Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China versus the lawyers
The Diplomat, July 28, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/07/china-versus-the-lawyers/

A thorn in the side of Walmart: Wang Shishu goes to court again
China Labour Bulletin, July 27, 2015
http://www.clb.org.hk/en/content/thorn-side-walmart-wang-shishu-goes-court-again

高瑜狱中病情恶化,被要求解聘律师和认罪 (Gao Yu’s health deteriorates in prison, is asked by authorities to dismiss lawyers and admit guilt)
Boxun, July 28, 2015
http://www.boxun.com/news/gb/china/2015/07/201507282123.shtml#.VbeZEdJVhHw

Access to Information (信息公开)

Escalator death in China sets off furor online
The New York Times, July 28, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/29/world/asia/escalator-death-in-china-sets-off-furor-online.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

广东揭阳村民数月抗议土地被强占 警方凌晨入村暴力抓捕维权代表 (Jieyang (Guangdong) villagers protest for months over forcibly occupied land, police detain 2 rights defenders in early morning)
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-07272015113249.html

湖北逾百民办教师省教育厅维权遭警方驱散 (Over 100 teachers of privately-run schools in Hubei protesting for better treatment are dispersed by police)
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-07272015115332.html

Activist in bid to find whereabouts of detained Chinese rights lawyer Wang Yu
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-lawyer-07272015140807.html

China's Christians protest “evil” Communist campaign to tear down crosses
The Guardian, July 27, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/27/chinas-christians-protest-evil-communist-campaign-to-tear-down-crosses

Related:
“Chanting monks” deployed in standoff over cross demolition in China’s Zhejiang
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-churches-07272015103543.html

构建多层次全方位立体化可持续服务机制, 北京律师打造公益法律服务品牌 (Constructing a multi-level, comprehensive, three-dimensional, sustainable service mechanism: Beijing lawyers forge a public interest legal services brand)
Legal Daily, July 28, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150728/Articel02001GN.htm

湖北志愿服务条例草案提交省人大常委会审议, 政府不再直接参与志愿服务日常管理 (Standing Committee of Hubei’s People’s Congress to deliberate draft regulations on volunteer services that would end day-to-day government supervision of volunteer services)
Legal Daily, July 28, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150728/Articel03004GN.htm

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Biggest number of Chinese provincial-level corruption suspects “caught in Guangdong”
South China Morning Post, July 27, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1843983/biggest-number-chinese-provincial-level-corruption

河北重新修订信访条例, 建立重大信访问题倒查责任制 (Hebei once again amends its petition regulations, establishes investigation responsibility system for major petition problems)
Legal Daily, July 28, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150728/Articel03003GN.htm

China/Kazakhstan: 2022 games major test of Olympic reforms
Human Rights Watch, July 21, 2015
https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/07/21/china/kazakhstan-2022-games-major-test-olympic-reforms

取保候审不属国家赔偿范围 (Release on “guarantee pending further investigation” does not fall within scope of state compensation)
Anhui Daily Village Edition, July 28, 2015
http://epaper.anhuinews.com/html/ahrbncb/20150728/article_3339102.shtml

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Michael Chertoff makes the case against back doors
Emptywheel, July 26, 2015
https://www.emptywheel.net/2015/07/26/michael-chertoff-makes-the-case-against-back-doors/

950 million Android phones can be hijacked by malicious text messages
Ars Technica, July 27, 2015
http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/07/950-million-android-phones-can-be-hijacked-by-malicious-text-messages/

Hong Kong (香港)

港大校友請願促推翻先揀選副校長的決定 (HKU alumni petition to revoke pre-selection of pro-vice-chancellor)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 28, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150728/news_20150728_55_1119595.htm

Related:
港大校委會開會 馮敬恩冀立即處理副校長任命 (HKU Council to hold meeting, Student Union President requests immediate resolution of pro-vice-chancellor appointment )
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 28, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150728/news_20150728_55_1119585.htm

Hong Kong's precarious press freedom situation
Al Jazeera, July 26, 2015
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/07/hong-kong-press-freedom-150726113025983.html

China liaison office interfered with HKU pro-vice chancellor appointment, claims ex-editor
Hong Kong Free Press, July 27, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/07/27/china-liaison-office-interfered-with-hku-pro-vice-chancellor-appointment-claims-ex-editor/

香港学者李欧梵:去年香港占中至少让年轻人发声了 (HK academic Leo Ou-fan Lee: At least Hong Kong young people spoke out in last year’s Occupy Movement)
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/sd-07272015133100.html

Counterterrorism (反恐)

中方称中国颁布《国家安全法》是依法治国的重要举措 (PRC says China’s adoption of State Security Law an important act in ruling country according to law)
Netease, July 28, 2015
http://news.163.com/15/0728/07/AVJIT0VU00014JB5.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China: The best and the worst place to be a Muslim woman
Foreign Police, July 17, 2015
http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/07/17/china-feminism-islam-muslim-women-xinjiang-uighurs/

The vilification of lawyer Wang Yu and violence by other means
China Change, July 27, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/07/27/the-vilification-of-lawyer-wang-yu-and-violence-by-other-means/

China needs its human rights lawyers to fortify its rule of law
South China Morning Post, July 27, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1844025/china-needs-its-human-rights-lawyers-fortify-its-rule-law

If China wants more children, it needs to get out of the nation’s bedrooms
The Guardian, July 27, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/27/china-one-child-policy

Other unclassified databases the Chinese are probably stealing
Lawfare, July 27, 2015
http://www.lawfareblog.com/other-unclassified-databases-chinese-are-probably-stealing