Friday, June 10, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Detained lawyers’ families & colleagues fight on as anniversary approaches
China Digital Times, June 8, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/06/families-detained-lawyers-continue-fight/

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, February 5, 2016
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

Lawyer who had his clothes torn by China court police refuses to accept court apology
Hong Kong Free Press, June 10, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/10/nanning-court-apologizes-lawyer-clothes-ripped-off-court-police/

Related:
时事大家谈:被撕掉的是律师的裤子还是法治的尊严? (Current Affairs Discussion: Was it the lawyers’ pants that were ripped apart or the dignity of the rule of law?)
Voice of America, June 9, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/VOAWeishi-IssuesandOpinions-20160608-Bailiffs-in-China-ripped-off-a-lawyers-pants/3367272.html

Fears mount for health of Chinese activist Guo Feixiong entering 40th day of hunger strike
South China Morning Post, June 10, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1971044/fears-mount-health-chinese-activist-guo-feixiong

Related:
Guo Feixiong on Day 11 of Hunger Strike in Prison, Wife Asks President Xi Jinping to Intervene
郭飞雄狱中绝食11天,妻子吁习近平关注
Human Rights in China, May 19, 2016
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/guo-feixiong-day-11-hunger-strike-prison-wife-asks-president-xi-jinping
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/ge-gen-zong/guo-fei-xiong-yu-zhong-jue-shi-11tian-qi-zi-xu-xi-jin-ping-guan-zhu

Access to Information (信息公开)

“Corruption has no limit”: Hooligan Sparrow—the film China doesn’t want you to see
Hong Kong Free Press, June 9, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/09/corruption-has-not-limit-hooligan-sparrow-the-film-china-doesnt-want-you-to-see/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Thousands of Walmart China workers organize online to oppose new working hours system
Hong Kong Free Press, June 8, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/08/thousands-of-walmart-china-workers-organise-online-to-oppose-new-working-hours-system/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China says most wanted corruption suspect returned of own accord from Canada
Reuters, June 8, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-canada-idUSKCN0YU0Z0

广东佛山警察鸣枪示警 流弹打死5楼居民 (Police in Foshan, Guangdong fire warning shots, stray bullet kills resident on fifth floor)
Radio Free Asia, June 9, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-06092016113232.html

时事大家谈:六四申遗,寻找和勿忘坦克人 (Current Affairs Discussion: June Fourth legacy, searching for and not forgetting Tank Man)
Voice of America, June 9, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/VOAWeishi-IssuesandOpinions-20160608-June-4th-project-of-application-for-the-list-of-world-heritage/3367262.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Tycoon Li Ka-shing’s family drawn into Denise Ho controversy as political fallout continues for Lancome
South China Morning Post, June 8, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1969055/tycoon-li-ka-shings-family-drawn-denise-ho-controversy

Related:
Hong Kong pop singer hits out at “white terror” amid Lancôme row
Radio Free Asia, June 9, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/singer-06092016110321.html

L’Oreal is setting a dangerous global precedent by bowing to China over free speech
Quartz, June 8, 2016
http://qz.com/701984/loreal-is-setting-a-dangerous-global-precedent-by-bowing-to-china-over-a-pro-democracy-singer/

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

China restricts Ramadan fast for Muslim Uyghurs in Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, 9, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/restricts-06092016162515.html

Access to Justice (司法公正)

The disappeared: faces of human rights activists China wants to silence
The Guardian, June 8, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2016/jun/09/the-disappeared-faces-human-rights-activists-china-silence

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, February 5, 2016
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

郭飞雄狱中绝食满月 体重锐降三分一(Guo Feixiong hunger strike enters 31st day, has lost 1/3 of body weight and physical condition extremely worrying)
Charter 08, June 8, 2016
http://08charterbbs.blogspot.com/2016/06/blog-post_681.html

