Thursday, May 21, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Sarcasm and “abusive language”: the remarks that led China to rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang's arrest
South China Morning Post, May 20, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1804835/revealed-remarks-incriminated-chinese-human-rights-lawyer

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Statement by the Spokesperson on charges against Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Pu Zhiqiang
European External Action Service, May 20, 2015
http://eeas.europa.eu/statements-eeas/2015/150520_02_en.htm

欧盟关注中国当局起诉维权律师浦志强 (The European Union concerned about Chinese authorities’ prosecution of rights defense lawyer Pu Zhiqiang)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 20, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/05/150520_eu_china_puzhiqiang

最高法院成立环境资源司法研究中心 (Supreme People’s Court establishes environmental resources judicial research center)
Legal Daily, May 20, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150520/Articel01008GN.htm

温州80后女子不堪家庭暴力 半夜持刀砍死同居男友(China's first major domestic violence criminal case involving unmarried couple: a post-1980-generation woman in Wenzhou kills her live-in boyfriend after suffering domestic abuse )
Wenzhou Online, May 19, 2015
http://news.66wz.com/system/2015/05/20/104453460.shtml

Access to Information (信息公开)

Foreign authors warned about book censorship in China
The Guardian, May 21, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/21/foreign-authors-warned-about-book-censorship-in-china

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Liu Xiaobo is locked up in China, and locked out of the translation of a Paul Auster novel
The New York Times, May 21, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/20/liu-xiaobo-is-locked-up-in-china-and-locked-out-of-the-translation-of-a-paul-auster-novel/

美国作家团体:英文书中译版被擅自删改 (PEN American Center reports unauthorized content deletion from Chinese translations of English books)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 21, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2015/05/150521_usa_books_china_censorship

Censorship and conscience: foreign authors and the challenge of Chinese censorship
Pen American Center, May 20, 2015
http://www.pen.org/censorship-and-conscience

Hackers leak files showing inner workings of “China's 50-cent army”
Radio Free Asia, May 21, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/files-05202015150018.html

Chinese military declares the internet an ideological “battleground”
The Diplomat, May 21, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/05/chinese-military-declares-the-internet-an-ideological-battleground/

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China to boost internet speeds amid move to purge “hostile forces”
The Financial Times, May 21, 2015
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/42aec046-ff6d-11e4-84b2-00144feabdc0.html

What’s up with the PLA?
China Media Project, May 21, 2015
http://cmp.hku.hk/2015/05/21/38822/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

专题 : 加强监控境外NGO政策被指大倒退 (Special topic: increased monitoring of overseas NGOs seen as a great setback)
Radio Free Asia, May 20, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/features/hottopic/Feature-NGO-05202015113352.html

贾西津:用国家安全视角看境外NGO管理法
Considering the foreign NGO law from the perspective of national security
Phoenix News, May 11, 2015
CH: http://news.ifeng.com/a/20150511/43732232_0.shtml/
EN: http://chinalawtranslate.com/en/用国家安全视角看境外ngo管理法/

Related:
HRIC Law Note: Draft Law on Foreign NGOs Undermines Chinese Civil Society and China’s International Engagement
Human Rights in China, May 21, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/press-release/hric-law-note-draft-law-foreign-ngos-undermines-chinese-civil-society-and

Feedback and Suggestions on the “Overseas NGO Management Law of the People’s Republic of China (Draft)” (Second reading)
Anthony Spires (translated by China Development Brief), May 20, 2015
http://chinadevelopmentbrief.cn/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/OverseasNGODraftLaw-Feedback-and-Suggestion-English-version-Final-Draft.pdf


境外非政府组织管理法(草案二次审议稿)全文 (Overseas NGO Draft Law Foreign NGO Management Law (2nd draft for review)) [Proposed Overseas NGO Draft Law foreign NGO management law now open for public comment]
The National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China
http://www.npc.gov.cn/npc/xinwen/lfgz/flca/2015-05/05/content_1935666.htm

Interview with Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei: “The State is scared”
Der Spiegel, May 20, 2015
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/spiegel-interview-with-chinese-artist-ai-weiwei-a-1034661-druck.html

China holds two activists linked to Heilongjiang shooting death
Radio Free Asia, May 21, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/files-05202015150018.html

These Chinese people want high-speed rail so badly they are fighting police to get it
Foreign Policy, May 19, 2015
http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/05/19/linshui-china-high-speed-rail-protest-police/

拒发护照--中国打压异议的强力工具 (Denial of passports: A powerful tool to suppress dissent in China)
Deutsche Welle, May 21, 2015
http://www.dw.de/拒发护照-中国打压异议的强力工具/a-18463764

信息公开 引导公众参与环境保护(Open government information leads to public participation in environmental protection)
China Radio International, May 20, 2015
http://gb.cri.cn/42071/2015/05/20/6351s4969048.htm

Related:

中华人民共和国环境保护法
Environmental Protection Law of the People's Republic of China
The National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China
CH: http://www.npc.gov.cn/huiyi/lfzt/hjbhfxzaca/2014-04/25/content_1861320.htm
EN: https://www.chinadialogue.net/Environmental-Protection-Law-2014-eversion.pdf

河北回迁房烂尾300业主维权遭抓打 (Replacements for demolished buildings left unfinished in Hebei: 300 proprietors and activists protest, some beaten and picked up by police)
Radio Free Asia, May 20, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-05202015103027.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

万能居委会无奈的背后:无法承受“100多项证明” (Neighborhood committees stymied by their responsibility to issue more than 100 kinds of proofs for residents)
Xinhua, May 21, 2015
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2015/05-20/7290328.shtml

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong's June 4 vigil will also support mainland Chinese arrested for supporting Occupy
South China Morning Post, May 21, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1804755/hong-kongs-june-4-vigil-will-also-support-mainland-chinese

Beijing official rules out any changes to 2017 election reform framework
South China Morning Post, May 21, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1804769/beijing-official-rules-out-any-changes-2017-election-reform

Votes switch still on cards, claims Tang
HK Standard, May 21, 2015
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=11&art_id=157216&sid=44510704&con_type=1&d_str=20150521

Beijing's door is open for talks, says Zhang
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 20, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150520/news_20150520_56_1101017.htm