On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of New Zealand ruled in a 3-2 decision to allow the extradition of a murder suspect to China at the request of Chinese authorities. The ruling sets what critics have described as a dangerous...
Apr 1, 2022
At 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, the closed-door national security trial of Australian journalist Cheng Lei began amid heavy security at No. 2 People’s Intermediate Court in Beijing. After roughly three hours, the hearing ended without...
Mar 31, 2022
On Wednesday, the two most senior judges of the UK Supreme Court resigned from their overseas positions on Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal, the city’s highest court. The two judges’ resignations further challenge the...
Mar 14, 2022
The second in CDT’s series of International Women’s Day posters focuses on posters and artwork urging people to remember Xiaohuamei, the trafficked woman and mother of eight found shackled in a shed in Fengxian, Xuzhou, Jiangsu...
On International Women’s Day, Chinese Citizens Continue to Pressure PSB, Government Over Abuse and Trafficking of Women
Mar 7, 2022
On International Women’s Day on March 8, Chinese citizens are continuing to draw attention to the everyday issues of women’s rights and gender equality, as well as specific cases of criminal trafficking and abuse of women,...
Dearth of Official Information on Xuzhou’s Shackled Woman Spurs Citizen Journalists and Online Sleuths
Feb 17, 2022
Managing the outcry over the shackled woman in Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province, has proven to be a difficult task for China’s censors. Weeks after video of the woman first showed her shackled by her neck and chained in a freezing shed,...
Dec 17, 2021
There’s a Chinese joke about lawyers that goes like this: “You know you broke the law, right?” “Which law?” “Why, teaching the law is illegal!” [Editor’s note: It reads better in the original Chinese] The joke became reality...
Mar 8, 2019
Chinese telecom giant Huawei retaliated against criminal charges from the U.S. this week with a...
Apr 28, 2018
The Chinese parliament passed new legislation on Friday requiring “all of society” to...
Jul 29, 2015
The New York Times’ Edward Wong highlights growing use of “picking quarrels and...
May 22, 2014
Keira Lu Huang at The South China Morning Post reports that a woman who was detained illegally and...
Dec 30, 2011
Wu Si, Chief Editor of the journal Yanhuang Chunqiu (炎黄春秋), contributed his thoughts to an online forum discussing the December 22 People’s Daily editorial “What Does ‘Wukan’s Turn’ Mean for...
Jul 17, 2007
China announced verdicts yesterday in the Shanxi Brick Kiln slave labor controversy. According to the New York Times, popular response to the government’s measures, which included prosecution of only a few low-level officials, has been somewhat less than enthusiastic: Chinese journalists say government propaganda officials have urged the news media to limit coverage of the […]
Apr 9, 2006
From Xinhua via Shanghai Daily (link): CHINA’S police are struggling to clamp down on rampant Internet crime in the face of vague and inadequate laws, senior police say. “The most common crimes involve theft, racketeering, fraud of on-line resources and services, mass disruption and inconvenience to the public,” said Xu Jianzhuo, deputy director of the […]
May 2, 2005
From News.telegraph: Marriage guidance counsellors and their inevitable offshoot, the divorce lawyer, are the latest growth industry to emerge from China’s booming cities. Divorces rose last year too 1.6 million, up by a fifth on 2003. The government and media are now paying agonised attention to the “quicky” divorce and its irresponsible parent, the “flash” […]
Apr 30, 2005
From bloomberg.com: China will introduce jury trials next week for the first time aiming to bring impartiality and independence to the judicial system. About 27,000 jurors will report for duty May 1, helping decide criminal and civil cases as they sit on a three-member panel with judges. The jurors were picked by half of China’s […]
Apr 30, 2005
From People’s daily online: The Supreme People’s Court has affirmed a total of 29 well-known trademarks since they began to affirm well-known trademarks in trial of disputes over trademark and domain name in 2001. The 29 well-known trademarks include “Sinochem,” “Rolex,” “Honghe,” “Safeguard,” “Wal-Mart,” “Dupont,” “Nippon,” “Gome Electronics,” and “Ping’an.” By affirming well-known trademarks, the […]
Apr 13, 2005
From people daily: China further deepened judicial reform in 2004 in a bid to ensure justice and guarantee citizens’ legal rights, says a white paper on China’s human rights progress in 2004 issued by the Information Office of the state council on Wednesday. The white paper says China has cracked down on various criminal offenses […]
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