Thursday, October 01, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

浙江异议人士涉嫌“颠覆国家政权”案庭审结束 (2 Zhejiang democracy activists’ subversion trials end )
Boxun, September 30, 2015
http://www.boxun.com/news/gb/china/2015/09/201509301832.shtml

Related:
Subversion trials of two democracy activists end without verdicts
陈树庆、吕耿松案开庭,审结未宣判
Human Rights in China, September 29, 2015
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/subversion-trials-two-democracy-activists-end-without-verdicts
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/ge-gen-zong/chen-shu-qing-lu-geng-song-kai-ting-shen-jie-wei-xuan-pan

China’s secret detention of lawyers threatens the rule of law
Hong Kong Free Press, September 29, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/09/29/chinas-secret-detention-of-lawyers-threatens-the-rule-of-law/

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese writers should focus on ordinary lives: official
Xinhua English, September 29, 2015
http://english.sina.com/2015/0929/851760.html

国家新闻出版广电总局公开通报违法违规案件查处情况, 十五家媒体刊发虚假失实报道被查办 (SARFT publishes status of cases in violation of law, 15 media outlets investigated for false or untrue reporting)
Legal Daily, September 29, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150929/Articel02003GN.htm

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

The gay marriage proposal that's the talk of China
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 29, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-34392333

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China set to achieve 2015 climate goals, study says
The Wall Street Journal, September 30, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/09/30/china-set-to-achieve-2015-climate-goals-study-says/

珠海男子质疑强拆起诉法院 索赔730多万被驳 (Zhuhai man sues over forced demolition, compensation request for RBM 7.3m rejected)
Southern Metropolis Daily, September 29, 2015
http://zh.southcn.com/content/2015-09/28/content_133703335.htm

男子经4次庭审被判无罪 刑拘记录致其长期失业 (Man found not-guilty after 4 trials, but his criminal detention record causes long-term unemployment)
Beijing Youth Paper, September 29, 2015
http://news.youth.cn/sh/201509/t20150928_7160293.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

港大建制派校委不负北京使命否决陈文敏任副校长 (HKU pro-establishment Council members fulfill Beijing’s mission to vote against Johannes Chan)
Radio France Internationale, September 30, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150930-港大建制派校委不负北京使命否决陈文敏任副校长

Related:
Student leader reveals HKU Council members’ reasons for blocking Johannes Chan appointment
Hong Kong Free Press, September 30, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/09/30/student-leader-reveals-hku-council-members-reasons-for-blocking-johannes-chan-appointment/

國際權威學者撰文撐陳文敏 (Internationally renowned scholars write in support of Johannes Chan)
Apple Daily, September 30, 2015
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/art/20150930/19315061

Related:
Johannes Chan: A scholar of real repute and integrity
Hong Kong Economic Journal, September 30, 2015
http://www.ejinsight.com/20150929-johannes-chan-scholar-real-repute-integrity/

Six ways pro-government forces went after Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement
Hong Kong Free Press, September 29, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/09/29/six-ways-pro-government-forces-went-after-hong-kongs-umbrella-movement/

Related:
Hongkongers' trust in CY Leung and Beijing at a lower point now than during Occupy Central
South China Morning Post, September 30, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1862534/hongkongers-trust-cy-leung-and-beijing-lower-point-now

Hong Kong’s democracy movement and Beijing’s fear of foreign influence
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, September 22, 2015
https://www.asiapacific.ca/canada-asia-agenda/hong-kongs-democracy-movement-and-beijings-fear-foreign

Counterterrorism (反恐)

刑法修正案(九):法益保护前置织密反恐法网 (“Criminal Law Amendment (9): Early Protection of Legal Interests Requires Tightening the “Net” of China’s Counter-Terrorism Laws”)
Procuratorate Daily, September 28, 2015
http://www.chinacourt.org/article/detail/2015/09/id/1718738.shtml

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

律师的面子不是小事 (Saving “face” is no small thing for lawyers)
Legal Daily, September 29, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150929/Articel07002GN.htm

Delay in HKU appointment of Johannes Chan makes a mockery of Beijing's pledged support for rule of law
South China Morning Post, September 29, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1861280/delay-hku-appointment-johannes-chan-makes-mockery-beijings

University of Hong Kong's decision not to appoint Johannes Chan as pro-vice-chancellor smacks of political interference
South China Morning Post, September 30, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1862631/university-hong-kongs-decision-not-appoint-johannes-chan-pro

Hong Kong’s century-old “zombie” laws are to blame for HKU’s problems
Hong Kong Free Press, September 30, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/09/30/the-hku-ordinance-and-other-zombie-laws-threaten-hong-kongs-competitiveness/