From Financial Times:
An attempt to sue authorities in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region over discrimination against children infected with the Hepatitis B virus has foundered after parents dropped the case under what activists say was heavy pressure from local officials.
The failure of the lawsuit highlights the difficulties faced by Chinese who seek to challenge local authorities in the courts, even in cases where officials appear to be defying national policy.
Parents of seven Hepatitis B-infected children recently expelled by a top school in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, sued city education authorities to compel them to allow the children to resume their studies. [Full Text]
– Read more about this case, from CDT.