Related:
Guo Feixiong on Day 11 of Hunger Strike in Prison, Wife Asks President Xi Jinping to Intervene
郭飞雄狱中绝食11天,妻子吁习近平关注
Human Rights in China, May 19, 2016
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/guo-feixiong-day-11-hunger-strike-prison-wife-asks-president-xi-jinping
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/ge-gen-zong/guo-fei-xiong-yu-zhong-jue-shi-11tian-qi-zi-xu-xi-jin-ping-guan-zhu

Access to Information (信息公开)

China’s propaganda chiefs rapped by government inspectors over ‘weak’ efforts to control the internet, media
South China Morning Post, June 9, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1970437/chinas-propaganda-chiefs-rapped-government-inspectors

A human rights film China wants canned
Straits Times, June 9, 2016
http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/a-human-rights-film-china-wants-canned

Inside the terrifying, absurd world of a women’s rights activist in China
VICE, June 8, 2016
http://www.vice.com/en_us/read/inside-the-terrifying-absurd-world-of-a-womens-rights-activist-in-china

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Lawyers' wives, attorneys released after street protest in China's Tianjin
Radio Free Asia, June 7, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawyers-wives-attorneys-06072016114057.html

U.S. voices concerns about China's NGO Law
Voice of America, June 7, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/content/us-secretary-state-john-kerry-concerns-china-ngo-law/3365695.html

Animal advocates call for end to Dog Meat Festival in China
The New York Times, June 9, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/10/world/asia/china-yulin-dog-meat-festival.html

Counterterrorism (反恐)

中方支持哈萨克反恐 (China supports Kazakhstan’s action on counterterrorism)
Straits Capital City Online, June 7, 2016
http://www.hdzxw.com/news/world/n-5505605305.html

Xinjiang Residents must give DNA, voice-print for passports
Radio Free Asia, June 8, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/passports-06082016115312.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

南宁公布“律师被打”事件调查结果: 法警滥用强制手段(Nanning announces conclusion of investigation into Lawyer Wu Liangshu’s beating: Court police misused force)
Legal Daily, June 8, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160608/Articel08004GN.htm

我国拟制定强制医疗所条例, 规范管治肇事肇祸精神病人 (China draws up regulations for compulsory medical treatment facilities to standardized management of mentally ill who “cause trouble”)
Xinhua, June 7, 2016
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2016-06/08/c_1119015183.htm

第七轮中美人文交流高层磋商成果清单 (China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Outcomes List of 7th Annual U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange:)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, June 8, 2016
http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/web/zyxw/t1370467.shtml

Related:
U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange
U.S. Department of State, June 7, 2016
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2016/06/258141.htm

China is nowhere near the democracy envisioned by protesters in 1989
Nikkei, June 9, 2016
http://asia.nikkei.com/magazine/20160609-TAKE-TWO/Politics-Economy/China-is-nowhere-near-the-democracy-envisioned-by-protesters-in-1989

Detained Tiananmen activist's wife, child seek political asylum in Bangkok
Radio Free Asia, June 9, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-asylum-06092016092910.html

Related:
赵常青悼六四被抓 妻儿逃泰国寻求庇护 (Zhao Changqing detained after privately commemorating June Fourth, wife in Thailand to seek political asylum)
Charter 08, June 8, 2016
http://08charterbbs.blogspot.com/2016/06/blog-post_622.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong democracy activists cleared of police obstruction during protest
Radio Free Asia, June 7, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/hong-kong-democracy-activists-cleared-of-police-obstruction-during-protest-06072016110615.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

公民身份证号重号人数已由171万人减至10人 (New program on household registration management has reduced number of people with duplicate personal IDs from 1.71 million to 10)
China News, June 8, 2016
http://news.china.com/domestic/945/20160608/22838390.html

网络租人平台, 不是法外之地 (Internet platforms for “renting people” are not beyond reach of the law)
Procuratorate Daily, June 8, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160608/20160608_006/20160608_006_4.htm