Thursday, July 02, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

屠夫父亲称刑拘是公安报复 (Father of “Super Vulgar Butcher”’ [cartoonist] says criminal detention is retaliation by the police)
Radio Free Asia, July 1, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/dissident-c-07012015102231.html

”Left-behind” children need our attention now
Caixin, July 1, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-07-01/100824378.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

呂秉權憂傳媒轉載敏感人士文章被指觸犯國安法 (Commentator Bruce Lui: concerned that media’s reprinting of articles by sensitive figures could violate Security Law)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 2, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150702/news_20150702_55_1112434.htm/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Lesbian couple hold “marriage ceremony” to push for legal same-sex unions in China
South China Morning Post, July 2, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1831663/lesbian-couple-hold-marriage-ceremony-push-legal-same-sex-unions

China unleashes police, internet censors on anti-PX plant protesters in Shanghai
Global Voices, July 1, 2015
http://advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org/2015/07/01/china-unleashes-police-internet-censors-on-anti-px-plant-protesters-in-shanghai/

China’s proposed non-governmental organization law: cooperation or coercion?
The Diplomat, July 2, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/07/chinas-proposed-non-governmental-organization-law-cooperation-or-coercion/

Related:
HRIC Law Note: Draft Law on Foreign NGOs Undermines Chinese Civil Society and China’s International Engagement
中国人权法律评论:境外非政府组织管理法草案损害了中国的民间社会和中国政府的国际参与
Human Rights in China, May 21, 2015
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/legal-resources/hric-law-note-draft-law-foreign-ngos-undermines-chinese-civil-society-and-chinas
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-ren-quan-fa-lu-ping-lun-jing-wai-fei-zheng-fu-zu-zhi-guan-li-fa-cao-sun-hai-liao-zhong-guo

Government Accountability (政府问责)

贵州男子错案平反被拖欠国家赔偿金 媒体报道后领到16.6万 (Guizhou man not paid State Compensation owed to him for wrongly decided case, receives RMB 166,000 after media reporting)
Caijing, July 2, 2015
http://yuanchuang.caijing.com.cn/2015/0702/3917645.shtml

Three Chinese officials sacked “over sex tape blackmail case’
South China Morning Post, July 1, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1830588/three-chinese-officials-sacked-over-sex-tape-blackmail-case

China's anti-corruption campaign enters phase two
The Diplomat, July 2, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/07/chinas-anti-corruption-campaign-enters-phase-two/

2015上半年反腐成绩单:15名省部级官员落马 高压已成新常态 (Anti-graft probe results for first half 2015: 15 provincial ministerial cadres dismissed, repression the new norm)
People’s Daily, July 2, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2015/0702/c1001-27240270.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Learning about Lantern's anti-censorship tools
Global Voices, June 30, 2015
http://advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org/2015/06/30/learning-about-lanterns-anti-censorship-tools/

Hong Kong (香港)

香港七一游行人数不及预期 参与者吁后政改时代仍要发声 (July 1 march turnout lower than expected, participants urge people to continue voicing opinions in post-reform vote period)
Radio Free Asia, July 1, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/xl1-07012015110238.html

Related:
唐英年:七一遊行人數少因市民疲累無迫切議題 (Ex-chief secretary Henry Tang: Low turnout for July 1 march due to fatigue and lack of pressing issues)
Radio Free Asia, July 2, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150702/news_20150702_55_1112554.htm

Critics have harsh words for Hong Kong's democracy march and rally
South China Morning Post, July 2, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1831569/critics-have-harsh-words-hong-kongs-democracy-march-and

“We don’t want Hong Kong independence”: July 1 march organisers refuse to side with localists
South China Morning Post, July 2, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1831617/we-dont-want-hong-kong-independence-july-1-march-organisers

Related:
“香港建国”首次高调参加七一游行 (High profile calls for “Hong Kong Independence” join July 1 march for first time)
Radio France Internationale, July 2, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150702-“香港建国”首次高调参加七一游行/

Counterterrorism (反恐)

China passes National Security Law
China Law and Policy, July 1, 2015
http://chinalawandpolicy.com/2015/07/01/china-passes-national-security-law/

Related:
中华人民共和国国家安全法全文发布 共7章84条
National Security Law of the People's Republic of China
The National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China, July 1, 2015
CH: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/hqcj/zgjj/2015-07-01/content_13912103.html
EN: http://chinalawtranslate.com/en/2015nsl/

人权组织:中国通过国安法 为政府高压制造便利 (Human rights group: China passing National Security Law lays ground for heightened repression)
Voice of America, July 2, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/voa-china-security-20150701/2845808.html

美学者:新国安法旨在维护中共权力垄断 (US scholar: new National Security Law designed to safeguard CPC’s monopoly on power)
Voice of America, July 2, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/security-law-20150701/2845931.html

新國安法通過台:堅持主權獨立港:暫無23條立法計劃 (On new National Security Law: Taiwan will uphold sovereignty, HK: No plan to legislate Article 23)
South China Morning Post, July 2, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/tc/hk-macau-tw/14e4cbf452952a3/xin-guo-an-fa-tong-guo-tai-jian-chi-zhu-quan-du-li-gang-zan-wu-23-tiao-li-fa-ji-hua

Related:
中国统一是台港澳共同的义务? (Is unifying China the common obligation of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau?)
Deutsche Welle, July 2, 2015
http://www.dw.com/zh/中国统一是台港澳共同的义务/a-18557173?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

China vows to bring “modern civilization” to Xinjiang
Al Jazeera, July 1, 2015
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/07/china-vows-bring-modern-civilisation-xinjiang-150701064408616.html

Related:
China asks Turkey to explain statement on Uighurs
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 2, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150702/news_20150702_56_1112372.htm

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Closer Look: Is Hong Kong becoming marginalized?
Caixin, July 1, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-07-01/100824339.html

Special feature: Hong Kong SAR at 18-one country; incompatible systems
Hong Kong Free Press, July 1, 2015
http://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/07/01/special-feature-hong-kong-sar-at-18-one-country-incompatible-systems/