Friday, March 04, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

国务院修改66部行政法规 (State Council amends 66 administrative laws and regulations)
Legal Daily, March 2, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160302/Articel01003GN.htm

万源市首例强制医疗案开庭审理 (Wanyuan City's first compulsory medical treatment case commences trial)
Sichuan Online, February 26, 2016
http://dazhou.scol.com.cn/wys/201602/54339965.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China: Hip-hop propaganda boosts cult of Xi Jinping
Aljazeera, march 4, 2016
http://www.aljazeera.com/blogs/asia/2016/03/china-hip-hop-propaganda-cult-xi-jinping-160304075941203.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Tibetan self-immolator's family “pressured” by police
Radio Free Asia, March 3, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/pressured-03032016162204.html

Tibetan woman detained in Ngaba following solo protest
Radio Free Asia, March 3, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/protest-03032016144442.html

政协委员抵京‧两会今揭幕, 传中国军费激增两成 (CPPCC Standing Committee members arrive in Beijing: Two Congresses open today, China's military expenditure said to increase rapidly by 20%)
Nanyang Online, March 3, 2016
http://www.nanyang.com/node/750842?tid=461

千人之诺诺,不如一士之谔谔 (The yeses of a thousand people cannot match the honest opinion of a single gentleman)
Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, March 1, 2016
http://www.ccdi.gov.cn/xcjy/lsjj/201602/t20160229_75034.html

Related:
Tense start to China’s political sessions
South China Morning Post, March 3, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1920433/tense-start-chinas-political-sessions

Government Accountability (政府问责)

No one above the law, warns govt to corrupt officials
China Daily, March 4, 2016
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2016twosession/2016-03/04/content_23740934.htm

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Cyberattacks expected to rise as China-based state-linked hackers target Hong Kong organizations
South China Morning Post, March 3, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1920277/cyberattacks-expected-rise-china-based-state-linked-hackers

Hong Kong (香港)

Joshua Wong and student leaders vowed non-violence on eve of Occupy protests, court hears
Hong Kong Free Press, March 3, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/03/03/joshua-wong-and-student-leaders-vowed-non-violence-on-eve-of-occupy-protests-court-hears/

Hong Kong student activist “surprised” when police stopped him at Central Government Offices in 2014
闖公民廣場案 黃之鋒:跟人爬 未料警阻撓
South China Morning Post, March 3, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1920431/hong-kong-student-activist-surprised-when-police-stopped
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/tc/hk-macau-tw/15340f27a36b2e3/chuang-gong-min-guang-chang-an-huang-zhi-feng-gen-ren-pa-wei-liao-jing-zu-nao

衝公民廣場被控 黃之鋒聆訊遲到被官訓斥 周永康稱對行動前會議記憶混亂 (Accused for entering Civic Plaza: Joshua Wong late for hearing rebuked by judge, Alex Chow says memory about pre-action meeting unclear)
Ming Pao, March 4, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160304/s00001/1457080747879

“Umbrella soldiers” and pan-dems may join hands in upcoming elections, but localists remain skeptical
Hong Kong Free Press, March 4, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/03/04/upcoming-trends-for-pan-dems/

Beyond the by-election: Hong Kong young people fuel rise of localism at city’s universities
South China Morning Post, March 3, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1920117/beyond-election-hong-kong-young-people-fuel-rise-localism

More support for separate express rail link checkpoints than a shared HK-mainland system
Hong Kong Free Press, March 3, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/03/03/more-support-for-xrl-separate-check-points-than-joint-hong-kong-mainland-checkpoint/

Hong Kong delivery companies scared about sending “banned books” to mainland China in wake of booksellers case
铜锣湾书店事件后 公司停禁书派递业务
South China Morning Post, March 3, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1920432/hong-kong-delivery-companies-scared-about-sending-banned
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk-macau-tw/15340bcb8211c1b/tong-luo-wan-shu-dian-shi-jian-hou-gong-si-ting-jin-shu-pai-di-ye-wu

香港铜锣湾书店总经理吕波“已从大陆返港” (Hong Kong Causeway Bay Books manager Lui Bo “has returned to Hong Kong from mainland China”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 4, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2016/03/160304_hk_bookstore_staff_returns

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

两会代表委员支持中国反恐立法 (Standing committee delegates to Two Congresses support China's legislation on counterterrorism)
Xinhua News, March 3, 2016
http://news.china.com/2016lh/news/11176754/20160303/21667303.html

外交部回应《反恐法》:不会影响公民合法权益 (Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the Counter-Terrorism Law: It will not affect citizens' lawful rights and interests)
Beijing News, March 1, 2016
http://news.sohu.com/20160301/n439046484.shtml

火车站广场实战反恐演练, 不到一分钟解决战斗 (Train station holds live action counterterrorism exercises, combat is over in under a minute)
Peninsula Capital Times, February 26, 2016
http://www.qdxin.cn/qingdao/2016/65197.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Critics fear Beijing's sharp turn to authoritarianism
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 3, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-35714031