Friday, November 20, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Justice fears over reform plans to rank China's lawyers
South China Morning Post, November 18, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1880166/plan-chinese-lawyers-be-ranked-sparks-fears-over

律师:浦案一审再延3个月 (Pu Zhiqiang's lawyer says trial is postponed for another 3 months)
South China Morning Post, November 19, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/1511ddf0623aa3a/lv-shi-pu-an-yi-shen-zai-yan-3-yue

Chinese lawyer's solitary confinement amounts to “slow torture”: Wife
Radio Free Asia, November 11, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-torture-11182015101925.html

Fresh doubt over China’s pledge to amend transplant policy
The New York Times, November 18, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/11/18/fresh-doubt-over-chinas-pledge-to-amend-transplant-policy/

司法抗干扰必须抓早抓小
Legal Daily: Interference in judicial cases must be checked early
Legal Daily, November 17, 2015
CH:http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20151117/Articel07004GN.htm
EN:http://chinascope.org/main/content/view/7541/106/

Access to Information (信息公开)

China censors online outcry after possible ISIS execution
Foreign Policy, November 18, 2015
http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/11/18/china-censors-online-outcry-after-possible-isis-execution/

Official figures for major smog pollutant last year “off by half”
Caixin, November 18, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-11-18/100875924.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s new NGO law and calculating China business risks
China Law Blog, November 17, 2015
http://www.chinalawblog.com/2015/11/chinas-new-ngo-law-and-calculating-china-business-risks.html

Miss World Canada: China denying me entry over activism
Voice of America, November 17, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/miss-world-canada-china-denying-me-entry-over-activism/3061558.html

广东维权人士谢文飞和王默“煽颠案”即将开庭 (Guangdong rights defenders Xie Wenfei and Wang Mo’s “incitement” trial to begin)
Radio Free Asia, November 18, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-11182015113907.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China insists to U.N. that it’s combating torture
中国官员反驳联合国酷刑委员会质疑
The New York Times, November 19, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20151119/c19torture/dual/

Related:
Stark Contrast in China’s UN Torture Review: Pointed Questions, Non-responsive Answers
Human Rights in China, November 18, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/stark-contrast-chinas-un-torture-review-pointed-questions-non-responsive-answers

中方就酷刑审议答询 人权人士称其不诚实 (Rights defenders criticize China's dishonest answers at UN torture review)
Voice of America, November 19, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-torture-20151118/3063950.html

China denies torturing political prisoners
Aljazeera, November 19, 2015
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/11/china-denies-torturing-political-prisoners-151118210536303.html

联合国“深切担忧”被泰国遣返中国异见人士
U.N. anger after Thailand deports “Chinese dissidents”
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 17, 2015
CH: http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/world/2015/11/151117_un_chinese_dissidents
EN: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34849363

Hong Kong (香港)

HK delegation of civil orgs discuss police violence, national security law at UN torture committee
Hong Kong Free Press, November 18, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/11/18/hk-delegation-of-civil-orgs-discuss-police-violence-national-security-law-at-un-torture-committee/

Chinese president “full of praise” for CY Leung's post-reform strategy for Hong Kong
South China Moring Post, November 18, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/economy/article/1880305/chinese-president-full-praise-cy-leungs-post-reform-strategy

”Anti-mainlandization” motion defeated in Legislative Council
Hong Kong Free Press, November 19, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/11/19/anti-mainlandisation-motion-defeated-in-legislative-council/

When “independent” really means “pro-establishment”: Hong Kong district council candidates hide their true colors
South China Morning Post, November 18, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1880312/many-independent-hong-kong-district-council-candidates-hide-their-true-colours

Occupy protesters turn to politics in upcoming Hong Kong elections
Channel NewsAsia, November 19, 2015
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/occupy-protesters-turn-to/2274382.html

【法律面前】一宗冤案看香港的司法公義 (Looking at Hong Kong's judicial justice through a misjudged case)
Hong Kong Free Press, November 18, 2015
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20151119/s00022/1447837499502

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

Beijing vows justice after Islamic State kills Chinese captive
Reuters, November 19, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/19/us-egypt-crash-captives-china-idUSKCN0T805Y20151119#8dvY5cOBwTVJIoTp.97

Chinese Authorities Kill 17 Suspects in Xinjiang Attack, Including Seven Women and Children
Radio Free Asia, November 17, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/suspects-11172015175006.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Is death through maltreatment becoming routine for Chinese political prisoners?
China Change, November 17, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/11/17/is-death-through-maltreatment-becoming-routine-for-chinese-political-prisoners/