Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

郭飞雄当庭坚称自己无罪 其妻子愤怒吁国际社会关注 (In court, Guo Feixiong maintains his innocence, his outraged wife urges international attention)
Radio Free Asia, November 30, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-11302015102804.html

Related:
美国敦促中国释放郭飞雄 履行人权承诺 (U.S . urges China to release Guo Feixiong and fulfill its human rights promises)
Voice of America, December 1, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/usa-state-department-calling-for-the-release-of-guo-feixiong-20151130/3082252.html

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

夜行防范“三字经”对女性很适用 (“Three Character Classic”-style safety precautions pamphlet useful for women walking at night)
Legal Daily, November 29, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20151129/Articel04003GN.htm

湖南开出首张“家庭暴力告诫书”: 可作为法庭证据 (Hunan issues first “domestic violence admonition notice” that qualifies as trial evidence)
Legal Daily, November 29, 2015
http://law.southcn.com/c/2015-11/30/content_137888999.htm

青海:针对女性家庭暴力逐年上升 (Qinghai: Domestic violence against women increases year by year)
Legal Daily, November 30, 2015
http://qh.people.com.cn/n/2015/1130/c182775-27205170.html

成都律师出国需提前3日报司法局和律协,律师质疑无法律依据 (Chengdu lawyers challenge legal basis of rule requiring them to notify judicial bureau and lawyers association 3 days in advance of planned overseas travel)
The Paper, December 1, 2015
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1403254

The consequences of China's obsession with stability
The Diplomat, November 27, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/11/the-consequences-of-chinas-obsession-with-stability/

Related:
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, November 23, 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)

French journalist in China “intimidated by state newspapers”
The Guardian, November 30, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2015/nov/30/french-journalist-in-china-intimidated-by-state-newspapers

Anhui “news ethics” committee formed
China Media Project, December 1, 2015
http://cmp.hku.hk/2015/12/01/39376/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

环境公益诉讼尚需加油提速 (Environmental public interest litigation still needs more support if it is to gain momentum)
Legal Daily, November 29, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20151129/Articel06002GN.htm

Riot police fire tear gas at incinerator protesters in Guangdong
Radio Free Asia, November 30, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/police-11302015104929.html

Tibetan man is detained following solo protest in Kardze
Radio Free Asia, November 30, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/solo-11302015142320.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

国际人权组织谴责中国重判三位维权人 (Amnesty International condemns China for three rights defenders' heavy sentences)
Voice of America, December 1, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/human-rights-guo-feixiong-20151130/3080338.html

Chinese official blames drunkenness for bribe-taking amid scandal over giant phoenix mural that led to his fall
South China Morning Post, November 29, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1884918/scandal-over-giant-phoenix-mural-southwest-china-mirrors-rise-and

King Coal’s misrule: The rise and fall of a corrupt coal-fueled economy
The Economist, November 28, 2015
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21679263-rise-and-fall-corrupt-coal-fuelled-economy-king-coals-misrule

Meet targets to cut poverty or face the sack, Chinese cadres told
South China Morning Post, December 1, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1885378/meet-targets-cut-poverty-or-face-sack-chinese-cadres-told

For China's Xi Jinping, it's all about the Communist Party (+video)
Christian Science Monitor, November 30, 2015
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2015/1130/For-China-s-Xi-Jinping-it-s-all-about-the-Communist-Party-video

Thailand knew deported Chinese were refugees awaiting resettlement in Canada: U.N. document
Reuters, November 30, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/30/us-china-thailand-refugees-idUSKBN0TJ1E620151130

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

郭声琨将赴美国主持首次中美打击网络犯罪及相关事项高级别联合对话 (Chinese public security chief Guo Shengkun visits U.S. to co-chair first Sino-U.S. high level talks on tackling cybercrime and related matters)
Legal Daily, November 30, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20151130/Articel01006GN.htm

Related:
China, U.S. high-level cybercrime talks to begin Tuesday
Reuters, November 30, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/30/us-china-usa-cybersecurity-idUSKBN0TJ1V220151130#4tR3CrAHBUEhdli2.97

利刃清除网络空间那些“剧毒物质” (Using a sharp knife to cleanse cyberspace of "toxic elements")
Legal Daily, November 30, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20151130/Articel08002GN.htm

禁止预装软件助力用户自主 (Prohibiting pre-installed software on mobile phones helps user autonomy)
Legal Daily, November 29, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20151129/Articel02002GN.htm

微信朋友圈不是个人秀场 (Wechat “Moments” are not platforms for personal “shows”)
Legal Daily, November 29, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20151129/Articel03008GN.htm

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

Xi, Putin agree to enhance anti-terrorism cooperation
Xinhua, December 1, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-12/01/c_134870729.htm

China deploys mass surveillance to secure streets around ancient Tibetan temple
Reuters, November 30, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/30/us-china-tibet-surveillance-idUSKBN0TJ13420151130

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China’s Criminal Law once again used as political tool
The Wall Street Journal, December 1, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/12/01/chinas-criminal-law-once-again-used-as-political-tool/

Straesser on China: 'Incorrect perception of reality'
Deutsche Welle, December 1, 2015
http://www.dw.com/en/straesser-on-china-incorrect-perception-of-reality/a-18886908