Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese police slap exit ban on another son of a human rights lawyer
Radio Free Asia, October 16, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-lawyer-10162015140153.html

Related:
Authorities widen crackdown on lawyers to include their children
Human Rights in China, October 16, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/authorities-widen-crackdown-lawyers-include-their-children

Professor Ilham Tohti calls for family to appeal his case
China Change, October 16, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/10/16/professor-ilham-tohti-calls-for-family-to-appeal-his-case/

Jailed and refused bail, Chinese investigative journalist detained after exposing high profile corruption scandal
South China Morning Post, October 18, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1869018/fears-chinese-crackdown-after-journalist-held-suspicion

Detained human rights lawyer, Wang Yu, on Chinese state TV informed of “failed attempt to smuggle son overseas”
South China Morning Post, October 19, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1869017/chinese-state-tv-films-detained-civil-rights-lawyer

Related:
环时指反华势力"裹挟"包卓轩 遭民运人士反驳 (Chinese state media Global Times: human rights lawyer Wang Yu’s son Bao Zhuoxuan “coerced” by anti-China forces, rights defenders refute claim)
Voice of America, October 19, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/voa-news-state-media-accuse-foreign-anti-china-elements-of-coercing-20151016/3010353.html

国家赔偿中赔礼道歉也要规范 (Offers of an apology as part of state compensation should be standardized)
Procuratorate Daily, October 19, 2015
http://news.jcrb.com/jxsw/201510/t20151019_1555013.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Minitrue: Delete news on 81 illegal video apps
China Digital Times, October 18, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/10/minitrue-delete-news-on-81-illegal-video-apps/

Chinese nationalist “hawks” form online volunteer army against “enemy forces”
Global Voices, October 19, 2015
https://globalvoices.org/2015/10/19/chinese-nationalist-hawks-form-online-volunteer-army-against-enemy-forces/

In a region disturbed by ethnic tensions, China keeps tight lid on a massacre
新疆持刀者血洗汉人煤矿,政府封锁消息
The New York Times, October 19, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20151019/c19xinjiang/dual/

《不动产登记暂行条例实施细则》程序基本完成 (Program for "Provisional Regulations on Real Estate Registration Rules" basically complete)
The Observer (China), October 19, 2015
http://cd.house.ifeng.com/detail/2015_10_19/50590275_0.shtml

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Culture shock: Chinese Ministry slammed on not-so-social media
Wall Street Journal, October 16, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/10/16/culture-shock-chinese-ministry-slammed-on-not-so-social-media/

Arrests as Guangxi residents clash with police in protest over pier construction
Hong Kong Free Press, October 19, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/10/19/guangxi-residents-clash-with-police-in-protest-over-pier-construction/

维权律师被拘百日律师团声明促警方放人 (100 days after start of mass crackdown, lawyers’ group issues statement urging release of detainees)
Radio Free Asia, October 17, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-10172015113847.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

英国环境组织发“中国绿色大跃进”报告 (British environmental NGO issues report on China’s “green great leap forward”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 16, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/business/2015/10/151016_uk_china_climatechange_report

Related:
Exclusive: BP, China's CNPC to unveil oil alliance—sources
Reuters, October 16, 2015
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/10/16/uk-bp-china-idUKKCN0SA1J920151016

Inspection of 11 agencies, SOEs uncovers embezzlement
People’s Daily, October 19, 2015
http://en.people.cn/n/2015/1019/c90000-8963464.html

Detention of networker extraordinaire Sam Pa creates shockwaves
The Financial Times, October 18, 2015
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/db58e7d8-73dd-11e5-a129-3fcc4f641d98.html

赵紫阳逝世10年后骨灰入土为安仍遥遥无期 (10 years after Zhao Ziyang’s death, burial is still impossible)
Radio France Internationale, October 18, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151018-赵紫阳逝世10年后骨灰入土为安仍遥遥无期

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

IBM allows Chinese government to review source code
The Wall Street Journal, October 16, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/ibm-allows-chinese-government-to-review-source-code-1444989039

”Chinese cyberspies” hack international court's website to fish for enemies in South China Sea dispute
South China Morning Post, October 19, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1868395/chinese-cyberspies-hack-international-courts-website

中国语言生活状况报告发布:网络语言低俗需治理 (Report released on condition of Chinese language: Internet language is vulgar and must be fixed)
Radio Free Asia, October 16, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/km1-10162015101615.html

Hong Kong (香港)

What the current political storm spells for Hong Kong’s freedoms
Hong Kong Free Press, October 17, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/10/17/what-the-current-political-storm-spells-for-hong-kongs-freedoms/

Hongkongers protest against CY Leung in London during official visit
Hong Kong Free Press, October 16, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/10/16/hongkongers-protest-against-cy-leung-in-london-during-official-visit/

Chinese ambassador: we do not shy away from discussing human rights
The Guardian, October 18, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/18/chinese-human-rights-liu-xiaoming-xi-jinping-jeremy-corbyn

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Uygur militants “eliminated” from Pakistan, claims minister
South China Morning Post, October 18, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1869252/pakistan-says-it-has-eliminated-uygur-militants

中印反恐联训进入混编同训 (Sino-Indian counter-terrorism training enters new phase: troops are mixed together and trained at the same time)
Han Feng Online, October 19, 2015
http://www.kaixian.tv/gd/2015/1019/337132.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

The Anatomy of a crackdown: China’s assault on its human rights lawyers
China Law and Policy, October 18, 2015
http://chinalawandpolicy.com/2015/10/18/the-anatomy-of-a-crackdown-chinas-assault-on-its-human-rights-lawyers/

Related:
Plights and prospects: The landscape for cause lawyering in China
Leitner Center, October, 2015
http://leitnercenter.org/files/Plight%20and%20Prospects_FULL%20FOR%20WEB.pdf

How China guards the Xi creation myth
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 18, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34549744

After 16-year-old is forced to flee China, state broadcaster spins a mendacious tale
China Change, October 17, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/10/17/after-16-year-old-is-forced-to-flee-china-state-broadcaster-spins-a-mendacious-tale/

Kowtowing to China’s despots is morally wrong and makes no economic sense
The Guardian, October 18, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/oct/18/kowtowing-to-china-does-nothing-for-british-economic-health

Related:
The howls of China’s prisoners will haunt this royal welcome for Xi Jinping
The Guardian, October 18, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/oct/18/china-royal-royal-xi-jinping-chinese-president