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China Rule of Law

Donald Trump, Professor Tushnet and the Incredible Disappearing Rule of Law

Evan Bernick | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Evan Bernick

We must thoroughly understand the rule of law, we must rehabilitate areas of our jurisprudence that deprive us of lawful rule and we must insist that judges are duty-bound to ensure that the reason in our law is not trumped by mere will.

Weekend Roundup: Politicizing the 'Rule Of Law' in China -- And the U.S.

Nathan Gardels | Posted 02.19.2017 | Home
Nathan Gardels

Ironies abound. While America is engaged in a bitter partisan battle during this election season over who will control the "non-partisan" U.S. Supreme Court, China's Communist Party authorities are arresting lawyers in the name of establishing the "rule of law." (continued)

China's Rule of Fear

Minxin Pei | Posted 02.16.2017 | Home
Minxin Pei

Clearly, fear-based rule was not left behind with the end of the Cultural Revolution in 1976, as many thought. This should not be surprising. Even as China's economy has boomed and modernized, its political system has retained its core totalitarian features: a state exempt from the rule of law, a domestic security apparatus with agents and informants virtually everywhere, widespread censorship, and weak protection of individual rights. Having never been repudiated, these institutional relics of Maoism remain available to be used and intensified whenever the top leadership sees fit, as it does today.

How to Square Xi's 'Rule of Law' Campaign With China's Crackdown on Lawyers

Zheng Yongnian | Posted 02.16.2017 | Home
Zheng Yongnian

SINGAPORE -- At its fourth plenary of the 18th congress in October 2014, the Chinese Communist Party leadership passed an ambitious reform plan on the legal system. The party devoted this entire plenary session to discuss "rule of law" -- something unprecedented in the history of the party's plenary sessions. This act was widely interpreted as the Xi Jinping leadership's determination to build a system of "rule of law" in the country.

Why Jailhouse Confessions Are The Hot New Thing On Chinese TV

The Huffington Post | Matt Sheehan | Posted 01.20.2016 | Home

BEIJING -- What’s the hottest new thing in Chinese prime time television? Nationally televised “confessions” from those who have crossed the Chi...

Why the Rule of Law is Key to China's Modernization

Keping Yu | Posted 05.12.2016 | Home
Keping Yu

BEIJING - Nobody is empowered to act beyond the limit of the Constitution and laws. This is the true meaning of rule of law, which distinguishes it from governance by man.

China Is Closer to the Rule of Law than Ever, But...

He Jiahong | Posted 05.03.2015 | Home
He Jiahong

BEIJING -- The law is not opposed to relationships; on the contrary, the law is meant to set behavioral norms and standards for them. But what this author refers to by the term guanxi is that sort of relationship that "opens doors" to "hidden paths," and this sort of guanxi goes against the spirit of the law.

It's Time for the Rule of Law in China

Xin Chunying | Posted 01.20.2015 | Home
Xin Chunying

In the political arena in China at this moment, "the rule of law" is the most fashionable topic. The Fourth Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China which was held from Oct. 20 to 23 adopted the decision on major issues concerning comprehensively advancing rule of law in China. For the first time, the ruling party of China dedicated an entire plenary session to such a topic.

Squaring the Circle: Rule According to Law in a One-Party State

Minxin Pei | Posted 12.31.2014 | Home
Minxin Pei

The greatest dilemma facing the Chinese government in its long-standing efforts to build an effective legal system is how to ensure both the integrity of the judiciary and the Communist Party's monopoly of power.

What to Expect from President Obama's Visit to China

Elizabeth Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elizabeth Lynch

While the White House has yet to release President Obama's schedule, expect President Obama and President Hu Jintao to discuss military ties, global economic health, climate change and human rights.