Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“张六毛死亡事件”通报:家属获见遗体、疑遭酷刑、已授权律师向广东省高检提刑事控告 (Family of Zhang Liumao, after seeing body, suspects torture and is filing complaint with Guangdong Provincial Procuratorate)
Weiquanwang, November 16, 2015
http://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2015/11/blog-post_34.html?spref=tw

(Trial for Yang Maodong (aka Guo Feixiong) and Sun Desheng once again postponed for 3 months)

Rights lawyers in China routinely face abuse, report says
调查报告称中国人权律师遭受酷刑虐待
The New York Times, November 13, 2015
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/13/world/asia/china-rights-lawyers-abuse-amnesty-international.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20151113/c13amnesty/

Related:
China claims it has always encouraged and supported lawyers
Human Rights in China, November 13, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/china-claims-it-has-always-encouraged-and-supported-lawyers

大陆禁书出版商4人均失踪家人在香港报警 (4 individuals from publisher of books banned by China still missing, families seek help with Hong Kong police)
Radio France Internationale, November 15, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151115-大陆禁书出版商4人均失踪家人在香港报警

Two activists stand trial for '”subversion” in China's Guangdong
Radio Free Asia, November 13, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/two-activists-stand-trial-for-subversion-in-chinas-guangdong-11132015162247.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

巴黎恐怖袭击让中国网友追问“IS是什么” (Paris terrorist attacks prompt Chinese netizens to ask “what is IS”)
Radio France Internationale, November 14, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151114-巴黎恐怖袭击让中国网友追问“is是什么”

Minitrue: Professor punished for “extreme posts”
China Digital Times, November 15, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/11/minitrue-professor-punished-for-extreme-posts/

“Exiled” Chinese journalist leaks huge list of censored terms
Hong Kong Free Press, November 13, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/11/13/exiled-chinese-journalist-leaks-huge-list-of-censored-terms/

Publishers under pressure as censors reach for red pen
The Guardian, November 13, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/13/china-censorship-xi-jinping-authors-publishers

Chinese paper claims Pelosi “praised” progress in Tibet on rare visit. That seems unlikely.
The Washington Post, November 13, 2015
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/11/13/chinese-paper-claims-pelosi-praised-progress-in-tibet-on-rare-visit-that-seems-unlikely/

Related:
U.S.'s Pelosi voiced support for Dalai Lama during China visit
Reuters, November 15, 2015 http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/11/15/uk-china-usa-tibet-idUKKCN0T30AZ20151115

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Wage arrears protests erupt at Wanda Plazas across China
China Labor Bulletin, November 13, 2015
http://www.clb.org.hk/en/content/wage-arrears-protests-erupt-wanda-plazas-across-china

Wal-Mart uprising: The battle for labor rights in China
The Diplomat, November 14, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/11/wal-mart-uprising-the-battle-for-labor-rights-in-china/

NGOs win China's first public interest environmental lawsuit
The Diplomat, November 14, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/11/ngos-win-chinas-first-public-interest-environmental-lawsuit/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China's anti-corruption campaign marches on
The Diplomat, November 14, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/11/chinas-anti-corruption-campaign-marches-on/

China stimulus push stalls as local officials try to avoid anti-corruption spotlight
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1879005/china-stimulus-push-stalls-local-officials-try-avoid

Front-page warning for China’s Party cadres: Buy the paper, or else
The New York Times, November 13, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/11/13/china-communist-party-newspapers/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

中國黑客租逾千伺服器 入侵日本多個政府機構網站 (Chinese hacker rented over 1000 servers to invade websites of Japanese government organizations)
Mingpao, November 15, 2015
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20151115/s00005/1447556552545

Counterterrorism (反恐)

China’s police chief orders tighter counterterrorism net across nation in wake of Paris attacks
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1879172/chinas-police-chief-orders-tighter-counterterrorism-net

China shows unusual pictures of its fight against terror
Reuters, November 14, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/14/us-france-shooting-china-idUSKCN0T30K120151114

Mainland officials confirm Xinjiang terrorist attack that reportedly killed up to 50 people
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1878940/mainland-officials-confirm-xinjiang-terrorist-attack

中国称打击“东突”恐怖势力应成为国际反恐的重要组成部分
China says global war on terror should also target Uighur militants
Reuters, November 16, 2015
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/2015/11/16/france-shooting-china-idCNKCS0T507U20151116
EN: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/11/16/uk-france-shooting-china-idUKKCN0T505C20151116

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Feng Zhenghu: Thinking of Liu Xiaobo
China Digital Times, November 13, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/11/feng-zhenghu-thinking-of-liu-xiaobo/

“I could hear the baby cry. They killed my baby ... yet I couldn’t do a thing”: The countless tragedies of China’s one-child policy
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1879116/countless-tragedies-chinas-one-child-policy

Ma-Xi meeting highlights importance of cross-strait development: Jerome Cohen
Taipei Times, November 15, 2015 http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2015/11/15/2003632510