Supreme Court Unlawfully Fails to Respond to Lawsuit of Unconstitutional Election
Hanzhou lawyer Wang Cheng recently proceeded
with a lawsuit against the Chairmen of the National
People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee.
This lawsuit was for cheating in the election.
On March 26, Wang said that the Supreme Court didn’t
reply to him within a valid period, according to law.
Wang told the BBC (Chinese version website)
that he will continue to appeal to the supreme
court, or the NPC, under the current Constitution.
He said that no final plan has been made yet.
On March 18, Wang proceeded
with a lawsuit to the supreme count.
Wang pointed out that Zhang Dejiang, Chairman of NPC
Standing Committee, and five other Vice Chairmen were
serving in governmental organs while elections took place.
This is against the Constitution, and thus the
election should be invalid, and in need of re-election.
Wang revealed that the court
has signed his lawsuit document.
They should respond within 7 days, to
confirm whether or not they accept the case.
However, the court has not replied.
Meanwhile, Wang’s microblog
account has been closed.
National Security Personnel Forces Motel to Cancel Contract to Stop NGO Meeting
On March 25, a charity organization in Nanjing received
a court verdict, saying they won their court case.
This is the first case that an
NGO has won in Mainland China.
The Defendant, ‘Motel Hotel’ in Jiangsu
Province, breached a contract, and will
pay out RMB 21,750 yuan (US$ 3,500).
They will also return the deposit of 5,000 yuan (US$ 805).
At the end of April 2012, a Nanjing NGO planned
to hold forum about “AIDS, Disability and Women”.
It was to discuss legal issues, and they reserved
25 rooms and signed a contract with the Motel.
However, after the NGO attendees checked in, the Motel
breached the contract. The Nanjing NGO sued the Motel.
The Motel submitted a document to the court.
It explained that they received the police’s emergency
notice, saying there is a “serious problem” with the meeting.
They made a request to the hotel to cancel the rooms.
The Motel insisted that they have no choice but to cancel
the contract, thus they shouldn’t take responsibility.
Radio France Internationale cited lawyer Zhuang Chenglin.
The Motel shall request local police to claim
the compensation from the government for him.
Southern Weekly Newspaper Delivery Workers Protest
The Southern Weekly newspaper frequently reports on
migrant worker protests against non payment of wages.
Recently, the newspaper has faced
non-payment protests from their own staff.
Sources said that on March 26, newspaper delivery workers
of the Southern Weekly had been on strike for 5 days.
The protesters requested for payment of wages that
were still owed, and also demanded an increase in salary.
The protesters wore blue uniforms, and bikes fully loaded
with newspapers were left outside the main entrance.
The workers sat on the ground in protest.
They held banners saying: “Return My Money”
and “No Second-Class Employees.”
Former Military Cadres Protest in Hunan
On March 26, over a thousand former military
cadres walked 3km in the rain in Changsha City.
This was in order to appeal to the provincial complaint centre.
They requested the carrying out of their cadres’
identification policies, and political and living conditions.
The authorities ignored their demands, and only sent the
director of the complaint bureau to receive the petition letter.
The protesters sat in front of the provincial
government building. Five hours later, they left.
The police escorted them away.