Thursday, November 05, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

刑事速裁试点工作进展顺利, 诉讼效率明显提高 10日内审结率达94.28% (Pilot program for fast-tracking trial decisions on criminal case progressing smoothly, prosecution effectiveness rate has clearly risen, with 94.28% of cases concluded within 10 days)
People’s Court Daily, November 3, 2015
http://rmfyb.chinacourt.org/paper/html/2015-11/03/content_104346.htm

上海公安机关破获一起特大操纵期货市场犯罪案 (Shanghai public security cracks large criminal case involving futures market manipulation)
People’s Court Daily, November 2, 2015
http://rmfyb.chinacourt.org/paper/html/2015-11/02/content_104317.htm

Related:
Top China investor, foreigners snared in Beijing’s crackdown
CNBC, November 1, 2015
http://www.cnbc.com/2015/11/01/top-china-investor-foreigners-snared-in-beijings-crackdown.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

U.S. government investigates ownership of American stations running output from state-run China Radio International
South China Morning, November 3, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1875161/us-government-investigates-ownership-american-stations

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese villagers clash with police over industrial pollution
Voice of America, November 3, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/chinese-villagers-clashed-with-police-over-industrial-pollution/3035486.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

天津男青年狱中患病致残, 申请257万余元国家赔偿 (Tianjin youth who contracted illness in prison and became crippled seeks RMB 2.57 million in state compensation)
Jiemian.com, November 3, 2015
http://news.sohu.com/20151103/n425046474.shtml

Woman successfully sues Beijing postal service in gender discrimination case
China Labor Bulletin, November 3, 2015
http://www.clb.org.hk/en/content/woman-successfully-sues-beijing-postal-service-gender-discrimination-case

Two dozen senior Chinese police officers punished, some expelled, in sweeping crackdown
South China Morning Post, November 4, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1875476/two-dozen-senior-chinese-police-officers-punished-some-expelled-sweeping

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

电影产业立法维护文化安全 (Movie industry law will safeguard “cultural security”)
Legal Daily, November 3, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20151103/Articel07002GN.htm

Related:
电影产业促进法立法 (“Movie Industry Advancement” legislation introduced)
National People’s Congress, 2015
http://www.npc.gov.cn/npc/lfzt/rlyw/node_28552.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong journalists slam university's injunction as doubts “deepen” over interference
Radio Free Asia, November 3, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/injunction-11032015115945.html

Related:
【港大泄密風波】李國章紀文鳳錄音被上載色情網站ThisAV 網民:終於可光明正大登入(HKU Council leaked tapes reappear on local porn website, netizens glad that tapes are preserved and accessible)
Mingpao, November 3, 2015
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20151103/s00001/1446557775410

Media union blasts CY after he calls HKU Council tape leak “immoral,” cites UGL secret payment
Hong Kong Free Press, November 4, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/11/04/media-union-blasts-cy-after-calling-hku-council-tape-leak-immoral-cites-ugl-secret-payment/

港府顶级顾问:施政困难因传媒太自由 政府受多方监督万箭穿心 (Top government advisor: administration difficulties come from overly free media, supervision from multiple parties greatly distresses the government)
South China Morning Post, November 4, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk-macau-tw/150d13e56fd473a/gang-fu-ding-ji-gu-wen-shi-zheng-kun-nan-yin-chuan-mei-tai-zi-you-zheng-fu-shou-duo-fang-jian-du-wan-jian-chuan-xin

港人英语能力排名连续两年下降 立会议员:母语教学是祸首
“Mother-tongue teaching policy to blame” as Hong Kong slides down English proficiency index for second year in a row
South China Morning Post, November 4, 2015
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk-macau-tw/150d0d6aee29ed6/gang-ren-ying-yu-neng-li-pai-ming-lian-xu-liang-nian-xia-jiang-li-hui-yi-yuan-mu-yu-jiao-xue-shi-huo-shou
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1875254/mother-tongue-teaching-policy-blame-hong-kong

Counterterrorism (反恐)

印媒:中国愿和印巴合作打击跨境恐怖主义(Indian media: China willing to cooperate with India and Pakistan to crack down on cross-border terrorism)
Cankaoxiaoxi, November 4, 2015
http://www.cankaoxiaoxi.com/china/20151104/985863.shtml

Authorities “ensure stability” through forced labor for Uyghurs in Xinjiang township
Radio Free Asia, November 3, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/hashar-11032015181544.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Herta Muller on the Poetry (And Prisoner's Life) of Liu Xia, One Nobel Laureate Praises the Wife of Another
Lithub, November 4, 2015
http://lithub.com/herta-muller-on-the-poetry-and-prisoners-life-of-liu-xia/

Are Chinese “too rational” for a second child? Interview with Mei Fong
The Wall Street Journal, November 4, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/11/04/are-chinese-too-rational-for-a-second-child-interview-with-mei-fong/

It's your country, not mine: China's new language of discontent
South China Morning Post, November 3, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1875266/its-your-country-not-mine-chinas-new-language-discontent

司法责任制是依法独立行使审判权之保障 (A judicial responsibility system will guarantee the independent lawful exercise of the right to prosecute)
People’s Court Daily, November 3, 2015
http://rmfyb.chinacourt.org/paper/html/2015-11/03/content_104338.htm

How China wants to rate its citizens
The New Yorker, November 3, 2015
http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/how-china-wants-to-rate-its-citizens