Friday, October 09, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese lawyers call for the abolition of their professional body
Radio Free Asia, October 7, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawyers-10072015110650.html

Related:
Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
中国大规模镇压维权律师和活跃人士
Human Rights in China, September 30, 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

Five years on, Liu Xiaobo's wife stays silent, under house arrest
Radio Free Asia, October 7, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/silence-10082015111519.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

[Video] Channel 4 presents Unreported World: China’s gay shock therapy
The Guardian, October 8, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/media/video/2015/oct/08/channel-4-presents-unreported-world-chinas-gay-shock-therapy-video

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

In Tiananmen Square, the police leap into action
假日天安门广场上反乌托邦的一幕
The New York Times, October 7, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20151008/c08sino-tiananmen/dual/

China's prawn scandal sparks consumer rights furore
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 8, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-34461859

Government Accountability (政府问责)

福建省委副书记、省长苏树林涉嫌严重违纪接受组织调查--中纪委 (Governor of China's Fujian province under investigation by anti-corruption watchdog)
Reuters, October 8, 2015
http://cn.reuters.com/article/2015/10/08/su-shulin-idCNKCS0S202Z20151008

Former UN General Assembly head charged with taking $1.3 million in bribes from Chinese businessmen
Hong Kong Free Press, October 7, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/10/07/former-un-general-assembly-head-charged-with-taking-1-3-million-in-bribes-from-chinese-businessmen/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese hackers breached LoopPay, whose tech is central to Samsung Pay
The New York Times, October 8, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/08/technology/chinese-hackers-breached-looppay-a-contributor-to-samsung-pay.html

U.S. targets Chinese groups in cyber feud
The Financial Times, October 7, 2015
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/4ba9e99a-6d0f-11e5-aca9-d87542bf8673.html

Hong Kong (香港)

60學者結盟 行動護學術自由 (60 academics form alliance to defend academic freedom through action)
Mingpao, October 8, 2015
http://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20151008/s00002/1444240636849

港大學生擬全民投票要求新校委會主席需全校師生接受 (HKU Student Union considering a referendum to determine whether students believe new Council chairs must be accepted by all teaching staff and students)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 8, 2015
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1216108-20151008.htm

屠呦呦获奖掴反陈文敏派一巴 (Tu Youyou receiving Nobel prize a slap in the face to anti-Johannes Chan camp)
Radio France Internationale, October 8, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151008-屠呦呦获奖掴反陈文敏派一巴

Lawyers, nurses, accountants, IT workers to join HKU students in protest over appointment row
South China Morning Post, October 7, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1864856/professionals-set-join-university-hong-kong

Pan-democrats to run for chair and deputy chair of all LegCo committees
Hong Kong Free Press, October 6, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/10/06/pan-democrats-to-run-for-chair-and-deputy-chair-of-all-legco-committees/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

What will the TPP mean for China?
China File, October 7, 2015
http://www.chinafile.com/conversation/what-will-tpp-mean-china

Related:
US-backed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal 'not intended to exclude China', says Beijing
Reuters, October 8, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1865428/us-backed-trans-pacific-partnership-trade-deal-not

A year on, mixed views on what Hong Kong protests achieved
Voice of America, October 7, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/ap-a-year-on-mixed-views-on-what-hong-kong-protests-achieved/2994985.html

Hong Kong Letter: A city divided on democracy
Irish Times, October 7, 2015
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/asia-pacific/hong-kong-letter-a-city-divided-on-democracy-1.2381248

【舒立观察】保障律师权利重在践行
Caixin: Protection of China's lawyers needs to be put into practice
Caixin, September 28, 2015
CH: http://opinion.caixin.com/2015-09-28/100857799.html
EN: http://chinascope.org/main/content/view/7464/106/