He Weifang

What’s in an Eye-roll?

When Liang Xiangyi’s vigorous eye-roll at a fellow reporter’s rambling, obsequious,...

Party Document Lays Out Vision for Role of Law (Developing)

On Tuesday, the Party Central Committee unveiled the fruit of its rule-of-law-themed Fourth Plenum meeting, the Decision Concerning Some Major Questions in Comprehensively Moving Governing the Country According to the Law...

Bo Trial a Pivotal Moment for Economic Reform

As the erasure of Bo Xilai’s legacy continues and his trial for bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power looms, Benjamin Kang Lim and Ben Blanchard report that division over Bo’s fate may be holding back economic and...

Mao’s Faithful May Be Pulling Xi Leftward

After speculation late last year that Mao Zedong’s legacy was soon to be sidelined, fears about the direction in which “Second Generation Reds” might lead China have returned. From John Garnaut at The Age: In...

The Path to Legal Reform Without Revolution

At China Real Time Report, Berkeley law professor Stanley Lubman reviews In the Name of Justice: Striving for the Rule of Law in China by legal scholar He Weifang. The book contains articles and lectures on judicial...



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