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Translation: Timeline of Court Rulings Removed from the Internet

A vast online database of Chinese court rulings has just shrunk by over 9%. Though China Judgments Online (中国裁判文书网), launched in 2014 by the Supreme People’s Court, has always been translucent at best—it is supposed to exclude...

Rape Charges Against PLA General’s Son Uncertain

Li Guanfeng (also known as Li Tianyi), the 17-year-old son of high-profile People’s Liberation Army singer Li Shuangjiang, was arrested in February on suspicion of involvement with a gang rape. Li is now set to go on...

3 Year 6 Month Sentence for Cultural Revolution Murder

Qiu Riren, an 80-year-old man tried for a murder he committed in 1967, has been sentenced to three years and six months in prison for the crime. Qiu’s case became the focus of attention in China as it is one of the only...

Li Chengpeng on the Murder of Baby Haobo

On her A Big Enough Forest blog, Liz Carter has translated an essay by social critic Li Chengpeng on the recent kidnapping-turned-murder of baby Xu Haobo. In the essay, Li also refers to the toddler who suffered multiple...

Murder of Infant Generates Outrage Online and Off

In 2011, the death of a toddler after being hit by a car while bystanders stood by but didn’t help generated outrage on Chinese social media and raised questions about Good Samaritanism in Chinese society. These questions...

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