Category Archives: Law 法律

2022: PRC Minister Xiao Yiqing Under Investigation

Wikipedia MIIT note: The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the Chinese government, established in March 2008, is the state agency of the People’s Republic of China responsible for regulation and development of the postal service, Internet, wireless, broadcasting, communications, production of electronic and … Continue reading

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2022: Communist Party Leadership of the PRC Legislative Process

In March 2022 this article appeared on the website of the PRC National People’s Congress which is the leading organ for making and interpreting national legislation. So one might imagine that it is authoritative. Professor Zhang Xuebo’s article “Observations on … Continue reading

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2022: Secretary Xi on Issues for China’s Development

Released now, part of the full text of Xi Jinping’s speech last December on economic development. A patern seen over and over is that major speeches seem to come out first as summaries and only later, perhaps after a process … Continue reading

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How Chinese High Tech Can Defend Itself in the USA: the Case of WeChat Users v. U.S. as an Example

Intriguing article on how a Chinese high tech company defended its interests through the U.S. legal system. Having a fair (or at least non-discriminatory — that is maybe unfair, but at least unfair to everybody) is a a great asset … Continue reading

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Lin Zhibo: The Russia-Ukraine Conflict and China’s Position

Professor Julian Ku of Hofstra University Law School mentioned this article on his Twitter account. A startling argument, I imagine by the same reasoning China should have surrendered to Japan when attacked in the 1930s and the Chinese people shouldn’t … Continue reading

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2004/2019/2022: PRC Lawyer: China Law Will Progress, Despite Everything

Taking off from a discussion of the red hot arguments and attacks erupting online in China about the Russia – Ukraine war, Chinese lawyer and former judge Lu Liangbiao 吕良彪 and Hu Ping in a 2019 春秋吕释 WeChat blog entry … Continue reading

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2022: The Ten Prohibitions in Political and Legal Work in the New Era

Vocabulary items for comrades who fell asleep during study sessions and may be helpful in reading the guidance from the Party copied below: “The Four Consciousnesses”  enhance political integrity, develop a better understanding of the general picture, follow the core … Continue reading

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PRC Supreme People’s Court: Court Protects IPR and High Tech Development

Foreign high tech firms, like their Chinese counterparts, often worry about losing their tech edge to Chinese pirates. When I worked in the S&T section of US Embassy Beijing during the late 1990s, a Chinese game maker told me his … Continue reading

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2022: Xi Jinping at Politburo Study Session on Human Rights in China

On this blog I have often been critical of China’s human rights theory and practice. As Mao use to say, practice is the sole criterion of truth. Earlier I translated an article by a Chinese critique of the Chinese Communist … Continue reading

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2022: Model Prosecutor on Shanghai Securities Market Manipulation

Jean Christopher Mittelstaedt @jcmittelstaedt of Oxford University’s China Centre recommended this article on securities fraud in the February 14, 2022 issue of Procuratorate Daily 检查日报 by seasoned Shanghai prosector Ma Weiwei. When I looked up the author Ma Weiwei, I … Continue reading

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