Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese lawyer Pu Zhiqiang sentenced to three years with probation for social media posts
Hong Kong Free Press, December 22, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/12/22/chinese-lawyer-pu-zhiqiang-sentenced-to-three-years-with-probation-for-social-media-posts/

Related:
胡佳:浦志强判决 中共避免刘晓波第二 (Hu Jia: By giving Pu Zhiqiang a suspended sentence, CPC is avoiding a 2nd Liu Xiaobo)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 22, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/12/151222_china_rights_lawyer_reax

Video exemplifies lawyer’s civil rights campaign in China
The New York Times, December 22, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/23/world/asia/china-lawyer-pu-zhiqiang.html

【浦志強案】檢方「罪證」僅7條微博 ([Pu Zhiqiang case] Prosecutor's evidence is only seven weibo posts)
Apple Daily, December 22, 2015
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/china/20151222/54563690

Law Council joins UN and IBA in concern for Chinese lawyers
Law Council of Australia, December 21, 2015
http://www.lawcouncil.asn.au/lawcouncil/images/1512_--_Law_Council_joins_UN_and_IBA_in_concern_for_Chinese_lawyers.pdf

Access to Information (信息公开)

China anti-terror law may restrict media reporting on attacks
Reuters, December 21, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-security-idUSKBN0U50C120151222

Related:
China's new draft law redefines “terrorism”, regulates media coverage
Xinhua News, December 22, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-12/22/content_22769099.htm

中纪委报章批高校教师“歪曲历史” 事关中共执政合法性 (CPC Disciplinary commission slams high school history teacher’s lectures related to Party legitimacy as “distorting history”)
Radio Free Asia, December 21, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/xl1-12212015101850.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Tibetan man detained after solo protest in Ngaba
Radio Free Asia, December 21, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/detained-12212015161518.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China says countries will follow Britain's lead to become best friends with Beijing
The Guardian, December 22, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/22/china-says-countries-will-follow-britains-lead-to-become-best-friends-with-beijing

Wrongfully convicted woman freed in southwest China after 13 years in jail
South China Morning Post, December 22, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1893871/wrongfully-convicted-woman-freed-southwest-china-after-13-years

中國新版計劃生育法擬於下月施行,提倡生育兩子女 (China to implement new family planning law next month to promote birth of two children)
The Initium, December 22, 2015
https://theinitium.com/article/20151221-dailynews-china-birth-policy/

Hong Kong (香港)

港大調查:「港人」身分認同感回升 「中國人」身分認同感回落 (HKU survey finds that “Hongkonger” self-identification rises as that of “Chinese” drops)
Mingpao, December 22, 2015
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20151222/s00001/1450770177756

「兩地兩檢」真的不可行? (文:法政匯思) (Progressive Lawyers Group: Are “separate-location checkpoints” really not feasible?)
Mingpao, December 22, 2015
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20151222/s00022/1450768783566

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

The glory and suffering of Pu Zhiqiang
China Change, December 21, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/12/21/the-glory-and-suffering-of-pu-zhiqiang/