Friday, June 22, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

周强:对抗拒执行、干预执行等行为零容忍,决不姑息评估作假 (Head of Supreme People’s Court: zero tolerance for non-compliance with court orders)
The Paper, June 21, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2210705

China imposes exit bans on U.S. citizens of Chinese descent: report
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/exit-ban-06202018141226.html

广州教会先遭冲击后被罚五万元 (Guangzhou house church is fined RMB 50,000 after being harassed by police for months)
Radio Free Asia, June 21, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/ql1-06212018100512.html

南通强拆户接受外媒采访 家属、声援者屡遭传唤 (Relatives, supporters of forced demolition victims who spoke with foreign media were repeatedly questioned by police)
Radio Free Asia, June 21, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-06212018095959.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

基层政务公开标准规范化试点持续推进 (Report shows progress in pilot on standardizing norms for local government affairs transparency)
Legal Daily, June 21, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-06/21/content_7575036.htm?node=5955

Government Accountability (政府问责)

搜狐转载美退联消息 「人权黑名单」中竟让中国消失 (Chinese online news platform Sohu carries “full-text” translation of Pompeo statement on U.S. withdrawal from Human Rights Council but leaves out China from his “human rights backlist”)
Radio Free Asia, June 21, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/sohu-06212018100643.html

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美国退出联合国人权理事会的宣言,国内媒体罕见“全文”转载。和英文版一对比,发现抽走了臭名远扬的中国。
Twitter, June 21, 2018
https://twitter.com/0715Rita/status/1009782767054401537

陈一新:集中梳理挂牌督办一批有腐败嫌疑的重大涉黑涉恶案件 (CPC Political and Legal Affairs Commission to supervise major gang-related corruption investigations)
The Paper, June 21, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2208608

江西省卫计委:妊娠超14周堕胎需出具证明 (Jiangxi to require family planning certificates for non-medical abortions after 14 weeks of pregnancy)
The paper, June 21, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2210412

扶贫审计:28.11亿扶贫资金被骗取套取或挪用 (National Audit Office: more than RMB 2.8 billion misappropriated from poverty funding)
The Beijing News, June 20, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/06/20/491870.html

山东东营市委原书记刘士合涉嫌严重违纪违法接受审查调查 (City party secretary in Shandong under investigation for serious discipline and legal violations)
The Paper, June 20, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2207203

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

江苏镇江再有老兵维权被打 老兵群体发起游行倡议 (Jiangsu veterans’ rights group marches for third time in one month despite violent crackdown)
Radio Free Asia,June 21, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-06212018094249.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s Great Firewall: A serious pain in the neck for European and U.S. companies
The Diplomat, June 21, 2018
https://thediplomat.com/2018/06/chinas-great-firewall-a-serious-pain-in-the-neck-for-european-and-us-companies/

Hong Kong (香港)

自认香港人身份创10年新高认同中华人民共和国者持续最低 (HKU survey shows “Hong Konger” self-identification reaches 10-year high, while that as “PRC Chinese” continues to drop)
Radio France Internationale, June 20, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180620-自认香港人身份创10年新高认同中华人民共和国者持续最低

Fight over controversial Hong Kong rail checkpoint moves to High Court as lawyer warns it could prompt Beijing intervention
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2151893/fight-over-controversial-hong-kong-rail-checkpoint-moves

Hong Kong equality watchdog questions removal of LGBTQ-themed library books as backlash grows
Hong Kong Free Press, June 21, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/06/21/hong-kong-equality-watchdog-questions-removal-lgbtq-themed-library-books-backlash-grows/

New law on hearsay evidence designed to give Hong Kong’s vulnerable better protection in criminal court cases
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2151872/new-law-hearsay-evidence-designed-give-hong

回應七一遊行起點爭議 (Civil Human Rights Front: Response to dispute over starting point of July 1 march)
Civil Human Rights Front, June 20, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1057807

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Giving part of Handover celebration venue to democracy marchers “may start a riot,” pro-Beijing heavyweight claims
Hong Kong Free Press, June 21, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/06/21/giving-part-handover-celebration-venue-democracy-marchers-may-start-riot-pro-beijing-heavyweight-claims/

民主黨:已委律師英國追查 UGL 案 梁振英:續追究林卓廷等人誹謗 (Lawyers hired by Democratic Party hires UK lawyer to pursue alleged C.Y. Leung corruption while Leung charges libeldefamation)
The Stand News, June 20, 2018
https://www.thestandnews.com/politics/民主黨-已委律師英國追查-ugl-案-梁振英-續追究林卓廷等人誹謗/

Activists march to Beijing office demanding China release cyber-activist Huang Qi
Hong Kong Free Press, June 20, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/06/20/activists-march-beijing-office-demanding-china-release-cyber-activist-huang-qi/

Commentary (评论)

Is China building “political re-education” camps for Muslim minorities?
Deutsche Welle, June 21, 2018
http://www.dw.com/en/is-china-building-political-re-education-camps-for-muslim-minorities/a-44334145

李文足尋夫與孟姜女哭長城——為紀念「709」三週年而作 (Wife of 709 lawyer Wang Quanzhang marks third anniversary of husband detention)
inmediahk.net, June 20, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1057795

終院要面對自己的政治角色——與馬道立首席法官商榷(On political role of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal)
Ming Pao, June 20, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20180620/s00022/1529413319598