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Entrapment is when a law enforcement agent induces a person to commit an offense which the person would otherwise have been unlikely to commit.
 
Entrapment is when a law enforcement agent induces a person to commit an offense which the person would otherwise have been unlikely to commit.
  
Perhaps the [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2009/11/black-taxi-entrapment-scandal/ best known case of entrapment in China is that of Sun Zhongjie in Shanghai]. A new driver for a Sun picked up someone asking for a ride. Though Sun did not request it, the man gave Sun money when he reached his destination. The man then revealed his identity as an under-cover police officer and detained Sun for driving an unlicensed taxi. Sun's conviction was overturned after an outpouring of internet pressure (see [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2009/11/black-taxi-entrapment-scandal/ here]).
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Perhaps the [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2009/11/black-taxi-entrapment-scandal/ best known case of entrapment in China is that of Sun Zhongjie]. A new driver for a Shanghai construction company, Sun was stopped by a man on the side of the road, shivering in the weather. The man asked for a ride, and Sun complied. Though he did not request it, the man handed Sun money when he reached his destination. Next, the man revealed his identity as an under-cover police officer and detained Sun for driving an [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/black-taxis/ unlicensed taxi]. Sun's conviction was overturned after an outpouring of Internet pressure.
 
 
For a discussion of other famous entrapment incidents in China, see [http://zh.wikipedia.org/zh/%E9%92%93%E9%B1%BC%E6%89%A7%E6%B3%95 here] (Chinese).
 
  
 
The Sun Zhongjie case is parodied in the "[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_Internet_Addiction War of Internet Addiction]."
 
The Sun Zhongjie case is parodied in the "[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_Internet_Addiction War of Internet Addiction]."

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钓鱼执法 (diào yú zhí fǎ): entrapment (literally: fish, then enforce the law)

Entrapment is when a law enforcement agent induces a person to commit an offense which the person would otherwise have been unlikely to commit.

Perhaps the best known case of entrapment in China is that of Sun Zhongjie. A new driver for a Shanghai construction company, Sun was stopped by a man on the side of the road, shivering in the weather. The man asked for a ride, and Sun complied. Though he did not request it, the man handed Sun money when he reached his destination. Next, the man revealed his identity as an under-cover police officer and detained Sun for driving an unlicensed taxi. Sun's conviction was overturned after an outpouring of Internet pressure.

The Sun Zhongjie case is parodied in the "War of Internet Addiction."

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