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New Zealand and Saudi Arabia Prepare Extraditions to China

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...

Chinese Joke About Lawyers Turns Out To Be All Too True

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...

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...

Loyalty to Xi Lies at Core of Public Security Purge

The New York Times’ Chris Buckley reports on a new campaign against corruption and disloyalty in China’s public security machinery: Officials in China’s law-and-order apparatus have been ordered to “drive the blade...

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