Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Teen son of rights lawyers “under house arrest” as families flee China
Radio Free Asia, October 12, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/son-10122015130738.html

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81 Chinese lawyers make urgent statement on disappearance of Bao Zhuoxuan and two others in Myanmar
China Change, October 11, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/10/12/68-chinese-lawyers-make-urgent-statement-on-disappearance-of-bao-zhuoxuan-and-two-others-in-myanmar/

“中国维权律师王宇儿子包卓轩从缅甸押返内蒙古” (Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Yu’s son Bao Zhuoxuan forcibly returned to Inner Mongolia from Myanmar)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 13, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/10/151013_china_lawyer_son

More details emerge about the disappearance of three Chinese citizens in Myanmar
China Change, October 11, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/10/11/more-details-emerge-about-the-disappearance-of-three-chinese-citizens-in-myanmar/

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

高瑜案第三次延期 律师会面 (Gao Yu’s appeal trial postponed for third time, lawyer Shang Baojun is first to inform her during detention center meeting)
Deutsche Welle, October 13, 2015
http://www.dw.com/zh/高瑜案第三次延期-律师会面/a-18778419

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese activists urge Xi Jinping to learn from Magna Carta
The Guardian, October 13, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/13/chinese-activists-xi-jinping-magna-carta

Vehicles damaged as villagers in southern Chinese town protest plans for incinerator
South China Morning Post, October 12, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1866631/vehicles-damaged-villagers-southern-chinese-town

Around 1,000 protest in China's Yunnan over loss of savings on metals exchange
Radio Free Asia, October 12, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/around-1000-protest-in-chinas-yunnan-over-loss-of-savings-on-metals-exchange-10122015151414.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese military's anti-graft inspection teams target senior officers
South China Morning Post, October 11, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1866404/chinese-militarys-anti-graft-inspection-teams-target

Two top allies of China’s disgraced security tsar Zhou Yongkang jailed for corruption
South China Morning Post, October 12, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1866628/chinas-former-cnpc-head-jiang-jiemin-gets-16-years-jail

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

In a first, Chinese hackers are arrested at the behest of the U.S. government
The Washington Post, October 9, 2015
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/in-a-first-chinese-hackers-are-arrested-at-the-behest-of-the-us-government/2015/10/09/0a7b0e46-6778-11e5-8325-a42b5a459b1e_story.html

Hong Kong (香港)

”Strictly enforce law,” Beijing legislative chief tells Hong Kong's police, fire, immigration and prison chiefs during high-profile visit
South China Morning Post, October 10, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1865907/strictly-enforce-law-beijing-legislative-chief-tells-hong

Johannes Chan's appointment never discussed with HKU chief, says Hong Kong chief executive CY Leung
South China Morning Post, October 10, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1866075/hong-kong-chief-executive-cy-leung-says-liberal

HKU students, alumni and teachers protest over academic freedom as anger mounts
Hong Kong Free Press, October 9, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/10/09/hku-students-alumni-and-teachers-protest-over-academic-freedom-as-anger-mounts/

學聯聯同8院校推公投廢特首校監必然制 (HKFS together with 8 education institutions to bring referendum to scrap automatic appointment of Chief Executive as University Chancellor)
Mingpao, October 11, 2015
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20151011/s00001/1444550490151

Joshua Wong seeks lower age limit for Hong Kong candidates
New York Times, October 12, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/10/12/joshua-wong-hong-kong-age-18-elections/

Related:
黃之鋒申覆核參選年齡 譚耀宗:18歲心智未成熟 應等有工作經驗才選 (Joshua Wong applies for judicial review to lower minimum age for LegCo candidates, Pro-Beijing lawmaker Tam Yiuchung: Age 18 is not mature enough, candidates should have work experience first)
Mingpao, October 13, 2015
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20151013/s00001/1444666328517

【7警涉打人】最快今周可提檢控 梁家傑:公義遲到好過無到 (7 policemen suspected of beating Umbrella Movement protestor to be prosecuted within the week, Civic Party leader Alan Leong: Justice better late than never)
Mingpao, October 13, 2015
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20151013/s00001/1444697936933

Counterterrorism (反恐)

”A brighter future beckons”: China tries to get Xinjiang to join the party
The Guardian, October 9, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/09/a-brighter-future-beckons-china-tries-to-get-xinjiang-to-join-the-party

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Bao Zhuoxuan and the long arm of Chinese law
China Digital Times, October 12, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/10/rebel-pepper-bao-zhuoxuan-and-the-long-arm-of-chinese-law/

University of Hong Kong council's weak argument for not appointing Johannes Chan only fuelled the criticism
South China Morning Post, October 11, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1865514/university-hong-kong-councils-weak-argument-not-appointing

何清涟: 从WTO到TPP:与国际接轨到当世界孤儿 (He Qinglian: From WTO to TPP: From being on track with international standards to becoming the world’s orphan)
Voice of America, October 13, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/he-qinglian-from-wto-to-tpp-lonesomeness-defined/3001539.html