How One Man in China Strengthens The Rule of Law

From The Christian Science Monitor :

To most Beijingers, the receipt the attendant gives them for the six cents paid to use the public toilets in the subway is a worthless piece of scrap, quickly crumpled up and thrown away.

To Hao Jinsong, that piece of paper is a seed of Chinese democracy…

“Behind this receipt is a law that gives people the right to ask for one,” he explains. “If nobody respects the dignity of the law, everybody loses his own dignity. If today you lose your right to a receipt, tomorrow you may lose your right to your land, your house, your freedom, and even your life.”


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