On Tuesday, Hong Kong authorities arrested three people for sharing an online post calling on voters to cast blank ballots in the upcoming Legislative Council (LegCo) general elections in December. The arrests came one day after...
HK Announces Oath Requirement for Elected Officials, Paving Way for More Opposition Disqualifications
by John Chan | Feb 23, 2021
The Hong Kong government has introduced a bill that will grant it the power to disqualify elected officials for failing to pledge loyalty, as the authorities define it, to the HKSAR or for betraying their oath of office. The...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 7, 2011
Zheng Yuanjie (郑渊洁; born 1955) is known as the Chinese King of Fairy Tales. He wrote the following on his blog during the ongoing NPC meetings in Beijing (Translated by CDT): Zheng Yuanjie is psychologically unstable I am sixty-...
by Kiran Goldman | Mar 5, 2008
According to Xinhua News, current election law has resulted in each rural representative at the China’s National People’s Congress representing four times the population of an urban representative. Now China’s...
by Xiao Qiang | Nov 18, 2007
From Chinese Law Prof Blog: A little-remarked passage (part VI, numbered para. 1) in Hu Jintao’s work report to the 17th Party Congress [Chinese | English] last month calls for the gradual bringing into line of the...
CDT in the News
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- The Jamestown Foundation – Early Warning Brief: Factional Strife Intensifies as Xi Strives to Consolidate Power
- Politico – China’s crypto ban fuels new U.S. wedge issue
- RFA – Meng Wanzhou Arrest, Return Used as Patriotic Talking Point in Chinese Schools
- Colombo Gazette – Digital autocracy in China: An appraisal