Friday, November 13, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

稳步推进行政审判体制改革破解民告官三难, 广东行政案件集中管辖完成布局(Steadily promoting reform of administrative trial system to resolve 3 difficulties in citizen suits against the government, centralized jurisdiction over Guangdong administrative cases is completely laid out)
Legal Daily, November 10, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20151110/Articel05003GN.htm

小区四租户被误认为贼, 保安遭刑讯逼供11小时被抓 (Security guards detained for torturing 4 neighborhood tenants for 11 hours to obtain “confession” that they were thieves)
Fuzhou Evening News , November 10, 2015
http://www.mnw.cn/news/fz/1026498.html

Beijing court clears newspapers of defaming “World Luxury Association”
Caixin, November 10, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-11-10/100872613.html

"Picking quarrels and provoking trouble" in Barme, Jaivin & Goldkorn (eds) “China Story Yearbook 2014: Shared Destiny”
ANU, Australian Centre on China in the World, November 11, 2015
http://press.anu.edu.au/titles/china-story-yearbook/shared-destiny/pdf-download/

Access to Information (信息公开)

泰州“身价千万”官员任前公示后不能没有下文 (Taizhou's official who was “worth a fortune” must disclose assets prior to assuming an official post)
Legal Daily, November 10, 2015
http://www.yangtse.com/jiangsu/2015-11-10/699944.html

Sensitive words: The two-child policy
China Digital Times, November 10, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/11/sensitive-words-the-two-child-policy/

Good journalist, bad journalist
China Media Project, November 10, 2015
http://cmp.hku.hk/2015/11/10/39328/

Divergent views: How the Taiwanese and China media reacted to the historic leaders meeting
The Interpreter, November 11, 2015
http://www.lowyinterpreter.org/post/2015/11/11/Divergent-views-How-the-Taiwanese-and-China-media-reacted-to-the-historic-leaders-meeting.aspx

Welcome to Facebook, Taiwan poll candidate tells Chinese as posts flood in
Reuters, November 11. 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/11/us-taiwan-china-facebook-idUSKCN0T00ND20151111

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

“Hungry” workers sleep on street, protest after Shenzhen toy factory boss absconds
Radio Free Asia, November 10, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-toymakers-11102015143113.html

Viewers criticize Chinese TV handling of historic presidents' meeting
Voice of America, November 12, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/xi-jinping-ma-ying-jeou-china-television-president/3051805.html

Some good news regarding the Overseas NGO Management Law Draft and the long-awaited Charity Law
NGOs in China, November 11, 2015
http://ngochina.blogspot.hk/2015/11/some-good-news-regarding-overseas-ngo.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China still uses medieval torture methods against opponents—Amnesty
The Guardian, November 11, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/11/china-still-uses-medieval-torture-methods-against-opponents-amnesty

Related:
Parallel submission to the Committee Against Torture in advance of the review of the PRC's fifth report
Human Rights in China, November 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/sites/default/files/hric-cat-2015_report.pdf

Lawyer: I was tortured by Chinese police
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 12, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34794712

中国:酷刑和刑讯逼供在律师权利被蓄意践踏的浪潮中猖獗肆虐
China: No end in sight—Torture and forced confessions in China
Amnesty International, November 11, 2015
CH: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/asa17/2848/2015/zh/
EN: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/ASA17/2730/2015/en/

人权组织:中国普遍存在酷刑 嫌犯律师都遭殃 (Rights Group: Use of torture widespread in China, detained lawyers have all suffered from it)
Deutsche Welle, November 12, 2015
http://bit.ly/1Y75WV8

CPC in Tibet aims to punish Dalai Lama followers
China Digital Times, November 11, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/11/communist-party-tibet-aims-punish-dalai-lama-followers/

Related:
中共在西藏“整风”,查处党内达赖喇嘛追随者 (CPC to carry out “rectification” in Tibet and punish party members who follow Dalai Lama)
New York Times, November 12, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20151112/c12dalailama/

Chinese authorities expel nuns from Jada convent in Tibet
Radio Free Asia, November 10, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/chinese-authorities-expel-nuns-from-jada-convent-in-tibet-11102015164634.html

Graft probes hit top officials in Beijing and Shanghai
China Digital Times, November 11, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/11/corruption-probes-hit-top-officials-in-beijing-and-shanghai/

Guideline on preventing erosion of state assets
Xinhua, November 10, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-11/10/c_134802821.htm

China's oppression, Inc.
The Diplomat, November 11, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/11/chinas-oppression-inc/

Fake graft inspector featured in newspaper owned by China’s supreme prosecutor
South China Morning Post, November 11, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1877874/bogus-graft-inspector-featured-newspaper-belonging-chinas-supreme

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Blocked Internet firms on Chinese charm offensive
Hong Kong Free Press, November 11, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/11/11/blocked-internet-firms-on-chinese-charm-offensive/

Hong Kong (香港)

香港铜锣湾书店老板“人间蒸发”震撼出版界 (Disappearance of HK Causeway Bay bookshop owner shocks publishing industry)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 11, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/11/151111_hongkong_publishing_disappearance

Hong Kong district council elections 2015—SCMP Page
South China Morning Post, November 3, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/topics/hong-kong-district-council-elections-2015

Related:
The 2015 HK District Council elections: introduction to candidates
Webb-site, November 3, 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7wUhNOcuj4

Hong Kong Occupy activists taking on pro-establishment camp in elections hope to build bridges
South China Morning Post, November 12, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1877895/hong-kong-occupy-activists-taking-pro-establishment-camp

Hong Kong democracy activists plan UN case over police “torture”
Hong Kong Free Press, November 11, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/11/11/hong-kong-democracy-activists-plan-un-case-over-police-torture/

Counterterrorism (反恐)

俄罗斯总检察长建议制定国际反恐公约 (Russian Prosecutor General suggests establishment of International Convention on Counterterrorism)
Xinhua, November 10, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/world/2015-11/10/c_1117101723.htm

Related:
Russia monitors financial transfers to countries with active terrorist groups—prosecutor
TASS Russian News Agency, November 10, 2015
http://tass.ru/en/world/835083

"Terrorism and violence in and from Xinjiang" in Barme, Jaivin & Goldkorn (eds) “China Story Yearbook 2014: Shared Destiny”
ANU, Australian Centre on China in the World, November 11, 2015
http://press.anu.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/ch06_forum_wang.pdf

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Burma’s election leaves former patron China with uncomfortable questions
Washington Post, November 11, 2015
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/burmas-election-leaves-former-patron-china-with-uncomfortable-questions/2015/11/11/337c7fe6-831f-468d-8a08-4b26f528d217_story.html

Just where should Gao Zhisheng live?
China Change, November 11, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/11/11/just-where-should-gao-zhisheng-live/

After the one-Child policy: What happens to China’s family-planning bureaucracy?
Wall Street Journal, November 12, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/11/12/after-the-one-child-policy-what-happens-to-chinas-family-planning-bureaucracy/

中国道德重建的最大障碍 (The biggest obstacle to China’s moral reconstruction)
Voice of America, November 12, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-moral-reconstruction-faced-with-obstacles/3053837.html