Chinese law

Prof Reluctantly Apologizes for Rape Comment

Already a member of the cohort of privileged elite adolescents that often breed disdain in China due to his past misbehavior, Li Tianyi, son of decorated PLA singer Li Shuangjiang, was arrested for suspicion of involvement in a...

Six Months Later: What’s Next for Liu Xiaobo?

As reported earlier on CDT, the lawyer representing Liu Xiaobo has called on authorities to either release the Charter ’08 co-author or formally charge him.  The Dui Hua Human Rights Journal has compiled a list of...

New Round of Judicial Reform

Caijing reporter Qin Xudong writes on the urgent need for legal reform in China and the problems ahead. But certain protocol common in developed court systems might be in store. A subtle re-orientation can be sensed in the...

China Opens Door to Taiwan’s Lawyers

From the Taipei Times: Taiwanese have been given the green light to take China’s judicial exam to practice law in China, China’s state media reported yesterday. Ding Lu (丁露), director of China’s National Judicial Examination...

Heavy Fines Await Water Polluters

China Daily reports on a new draft amendment to the National People’s Congress water pollution and control law in China. The amendment would raise the upper limits of how much a water-polluting company would have to pay,...

A Mild Shanghai Lawyer and His Accidental Crusade

This personal profile, which appeared in the New York Times a couple of weeks ago, is not to be missed. It reminds people that, while the Chinese online activism and internaitonal pressure won the release of the SARS doctor Jiang Yanyong last summer, rights defense at grassroots level is catching on, yet still very difficult. […]

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