Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

两省公益诉讼试点一年取得实效 (Public interest lawsuit pilots in Gansu, Jiangsu achieve substantial results in one year)
People’s Procuratorate Daily, October 17, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20161017/20161017_001/20161017_001_2.htm

损害他人利益的调解书也应纳入抗诉范围 (Settlements that harm interests of others should be subjected to re-adjudication by order of procuratorate)
People’s Procuratorate Daily, October 17, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20161017/20161017_003/20161017_003_3.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

China silent on release of last Tiananmen Square prisoner
Financial Times, October 16, 2016
https://www.ft.com/content/f51585b0-9375-11e6-a1dc-bdf38d484582

Related:
List of “June Fourth Thugs” still held in custody and their backgrounds
北京“六四暴徒”在押人员名单及情况介绍
Human Rights in China, May 29, 2009
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/list-june-fourth-thugs-still-held-custody-and-their-backgrounds
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/bei-jing-liu-si-bao-tu-zai-ya-ren-yuan-ming-dan-ji-qing-kuang-jie-shao

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

As economy flags, labor protests multiply across China
Channel NewsAsia, October 18, 2016
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/as-economy-flags-labour-protests-multiply-across-china/3212362.html

便利境外非政府组织在华依法活动 (Creating convenience for foreign NGOs’ activities in China)
People’s Daily, October 17, 2016
https://perma.cc/8NA6-ZGPQ

Government Accountability (政府问责)

上海:推进未成年被害人“一站式”取证工作 (Shanghai: Promote the “one-stop method” for evidence collection in cases involving juvenile victims)
People’s Procuratorate Daily, October 17, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20161017/20161017_001/20161017_001_6.htm

“疑案从挂”被关6年 4名当事人各获赔偿50万 (Disputed cases reopened—4 victims imprisoned for 6 years each receives 50k compensation)
Dahe Bao, October 18, 2016
https://perma.cc/BD7C-5TD4

In China, foreign companies struggle with forced demolition disputes
Voice of America, October 17, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/a/china-foreign-companies-struggle-forced-demolition-desputes/3550949.html

China jails officer in probe that led to execution of wrong man
Reuters, October 18, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-crime-idUSKCN12I0PI

Doctors hail China's pledge to stop harvesting inmate organs
Voice of America, October 17, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/a/china-organ-transplants/3554474.html

China issues white paper on poverty reduction, human rights
受权发布:中共中央办公厅 国务院办公厅印发《脱贫攻坚责任制实施办法》
Xinhua, October 17, 2016
EN: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-10/17/c_135759848.htm
CH: http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2016-10/17/c_1119734520.htm

中国反腐败:令计划二哥令政策受贿当庭认罪 (Anti-graft in China: Ling Zhengce, brother of jailed Hu Jintao aide Ling Jihua admits graft)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 18, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2016/10/161018_china_corruption_ling_zhengce

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

Is the Belt and Road Initiative globalizing China’s national security policy?
The Diplomat, October 17, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/10/is-the-belt-and-road-initiative-globalizing-chinas-national-security-policy/

Hong Kong (香港)

Gov’t seeks unprecedented legal challenge to prevent localist lawmakers from retaking LegCo oath
Hong Kong Free Press, October 18, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/10/18/breaking-govt-informs-localist-lawmakers-of-legal-challenge-to-prevent-retaking-of-legco-oath/

Related:
【誓詞風波】律政司入稟禁游梁再宣誓 曾鈺成:會被視為破壞行政立法關係 ([LegCo oath scandal] Dpt of Justice applies for judicial review to prevent Yau Wai-ching and Baggio Leung from retaking oath, former LegCo president Jasper Tsang criticizes this for damaging relationship betwen the Executive and the Legislative)
Ming Pao, October 18, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161018/s00001/1476795360266

What is going on in Hong Kong?
Foreign Policy, October 17, 2016
http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/10/17/what-is-going-on-in-hong-kong/

「中國梅鐸」任TVB副主席 學者憂進一步赤化 (“Chinese Murdock” becomes TVB vice-president, experts concerned about further communization)
Radio France Internationale, October 18, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/中國/20161018-「中國梅鐸」任tvb副主席-學者憂進一步赤化

Related:
China’s Li Ruigang set as Vice Chairman of Hong Kong’s TVB
Variety, October 17, 2016
http://variety.com/2016/film/asia/chinas-li-ruigang-vice-chairman-of-tvb-1201891723/

Commentary (评论)

China’s feminist five
Dissent Magazine, Fall, 2016
https://www.dissentmagazine.org/article/china-feminist-five

Related:
Supporting Women’s Rights in China
声援中国女权人士
Human Rights in China, April 14, 2016
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/supporting-womens-rights-china
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/sheng-yuan-zhong-guo-nu-quan-ren-shi

Bad behavior? The Youngspiration duo did exactly what they were elected to do in LegCo
Hong Kong Free Press, October 18, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/10/18/bad-behaviour-youngspiration-duo-exactly-elected-legco/

Cyberattacks and the authoritarian context
The Diplomat, October 16, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/10/cyberattacks-and-the-authoritarian-context/

Time to “De-deify” the West?
China Media Project, October 18, 2016
http://cmp.hku.hk/2016/10/18/40009/

Chinese leaders are living in a dangerous illusion
China Change, October 17, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/10/17/chinese-leaders-are-living-in-a-dangerous-illusion/

Draft guidelines for the Overseas NGO Law announced at Shanghai forum
NGOs in China, October 17, 2016
http://ngochina.blogspot.com/2016/10/draft-guidelines-for-overseas-ngo-law.html