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Xu Zhangrun: The People are Angry and No Longer Afraid

Although my qualifications cannot compare with Dr. Barmé’s, I did find the essay fascinating and so decided to work through it on my own and put it up here on here on my translation blog. The first thing one might … Continue reading

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Wuhan Diary #10: The Fourteenth Day of the Wuhan City Closure — February 5, 2020

February 5 : Fourteenth Day of Wuhan City Closure Today is the 14th of the Wuhan City closure.  I have been writing this diary for two weeks now. I first took pen in hand to help ease my own anxiety … 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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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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Court Cases of the “June 4th Protesters Against Government Violence”

Chinese court records give insight into the actions of ordinary Beijing people who went out into the streets in June 1989 to prevent a massacre of students in Tiananmen Square by martial law troops then charging into Beijing. This Chinese-language book, with an introduction by Song Yongyi has the English language title Court Files of Civil Disobedience Against Government Violence on June 4th, 1989 Chinese title: 六四抗暴者法庭档案 Continue reading

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Imprisoned Rights Lawyer Wang Quanzhang Gets First Family Visit in Four Years

Online article by Li Wenzu, wife of imprisoned Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang. Held incommunicado for three years, Wang Quanzhang was finally tried in December 2018, convicted of “subversion of state power” and sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison. … Continue reading

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Lawyer Dan Harris on How US business in China Can Protect Itself

Two May 2019 articles by Dan Harris of the Harris Bricken law firm  how on how US and I expect Canadian business in China can protect themselves somewhat against the recent Chinese government extraordinarily aggressive enforcement of both laws and regulations. … Continue reading

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The Biggest Lie: Democracy is Not Suitable for China

   While working in China, I often heard officials say and read in the media that democracy is not suitable for China.  That always puzzled me.  It felt like Chinese racism against Chinese people.    I found this article on … Continue reading

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