Chen Guangcheng: Law, Media and Broken Promises

Jerome Cohen discusses the continuing house arrest of Chen Guangcheng and his family at the South China Morning Post, arguing that the local authorities’ disregard for the law demonstrates the practical limitations of...

Car Accident Gate: “My Dad is Li Gang”

When 22-year-old Li Qiming killed one pedestrian and injured another in a hit-and-run car accident, his defense was “Go ahead, sue me if you dare, my dad is [Bei District, Baoding City Public Security Bureau deputy...

China Set up Citizen Identification Information System – Josie Liu

From China in Transition blog: China has established what is seen as the largest citizen identification information database in the world, the Ministry of Public Security announced this month. The database contains the name and citizen identification card number of nearly 1.3 billion people in mainland China, as well as other personal information such as […]



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