Thursday, December 10, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

聚焦"12.4" 国家宪法日 (Focus on 12.4 National Constitution Day)
Legal Daily, December 5, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20151205/Page02TB.htm

最高检督办148件不规范案 (SPP oversees handling of 148 non-standard cases)
Legal Daily, December 5, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20151205/Articel05003GN.htm

Chinese prosecutors drop some “evidence” against detained human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang
浦志强律师:指证微博从30条减少到实际7条
South China Morning Post, December 8, 2015
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1888813/chinese-prosecutors-drop-some-evidence-against-detained
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/15181c21be30f54/pu-zhi-qiang-lv-shi-zhi-zheng-wei-bo-cong-30-jian-shao-dao-12-bu-fen-chong-fu

Related:
Chinese courts will reject “Western pressure” in rights lawyer’s trial, says state-run tabloid
单仁平:中国不接受西方给浦案定调 法官不妨任性些
South China Morning Post, December 8, 2015
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1888939/chinese-courts-will-reject-western-pressure-rights
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/15185de8f941bcc/dan-ren-ping-zhong-guo-bu-jie-shou-xi-fang-gei-pu-an-ding-diao-fa-guan-bu-fang-ren-xing-xie

单仁平:浦志强案怎么判不可能由西方定调 (Chan Renping: Why the ruling for Pu Zhiqiang case should resist imposition of Western values)
The Global Times, December 9, 2015
http://opinion.huanqiu.com/shanrenping/2015-12/8131332.html

国际笔会要求立即释放刘晓波 (PEN International calls for immediate release of Liu Xiaobo)
Voice of America, December 9, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/voa-news-writers-urge-china-to-release-nobel-prize-winner-liu-xiaobo-20151208/3093504.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Xi × XI: One day, eleven front page People’s Daily headlines
China Digital Times, December 8, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/12/xi-x-xi-one-day-eleven-front-page-peoples-daily-headlines/

Read the newspaper, Chinese official urges Communist Party members
The Wall Street Journal, December 9, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/12/09/read-the-newspaper-chinese-official-urges-communist-party-members/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

U.N. calls on China to end rife torture, crackdown on lawyers
Reuters, December 9, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights-torture-idUSKBN0TS1DS20151209#QGhFErcbiycJIoEE.97

Related:
UN Torture Committee Concludes Review of China with Scathing Observations
Human Rights in China, December 9, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/press-release/un-torture-committee-concludes-review-china-scathing-observations

警方通报: 沁阳公安局长坠楼 (Police notice: Qinyang (Henan) Public Security Bureau Chief falls from building)
Legal Daily, December 5, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20151205/Articel05010GN.htm

汉阴趟出社区矫正检察监督新路 (Hanyin opens new path for inspection and supervision of community correctional services)
Legal Daily, December 5, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20151205/Articel08003GN.htm

CPC to target gov't organs, public institutions in discipline inspections
Xinhua, December 6, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-12/06/c_134890054.htm

Former senior Chinese provincial official jailed for graft
Reuters, December 8, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-court-idUSKBN0TS08F20151209

Provincial CPC graft-buster under investigation
Xinhua, December 8, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-12/08/c_134896932.htm

Wanted: cosmopolitan Chinese graft busters to chase suspects abroad
Reuters, December 8, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-diplomacy-idUSKBN0TR0FL20151208

China, US law experts discuss human rights issues
Shanghai Daily, December 8, 2015
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=311866

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Three scenarios for understanding changing PLA activity in cyberspace
The Jamestown Foundation, December 6, 2015
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/chinabrief/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=44865&cHash=7c03bdb5b344ef6e014c8256a5326d71#.VmesPE1UAdV

Google tests the waters in Shanghai’s free-trade zone
The Wall Street Journal, December 8, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/12/08/google-tests-the-waters-in-shanghais-free-trade-zone/

Hong Kong (香港)

為推一地兩檢 政府擬將內地法律納入《基本法》 (In order to bring co-location checkpoint for Guangzhou-Shenzhen-HK Express Rail Link, HK government mulls incorporating Chinese laws into Basic Law)
Apple Daily, December 9, 2015
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/news/20151209/54518086

【短片:立會流會】樂見流會 陳志全:若建制議員全在席沒可能會流會 籲政府撤回議案重新諮詢 (Lawmaker Raymond Chan happy to see LegCo session suspended as pro-establishment lawmakers failed to turn up, calls on government to cancel the bill and consult again)
Mingpao, December 9, 2015
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20151209/s00001/1449641022278

Related:
從網絡廿三條看香港的假家長式專制管治(文:Alexa Stone@法政匯思) (Alexa Stone of Progressive Lawyers Group: HK government's veiled patriarchal, authoritarian rule seen in Internet Article 23 legislation)
Mingpao, December 9, 2015
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20151209/s00022/1449634146020

“Hong Kong separatists” to “surround LegCo” on Wednesday, warns Global Times
Hong Kong Free Press, December 8, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/12/08/hong-kong-separatists-to-surround-legco-on-wednesday-warns-global-times/

Groups rally in Hong Kong to call for release of jailed Chinese human rights lawyers
Hong Kong Free Press, December 9, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/12/09/groups-rally-in-hong-kong-to-call-for-release-of-jailed-chinese-human-rights-lawyers/

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://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-da-gui-mo-zhen-ya-wei-quan-lu-shi-he-huo-yue-ren-shi

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

China cracks down on aggrieved party cadres in Xinjiang and Tibet
The Guardian, December 8, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/08/china-party-dissent-xinjiang-tibet

China says Islamic State song in Mandarin shows need for global cooperation
Reuters, December 8, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-china-idUSKBN0TR0X520151208

Daughters-in-law of Xinjiang mine attack suspect face “harsh punishment”
Radio Free Asia, December 8, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/punishment-12082015174652.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

We should not trust China over the forcible return of its citizens
The Guardian, December 8, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/08/china-forcible-return-citizens-amnesty

Hong Kong’s rule of law must be protected in any agreement on joint immigration checkpoint for express rail link
South China Morning Post, December 8, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1888310/hong-kongs-rule-law-must-be-protected-any-agreement-joint