong Kong Free Press, September 23, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/09/23/yellow-umbrellas-to-return-to-admiralty-on-first-anniversary-of-umbrella-movement/

Joshua Wong, Benny Tai and Martin Lee to attend pro-democracy NGO event in U.S.
Hong Kong Free Press, September 23, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/09/23/joshua-wong-benny-tai-and-martin-lee-to-attend-pro-democracy-ngo-event-in-us/

Related:
李柱铭黄之锋在美未获白宫官员会面 (Martin Lee and Joshua Wong could not obtain meetings with White House officials)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 23, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/world/2015/09/150923_us_hongkong_democracy_activists

As Xi meets Obama, will anyone remember Hong Kong “Occupy” protest?
Christian Science Monitor, September 22, 2015
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2015/0922/As-Xi-meets-Obama-will-anyone-remember-Hong-Kong-Occupy-protest

有佔領參與者修好雨傘保存 也有義載司機加入政黨 (Some “Occupy” participants repaired and kept umbrellas, some volunteer drivers joined political parties)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 23, 2015
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1213114-20150923.htm

朱耀明:若政府多行不義社會炸彈將爆 (One of the “Occupy” trio Chu Yiu-ming: If government continuously tramples on justice, society will explode)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 23, 2015
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1213052-20150923.htm

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

China detains U.S. woman over national security
The Hindu, September 23, 2015
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/china-detains-us-woman-over-national-security/article7677789.ece

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

海外观察:8000名留美学生被开除 谁该反省? (Overseas Observer: 8,000 Chinese students expelled from U.S. schools in 2014—who needs to take a long hard look at themselves?)
People Online, September 22, 2015
http://world.people.com.cn/n/2015/0601/c1002-27086406.html

What China’s Xi Jinping thinks about freedom
The Wall Street Journal, September 23, 2015
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/09/23/what-chinas-xi-jinping-thinks-about-freedom/

Can the U.S. & China make peace in cyberspace?
China File, September 22, 2015
http://www.chinafile.com/conversation/can-us-china-make-peace-cyberspace

Osborne “must raise human rights abuse” on visit to volatile Chinese region
The Guardian, September 22, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/22/george-osborne-china-visit-must-raise-human-rights-abuse