Category Archives: Law 法律

Understanding the Chinese Police State — Thoughts Towards a Reading List

First of all,  I would recommend  Stein Ringen’s  2016 book The Perfect Dictatorship — China in the 21st Century is a fine overview and analysis of China as a police state. Less comprehensive works focusing on a particular aspect of the police … Continue reading

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2014: Faster Pace of China Corruption Prosecutions New Normal With Increase of Anti-Corruption Case Capacity

Ramping up the numbers of offices prosecuting cases at the CPC Central Committee’s Discipline and Inspection Commission suggests a permanent increase in capacity to handle cases. “Xie Guanghui, Deputy Director of the Honest in Government Theoretical Research Office revealed that … Continue reading

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2008: Dog Lover Demos in Beijing and Chengdu

Some demos are legal in China. Recently dog and cat lovers took to the streets. China protest decries custom of eating cats By GILLIAN WONG, Associated Press Writer Gillian Wong, Associated Press Writer 1 hr 45 mins ago BEIJING – … Continue reading

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2009: PRC Magazine Survey Lists Ten Top Chinese Concerns for the Coming Decade

  A People’s Forum magazine survey of academics, cadres and people online: what are the most serious problems China will face over the next decade? The survey allowed multiple responses to questions. I added a few comments in brackets. 调查显示腐败问题突破民众承受底线 The … Continue reading

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2006:Chinese Economists Speak Frankly to Power

Early in spring 2006, two versions of a summary of a meeting of the China Society for Economic Reform  中国经济体制改革研究会 , a group of academics who give frank advice to the PRC’s State Council. The second version left out some of … Continue reading

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2006:Chinese Public Intellectuals List from Nanfang Renwu Zhoukan

Online PRC Public Intellectuals’ Rogues Gallery A nice entry point into the social, political, and economic debates of modern China is the University of Heidelberg Digital Archive of Chinese Studies Fifty Public Intellectuals database offers a nice entry point to the … Continue reading

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2008: Secrecy Law to be Trimmed to Sync with May 2008 Government Openness Regulations

  A mid July 2008 conference on the PRC State Secrecy Law 国家保密法 in mid July resulted in several press reports. The main points are that the “Government information openness regulations” released in May conflict in some respects with the … Continue reading

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