Category Archives: Law 法律

Wuhan Diary #39 The 43rd Day of the Wuhan City Closure — March 5, 2020

“Were the interventions to be introduced 5 days earlier than they had been, the number of cases nationwide would have been two-thirds less.” Continue reading

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Wuhan Diary #24: The 28th Day of the Wuhan City Closure — February 19, 2020

February 19th, the 28th Day of the Wuhan City Closure Today was to be the Wuhan and the China premiere of the The Lion King Broadway musical. I’d been looking forward to it for a long time. Looking back at … Continue reading

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PRC Judge’s Media Account: Epidemic Causes, Fallout, What Needs to Change

Fascinating article posted on the personal social media account of one of the 350 judges on the PRC Supreme People’s Court (although not necessarily the judge’s personal views) — there is a disclaimer at the bottom of the article. I’ll … Continue reading

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The Law and Wuhan Mayor Zhou’s Excuse: I Followed the Rules, Blame Higher-Ups, Not me — the Law the PRC on the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases

Wuhan Mayor Zhou Xianwang says that he was not able to release information about the epidemic to the public any earlier because of the provisions of the Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Prevention and Treatment of … Continue reading

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Japanese Scholar: Hubei, Wuhan Concealed Epidemic, Delaying Response

A Taiwan magazine report on the coronavirus epidemic that appears to have started in Wuhan, Hubei Province. Useful to compare this report with Michael Anti’s outraged statement on Twitter on January 22nd and with the extraordinary statement from the social … Continue reading

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Yueyang, Hunan Bans Cars and People from Hubei; Central Wuhan Bans All Unauthorized Vehicles

The Yueyang City, Hunan Province Public Health Emergency Response Command Center on January 24th issued Order #1 that all cars and people from Hubei Province be prevented from entering Yueyang City, Hunan and its subordinate counties. Translation: Yueyang City Public … Continue reading

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Hunan Epidemic Rumor-Monger Caught, Spread True “Rumor”

The Changsha County, Hunan Public Security Bureau on January 24, 2020 took strong action against Zhou who spread information to a number of Weixin social media groups. Zhou spread a false rumor, disrupting the social order, that four people had … Continue reading

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PRC Party Political and Legal Affairs Commission Calls for Pneumonia Epidemic Information Openness, Condemns Cover-ups; January 1st Police Caught Eight Docs Spreading (True) “False Rumors”

Found the Chinese text of a dramatic call for pneumonia epidemic openness from the media account named 中央政法委长安剑  “Zhang Anjian” of the Central Committee’s Political and Legal Affairs Commission   . I looked for it after reading William Zheng’s South China Morning Post … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Law in China

 Law and administrative systems are fascinating as a reflection of culture, tradition and popular expectations of justice. These expectations exert pressure on a state that naturally wants to be seem as legitimate.  My reflections are those of a retired U.S. … Continue reading

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Is the PRC Constitution a Dead Letter? Well…

Being from the United States, a country which has relied on its Supreme Court to interpret the U.S. Constitution since the time of Chief Justice John Marshall, I have often wondered how the PRC Constitution, which includes important articles on … Continue reading

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