Friday, November 06, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

女方因“家庭暴力”离婚, 离婚后因“挨打”向男方索赔 (Woman divorces husband due to domestic violence, subsequently sues him for compensation when he beats her again)
JX News, November 4, 2015
http://news.jxnews.com.cn/system/2015/11/04/014423796.shtml

China harshly sentences founder of Huazang Dharma
China Change, November 3, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/11/03/china-harshly-sentences-founder-of-huazang-dharma/

“Male rape” now a crime in China
The Independent, November 4, 2015
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/china-makes-male-rape-a-crime-a6718276.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese activists and journalists still “jumping” firewall on Twitter to connect with world: study
South China Morning Post, November 5, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1875867/chinese-activists-and-journalists-jumping-firewall

China burns much more coal than reported, complicating climate talks
中国承认低估燃煤消耗量,减排行动新挑战
The New York Times, November 3, 2015
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/04/world/asia/china-burns-much-more-coal-than-reported-complicating-climate-talks.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20151104/c04chinacoal/

Book on family-planning policy is banned, then promoted, by China
The New York Times, November 4, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/11/04/china-one-child-policy-book-fuxian-yi/

Family demands information after Chinese activist dies in police custody
广东“反党”公民看守所离奇死亡 亲友讨说法遭警方刁难
Radio Free Asia, November 4, 2015
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/demands-11042015144429.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-11042015100712.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Protests in Taiwan ahead of key meeting with China
Al Jazeera, November 4, 2015
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/11/protests-taiwan-key-meeting-china-151104071805356.html

Related:
Taiwan opposition in uproar over surprise presidential meeting
Radio Free Asia, November 4, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/taiwan-11042015104719.html

China questions dissident who wrote on mass demolition of crosses atop Zhejiang’s churches
关注教堂被拆内地作家周二被传唤 涉煽动颠覆政权
South China Morning Post, November 4, 2015
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1875678/china-questions-dissident-who-wrote-mass-demolition
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/150d66547904273/guan-zhu-jiao-tang-bei-chai-nei-di-zuo-jia-zhou-er-bei-chuan-huan-she-shan-dong-dian-fu-zheng-quan

Chinese feminist’s online criticism of mainland’s family planning policy goes viral: demands for paternity leave, financial support
South China Morning Post, November 4, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1875571/chinese-feminists-online-criticism-mainlands-family-planning

Gov't reaches out to NGOs to help handle its problem with homeless
Caixin, November 4, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-11-04/100869988.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Tianjin port chief sacked and faces charges after huge blasts that killed more than 160 people
South China Morning Post, November 4, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1875606/tianjin-port-chief-sacked-and-faces-charges-after-huge-blasts

Disgraced officials “paying bribes to get jail terms cut”
Caixin, November 4, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-11-04/100870097.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Pacific trade deal takes aim at Chinese hacking
The Financial Times, November 3, 2015
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/89a0137a-82b1-11e5-8095-ed1a37d1e096.html

Hong Kong (香港)

400 years on and still fomenting revolution: Guy Fawkes now the symbol of a generation of disenchanted Hong Kong youths
South China Morning Post, November 5, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1875740/400-years-and-still-fomenting-revolution-guy-fawkes-now

73% of HK people think anti-corruption agency should investigate CY’s $50M secret payment
Hong Kong Free Press, November 4, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/11/04/73-of-hk-people-think-anti-corruption-agency-should-investigate-cys-50m-secret-payment/

【港大禁制令】商台律師:即使達協議 不代表妥協 仍捍衛新聞自由 (Commercial radio lawyer on HKU injunction: Reaching an agreement does not mean compromise, we’re still defending press freedom)
Mingpao, November 5, 2015
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20151105/s00001/1446690919039

Related:
Commercial Radio agrees not to publish leaked HKU tapes again but public domain exception stands
Hong Kong Free Press, November 5, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/11/05/commercial-radio-agrees-not-to-publish-leaked-hku-tapes-again-but-public-domain-exception-stands/

「你係香港人?」打機回顧雨傘運動 (Are you a Hongkonger? Game app evokes the Umbrella Movement)
InMedia HK, November 4, 2015
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1038691

Counterterrorism (反恐)

西安举行反恐怖综合演练, 人人都是反恐信息员 (Xi'an holds comprehensive counter-terrorism drills, everyone is a counter-terrorism informant)
hsw.cn, November 4, 2015
http://news.hsw.cn/system/2015/1104/322107.shtml

张春贤:南疆是新疆反恐维稳主战场 (Top XUAR official Zhang Chunxian: Xinjiang's southern border is the frontline in counter-terrorism and stability maintenance)
Sina News Center, November 4, 2015
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/nd/2015-11-04/doc-ifxkniup6058254.shtml

Related:
China pushes for Putonghua and cultural “blending” to boost stability in Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, November 4, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1875633/china-pushes-putonghua-and-cultural-blending-boost

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

“One child” culture is entrenched in China
The New York Times, November 4, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/11/04/china-one-child-policy-fuxian-yi/