Author: Samuel Wade

Samuel Wade is CDT's deputy editor, based in Vancouver. He has an MA in Sinology from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, and his primary interests are human rights, technology and the environment, particularly water resources and related issues. He can be found on Twitter as @samuel_wade.
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Halting Wrongful Convictions a “Tough Task”

South China Morning Post’s Mandy Zuo reports on comments by China’s top prosecutor Cao Jianming about avoiding wrongful convictions, which can arise from problems such as political interference and forced confessions. Taking strict precautions against such mistakes “is the fundamental requirement for the political and judicial bodies [such as procuratorate

August 29, 2014 12:05 PM

What a Strong Earthquake Does in China vs. the U.S.

A video from Vox’s Joss Fong explains why the 6.1 magnitude earthquake in Yunnan this month did so much more damage than last week’s 6.0 magnitude quake in northern California. The former killed 619 and destroyed 25,800 homes, while there were no fatalities from the latter, and only four homes were destroyed. Much of the difference results from higher building standards

August 28, 2014 2:53 PM

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