Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Lawyers’ account: Court in China adds last-minute charge in heavy sentence against rights leader Guo Feixiong
China Change, November 27, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/11/27/lawyers-account-court-in-china-adds-last-minute-charge-in-heavy-sentence-against-rights-leader-guo-feixiong/

Related:
Sentencing of Guo Feixiong adds to serious abuse already suffered
重判郭飞雄凸显中国的司法滥权
Human Rights in China, November 27, 2015
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/sentencing-guo-feixiong-adds-serious-abuse-already-suffered
CH:http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/ge-gen-zong/zhong-pan-guo-fei-xiong-tu-xian-zhong-guo-de-si-fa-lan-quan

Memories of torture and hope for redemption
China Digital Times, November 25, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/11/memories-of-torture-and-hope-for-redemption/

Jailed Chinese journalist Gao Yu granted medical parole after appeal in state secrets case
South China Morning Post, November 26, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1883444/gao-yu-chinese-journalist-jailed-leaking-state-secrets

Related:
Gao Yu’s sentence reduction a poor substitute for justice
高瑜获减刑并非公正审判
Human Rights in China, November 26, 2015
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/gao-yus-sentence-reduction-poor-substitute-justice
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/ge-gen-zong/gao-yu-huo-jian-xing-bing-fei-gong-zheng-shen-pan

高瑜的两次认罪 (Gao Yu’s two confessions)
South China Morning Post, November 30, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/151536db1cca6ae/gao-yu-di-liang-ci-ren-zui

“Poor substitute for justice” says NGO as Chinese journalist granted medical parole
Hong Kong Free Press, November 27, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/11/27/chinese-journalist-gao-yu-granted-medical-parole/

张六毛即将尸检官方设限 家属出境受限再遭警骚扰 (On eve of Zhang Liumao’s autopsy, family harassed by police and restricted from leaving country)
Radio Free Asia, November 29, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-11292015113735.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

香港新网媒被指亲习近平 (Two new pro-Xi Jinping online media platforms established in HK)
Radio France Internationale, November 26, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/%E4%B8%AD%E5%9B%BD/20151124-%E9%A6%99%E6%B8%AF%E6%96%B0%E7%BD%91%E5%AA%92%E8%A2%AB%E6%8C%87%E4%BA%B2%E4%B9%A0%E8%BF%91%E5%B9%B3

Improper readings of “improper discussion”
China Media Project, November 30, 2015
http://cmp.hku.hk/2015/11/30/39363/

Chinese newspaper says banned Miss World contestant is aligned with “hostile” forces
The Guardian, November 30, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/30/chinese-newspaper-says-banned-miss-world-candidate-is-aligned-with-hostile-forces

Related:
Canadian Miss World contestant misguided by her values
Global Times, November 29, 2015
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/955580.shtml

China bars Anastasia Lin, Miss World Canada (and rights advocate)
倡导人权、练法轮功,加拿大小姐被中国禁止入境
The New York Times, November 27, 2015
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/27/world/asia/miss-world-contestant-barred-from-final-in-china-over-human-rights-advocacy.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20151127/c27pageant/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Tibetans fight to salvage fading culture in China
挽救藏语,中国藏民的艰辛反抗
The New York Times, November 29, 2015
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/29/world/asia/china-tibet-language-education.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20151130/c30tibet/

Police in China's Guangxi hold 24 after firing pepper spray at protesters
Radio Free Asia, November 25, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/police-in-chinas-guangxi-hold-24-after-firing-pepper-spray-at-protestors-11252015111817.html

内蒙牧民维权代表被拘留 一牧民六千亩草场被强占 (Inner Mongolian leader of rights defending herdsmen detained, another herdsman’s 990 acres of pasture forcibly occupied)
Radio Free Asia, November 28, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql1-11282015100051.html

北京取消反家暴艺术展 (Beijing cancels anti-domestic violence art exhibition)
Radio France Internationale, November 26, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151126-北京取消揭露家暴艺术展

Related:
Beijing shuts down art exhibition on violence against women
The Guardian, November 26, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/26/beijing-shuts-down-art-exhibition-on-violence-against-women

Government Accountability (政府问责)

人权观察:欧盟应该对中国坚持人权标准 (Human Rights Watch: The EU should uphold clear benchmarks for China’s human rights progress)
Voice of America, November 30, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/HRW-calling-EU-members-to-hold-china-to-human-rights-standards-20151127/3077576.html

Related:
EU/China: Rights dialogues without benchmarks lack impact
Human Rights Watch, November 26, 2015
https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/11/26/eu/china-rights-dialogues-without-benchmarks-lack-impact

China accused of “tricking” dissidents into deportation
Al Jazeera, November 29, 2015
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/11/china-accused-tricking-dissidents-deportation-151129110204520.html

Hong Kong (香港)

How the Occupy protests shaped the District Council elections
Hong Kong Free Press, November 28, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/11/28/how-the-occupy-protests-shaped-the-district-council-elections/

HKFP Interview: HKU “whistleblower” Billy Fung on the HKU Council, Student Union, HKFS and more
Hong Kong Free Press, November 25, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/11/25/hkfp-interview-hku-whistleblower-billy-fung-on-the-hku-council-student-union-hkfs-and-more/

港大副校任命风波洩第五段录音 疑似李国章威胁告学生及大学 (HKU pro-VC appointment scandal: fifth audio clip leaked, voice believed to be of Arthur Li threatens to sue students and university)
South China Morning Post, November 27, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk-macau-tw/15147d5a8e930b1/gang-da-fu-xiao-ren-ming-feng-bo-xie-di-wu-duan-lu-yin-yi-si-li-guo-zhang-wei-xie-gao-xue-sheng-ji-da-xue

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

What is China's plan for fighting global terrorism?
The Diplomat, November 27, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/11/what-is-chinas-plan-for-fighting-global-terrorism/

中国对新疆“反恐”信息反复收放 被指借巴黎恐袭测西方态度 (Chinese media outlets issue and then delete “counterterrorism” news from Xinjiang: accused of taking advantage of Paris attacks to test Western countries’ attitudes)
Radio Free Asia, November 27, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql1-11272015101218.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Why the ABA downplayed China’s rights crackdown
China Digital Times, November 25, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/11/behind-the-abas-tepid-condemnation-of-beijings-crackdown/