Friday, October 02, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

我国已基本形成促进性别平等法律制度 (China has already basically formed a legal system that promotes gender equality)
Legal Daily, October 1, 2015
http://news.sina.com.cn/o/2015-10-01/doc-ifximezx0841677.shtml

兰州市房管局因拒绝复印重要证据被告上法庭 (Lanzhou City Housing Administration Bureau taken to court over refusal to photocopy important evidence)
Lanzhou Evening News, October 1, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2015-09/30/c_128283548.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

China tightens censorship on Guangxi blasts
Voice of America, October 2, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-tightens-censorship-on-guangxi-blasts/2988551.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Managers of Chinese state-owned enterprise building US$3.8b African railway fined for bribery
South China Morning Post, October 2, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1863452/managers-chinese-state-owned-enterprise-building-us38b

福建陈夏影案三人获国家赔偿537万 (Three in the Fujian Chen Xiaying case get 5.37m RMB in state compensation)
Lawcourt Evening News, October 1, 2015
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/nd/2015-09-30/doc-ifxieymu0976680.shtml

焦点对话:高深莫测,盘点习近平核心团队 (“Focus Dialogue”: Unfathomable—Taking Stock of Xi Jinping’s Inner Circle)
Voice of America, October 2, 2015
http://m.voachinese.com/a/voaweishi-20151002-Pro-and-Con-1/2988777.htmL

Related:
Xi Jingping's inner circle offers cold shoulder to western officials
the New York Times, September 25, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/26/world/asia/xi-jinping-china-president-inner-circle-western-officials.html?ref=world

中纪委机关报:“四种形态”并非放缓反腐节奏 (Central Discipline Inspection Report: "Four Patterns" do not necessarily slow down the anti-corruption tempo) [The “Four Patterns” refer to a state of discipline that the CPC should aim to achieve: conduct frequent criticism and self-criticism; make light punishments the great majority of cases; reduce serious violations and heavy punishment to minimum; reduce serious violations that warrant criminal investigation to extreme minimum]
Pengpai News, October 1, 2015
http://news.sohu.com/20150929/n422337295.shtml

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

CIA pulls staff from Beijing following a cyber attack on government employees
The Telegraph, October 2, 2015
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11906333/CIA-pulls-staff-from-Beijing-following-a-cyber-attack-on-government-employees.html

China’s Internet sovereignty
China Media Project, October 2, 2015
http://cmp.hku.hk/2015/10/02/39285/

Will Initial China/US Cybersecurity Agreement Be Effective?
Legal Tech News, September 28, 2015
http://www.legaltechnews.com/id=1202738340973/Will-Initial-ChinaUS-Cybersecurity-Agreement-Be-Effective?slreturn=20150902112113

Hong Kong (香港)

Hero or traitor? Student leader Billy Fung receives mixed reactions for HKU Council leak
Hong Kong Free Press, October 2, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/10/02/hero-or-traitor-student-leader-billy-fung-receives-mixed-reactions-for-hku-council-leak/

Related:
港大三屆校董會學生代表聲明:無形之手欲蓋彌彰 百年校譽毀於一旦 (Three generations’ HKU Council student representatives issue statement: “Invisible hand” no longer under veil, institution’s century-old reputation ruined in one day)
InMedia HK, October 1, 2015
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1037855

【任命風波】任建峰促盧寵茂反省:不要埋沒良知 破壞港大自主 ([Appointment scandal] Progressive Lawyers Group convener Kevin Yam urges HKU Council member Lo Chung Mau to reflect on himself: Don’t bury your conscience and destroy HKU’s autonomy)
Meme HK, October 2, 2015
http://news.memehk.com/posts/11010

18專業團體發表聯合聲明譴責港大校委會否決委任陳文敏 (18 professional organizations issue joint statement to condemn HKU Council’s rejection of Johannes Chan)
AM730, October 2, 2015
http://www.am730.com.hk/fresh/article/12986

馬斐森重申會維護港大學術自由 (HKU Vice Chancellor Peter Mathieson reiterates determination to protect HKU academic freedom)
Now, October 2, 2015
http://news.now.com/home/local/player?newsId=152973&home=1

The future of autonomy in Hong Kong
China File, September 30, 2015
http://www.chinafile.com/conversation/future-autonomy-hong-kong

Standing down: Hong Kong lawmaker Ip Kwok-him, strategist in botched political reform vote, will not seek re-election
South China Morning Post, October 2, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1863532/standing-down-hong-kong-lawmaker-ip-kwok-him-strategist

Counterterrorism (反恐)

China stresses stability, security on Xinjiang's founding anniversary
Xinhua, October 2, 2015
http://english.sina.com/china/p/2015/1001/852553.html

湖南出台“反恐怖防范管理规范” 今年11月1日起实施 (Hunan introduces “Management Rules for Preventive Counter-Terrorism,” to go into effect on November 1)
Rednet.cn, October 1, 2015
http://www.hn.xinhuanet.com/2015-09/30/c_1116719473.htm

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

We’d be satisfied with any government!
China Change, October 1, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/10/01/wed-be-satisfied-with-any-government/