Monday, October 24, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

江苏宿迁覆盖全社会信用体系2020年基本建成 (Suqian, Jiangsu’s all-encompassing social credit system to be basically completed by 2020)
Jiangsu Net, October 23, 2016
http://news.163.com/16/1023/11/C42CGS5D00014AED.html

反转: 仿真枪小贩入狱4年被撤诉, 购仿真枪被判无期少年迎来再审决定 (Case reversal: 4-year sentence of fake gun seller dropped, youth sentenced to life for buying gun welcomed to seek retrial at higher court)
Jiangsu Net, October 23, 2016
http://jiangsu.china.com.cn/html/jsnews/society/7760041_1.html

Wife of detained Chinese human rights lawyer tries to sue lawyer appointed by authorities
Hong Kong Free Press, October 24, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/10/24/wife-detained-chinese-human-rights-lawyer-tries-sue-lawyer-appointed-authorities/

Related:
709案家属诉官派律师上诉案天津开庭 (Court hears appeal by "709" family member seeking to sue government appointed lawyer)
Voice of America, October 22, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/wife-of-709-attorney-sues-official-appointed-defense-20161022/3561854.html

China to put a young man to death, and it’s not about the law
China Change, October 23, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/10/23/china-to-put-a-young-man-to-death-and-its-not-about-the-law/

Related:
Lawyers rush to halt execution of villager who killed official over demolition
The Global Times, October 23, 2016
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1013223.shtml

Access to Information (信息公开)

港媒尋新方式跨「防火牆」:從中共網絡中重奪話語權 (Reclaiming freedom of speech from the CPC-controlled Internet: Hong Kong media seek new ways to circumvent Great Firewall)
inmediahk.net, October 24, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1045365

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Record number of Beijing Residents declare their independent candidacy for local People’s Congress seats
China Change, October 22, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/10/22/record-number-of-beijing-residents-declare-their-independent-candidacy-for-local-peoples-congress-seats/

中共18届六中全会召开 “709大抓捕”家属发声 (As 6th Plenum convenes, family members of 709 victims issue open letter to Xi Jinping)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 24, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2016/10/161024_china_ccp_plenary_session

中国再修订律师执业管理新规 律师发表“四不”声明 (China again revises new measures on law firms, lawyers issue "Four Nos" statement)
Radio Free Asia, October 21, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-10212016104743.html

Documentary “Hooligan Sparrow” shows how dangerous it is to protest against rape in China
Quartz, October 24, 2016
http://qz.com/817181/this-month-on-neflix-documentary-hooligan-sparrow-shows-how-dangerous-it-is-to-protest-against-rape-in-china/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

客座文章:习近平将在六中全会上加强从严治党 (Guest essay: Xi Jinping to emphasize increasing strict control over the Party at 6th Plenum)
Deutsche Welle, October 23, 2016
http://dw.com/p/2RZyp

China’s antigraft enforcers take on a new role: Policing loyalty
中纪委权力升级:除了反腐,还有“政治体检”
The New York Times, October 22, 2016
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20161024/china-discipline-commission-political-loyalty/dual/

”One million” Chinese officials punished for corruption
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 24, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-37748241

China’s anti-corruption drive forges ahead as political reshuffle looms
Voice of America, October 24, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/a/china-anti-corrumption-drive-forges-ahead-as-political-reshuffle-looms/3563674.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese webcam maker recalls devices after cyberattack link
The Guardian, October 19, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/oct/24/chinese-webcam-maker-recalls-devices-cyberattack-ddos-internet-of-things-xiongmai


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

China's new law targets Muslim children for “correction”
Voice of America, October 21, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/chinas-new-law-targets-muslim-children-for-correction-10212016123917.html


Commentary (评论)

It is time to stop the shameful kowtowing to China - before it is too late
The Huffington Post, October 24, 2016
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/ben/china-corrupt-kowtowing_b_12609422.html

China’s digital Soft Power play
The New York Times, October 24, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/25/opinion/chinas-digital-soft-power-play.html