Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

官媒指张六毛“武装暴动” 家属死不见尸殡仪馆抗议 (Chinese state media: Zhang Liumao was planning a “armed insurrection,” family protests being prevented from viewing his body at funeral parlor)
Radio Free Asia, November 7, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-11072015112742.html

Related:
广东警方摧毁一个企图制造爆炸危害公共安全的犯罪团伙(Guangdong police stop criminal gang attempting to create an explosion to endanger public security)
Xinhua, November 6, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2015-11/06/c_1117067986.htm

中国镇压维权律师人数持续增加 至少300人受影响 (China continues crack down on human rights lawyers, over 300 affected)
Voice of America, November 7, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/voa-news-chinese-lawyers-20151106/3044230.html

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, October 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

Access to Information (信息公开)

文化部:明年起网络音乐需审核后方可上线 (Ministry of Culture: Starting next year, all music must be inspected and approved before going online)
Xinhua, November 9, 2015
http://tech.sina.com.cn/i/2015-11-09/doc-ifxkniur2999182.shtml

New Chinese media ethics committee will promote “healthy and tasteful style”
Hong Kong Free Press, November 6, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/11/06/chinese-govt-to-establish-committee-to-uphold-media-ethics/

昆山工商违法收取查询费, 败诉两年仍未改 (Jiangsu Kunshan Industry and Commerce Department continues to collect “inquiry fees” for business registration information, even 2 years after ruling that such fees are unlawful)
Caixin, November 6, 2015
http://china.caixin.com/2015-11-06/100870814.html

China seeks to export censorship to overseas-registered domain names: Report
Radio Free Asia, November 6, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-censorship-11062015134614.html

Chinese state TV masks Ma Ying-jeou’s Taiwan flag pin
The New York Times, November 6, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/11/06/cctv-ma-ying-jeou-taiwan-flag-pin/

Taiwan independence risks rocking “boat of peace”, says China newspaper
The Guardian, November 8, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/08/taiwan-independence-risks-rocking-boat-of-peace-says-china-newspaper

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Taiwanese netizens aren't exactly thrilled with the upcoming China-Taiwan meeting
Global Voices, November 6, 2015
https://globalvoices.org/2015/11/06/taiwanese-netizens-arent-exactly-thrilled-with-the-upcoming-china-taiwan-meeting/

Related:
Xi a “Chinese dictator” and Ma a “traitor”: Protests erupt in Taiwan as leader leaves for landmark meeting in Singapore
South China Morning Post, November 7, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1876461/xi-chinese-dictator-and-ma-traitor-protests-erupt

同志遊行逾9500人參與 歐盟及10個領事出席 (Over 9,500 participate in Hong Kong Pride parade, including EU and 10 consulate representatives)
InMedia HK, November 8, 2015
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1038747

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中央政法委通报5起干预司法活动、插手具体案件处理典型案件 (CPC’s Central Political and Legal Affairs Committee issues 5 model cases of interference in judicial processes and meddling in specific cases)
Legal Daily, November 6, 2015
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2015-11/06/content_6343050.htm

Related:
Central Political Legal Committee issues model cases on leadership interference with the Judicial process
Supreme People’s Court Monitor, November 6, 2015
http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/2015/11/06/central-political-legal-committee-issues-model-cases-on-leadership-interference-with-the-judicial-process/

China’s anti-graft drive ramps up
The Financial Times, November 8, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/11/what-do-chinese-netizens-think-of-north-korea/

Months after blasts in China, rebuilding Tianjin homes and lives is a struggle
The New York Times, November 9, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/09/world/asia/months-after-blasts-in-china-rebuilding-tianjin-homes-and-lives-is-a-struggle.html

Related:
Case of homeless Tianjin blast victim highlights the problem with China’s rising yet fragile middle class
South China Morning Post, November 9, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/money-wealth/article/1876915/case-homeless-tianjin-blast-victim-highlights-problem-chinas

中国承诺实行全民养老保障
China promises universal pension plan
Public Security News, November 6, 2015
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20151109/c09sino-pension/
EN: http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/11/06/china-pensions-plenum-elderly/

Hong Kong (香港)

再有校委錄音流出 王䓪鳴轟陳文敏分裂港大 (Another HKU Council tape leaked, Rosanna Wong says Johannes Chan would “divide” the university)
Apple Daily, November 9, 2015
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/art/20151109/19365818

Hong Kong court extends press gag in test case for freedoms
Reuters, November 6, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/06/us-hongkong-freedom-idUSKCN0SV1CR20151106

17 Occupy Hong Kong activists hit with fresh charges after High Court dismisses criminal contempt trial
South China Morning Post, November 8, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1876650/17-occupy-activists-face-criminal-contempt-charges-after

Independent Hong Kong book-sellers missing, believed detained
Radio Free Asia, November 6, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/missing-11062015110112.html

Counterterrorism (反恐)

夏崇源:紧密结合反恐维稳工作确保活动人民满意 (Xia Chongyuan: Extremely close coordination of counterterrorism and stability maintenance work ensures people’s satisfaction)
Public Security News, November 6, 2015
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2015/11-06/7610433.shtml

外交部:愿与印方就共同关心的反恐问题加强沟通合作 (Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Willing to step up communication, coordination with India on counterterrorism issues of mutual concern)
China Online, November 6, 2015
http://news.china.com.cn/world/2015-11/06/content_37000426.htm

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Authorities in China must ditch secrecy in favor of transparency to ensure fair markets
South China Morning Post, November 9, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1876917/authorities-china-must-ditch-secrecy-favour-transparency