Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Journalists, diplomats harassed outside rights lawyer’s trial
China Digital Times, December 14, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/12/189149/

Related:
何兵:“七条微博案”的法律分析 (China University of Political Science and Law professor He Bin: Analysis of the case of “7 weibo posts”)
China Digital Times, December 15, 2015
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/chinese/2015/12/何兵:七条微博案的法律分析/

浦案审判考验宪法承诺 (Pu Zhiqiang’s trial to test constitutional promises)
Financial Times, December 15, 2015
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001065287

Pu Zhiqiang Trial: Photos of Supporters outside Beijing Municipal No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court
Human Rights in China, December 14, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/pu-zhiqiang-trial-photos-supporters-outside-beijing-municipal-no-2-intermediate

Nursing mother denied bail amid labor crackdown in China's Guangdong
Radio Free Asia, December 14, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/bail-12142015105708.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Not shared by all? China blocks New York Times from World Internet Conference
Hong Kong Free Press
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/12/15/not-shared-by-all-china-blocks-new-york-times-from-world-internet-conference/

Related:
无国界记者组织呼吁抵制中国的世界互联网大会 (Reporters Without Borders calls for boycotting China's World Internet Conference)
Radio Free Asia, December 14, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/hc-12142015110515.html

By buying Hong Kong paper, Alibaba seeks to polish China’s image
The New York Times, December 14, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/14/world/asia/alibaba-south-china-morning-post-hong-kong.html

Related:
R.I.P. SCMP?
China File, December 15, 2015
http://www.chinafile.com/reporting-opinion/media/rip-scmp

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

艾未未:要争取权利 就要有人牺牲 (Ai Weiwei: To fight for rights will require some to make sacrifices)
South China Morning Post, December 15, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/1519f9449047095/ai-wei-wei-yao-zheng-qu-quan-li-jiu-yao-you-ren-xi-sheng

Government Accountability (政府问责)

U.S. politicians attack “nightmare” of Xi Jinping's China
The Guardian, December 15, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/15/us-politicians-attack-nightmare-xi-jinping-china-pu-zhiqiang

Hong Kong (香港)

投訴警察課:朱經緯涉毆打「證明屬實」 (Complaints against police officers: Ex-Divisional Commander of Police Franklin Chu's suspected beatings of civilians during Umbrella Movement “confirmed to be true”)
Mingpao, December 14, 2015
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20151214/s00001/1450096451632

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

SCO prime ministers gather in China to talk trade and terrorism
The Diplomat, December 15, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/12/sco-prime-ministers-gather-in-china-to-talk-trade-and-terrorism/

上合总理会拟进一步规划区域合作, 加强反恐合作引关注 (SCO prime ministerial meeting sets plans for increased regional cooperation, strengthened counterterrorism cooperation gets special attention)
People’s Daily Online, December 14, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2015/1214/c1001-27925356.html

新疆公安反恐细节披露 副局长为保护群众牺牲 (Xinjiang public security counterterrorism details leaked, Deputy Bureau Chief posthumously recognized for sacrificing himself to protect the people)
Xinjiang Daily, December 14, 2015
http://news.southcn.com/china/content/2015-12/14/content_138871085.htm

上合秘书长:上合组织不是军事联盟, 反恐是军事合作唯一目的 (SCO Secretary General: SCO not a military alliance, counterterrorism is sole objective of military cooperation)
Xinjiang Daily, December 14, 2015
http://world.huanqiu.com/exclusive/2015-12/8175561.html

Participant in China Xinjiang attack was brainwashed— report
Reuters, December 14, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-xinjiang-idUSKBN0TX17C20151214

China to “promote its repression of Uighurs” at Shanghai group meeting
The Independent, December 14, 2015
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/china-to-promote-its-repression-of-uighurs-at-shanghai-group-meeting-a6773386.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Unjust case of lawyer Pu Zhiqiang will in the end undermine China’s judicial reform
South China Morning Post, December 14, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1891081/unjust-case-lawyer-pu-zhiqiang-will-end-undermine-chinas

China’s final push to eradicate poverty will be difficult but not impossible if handled in a clean, transparent manner
South China Morning Post, December 14, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1891167/chinas-final-push-eradicate-poverty-will-be-difficult-not