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The Complexities of China’s Struggle For Justice  
May 12, 2022

The Complexities of China’s Struggle For Justice  

By Jerome A. Cohen and Chi Yin
A campaign against organized crime highlights the risks of China’s approach to law and order – but also reveals how Chinese experts continue to push for a better system.

Will China Learn From Its Biggest COVID-19 Mistake?
May 10, 2022

Will China Learn From Its Biggest COVID-19 Mistake?

By Zhuoran Li
Amid the Shanghai lockdown, government efforts to silence and prosecute critics have received more public attention – and sparked increasing outrage.
Taiwanese Morrison Lee Remains Detained in China, Even After Finishing His Jail Term
May 05, 2022

Taiwanese Morrison Lee Remains Detained in China, Even After Finishing His Jail Term

By Brian Hioe
The case of Lee, who was detained after taking part in the Hong Kong protests in 2019, sparked concerns about new legal precedent.

Should Murder Go Unpunished? China and Extradition, Part 2
June 24, 2021

Should Murder Go Unpunished? China and Extradition, Part 2

By Jerome A. Cohen
Extradition from Western democracies to China is unpalatable, legally and morally. So what alternatives exist to see justice done?

Should Murder Go Unpunished? China and Extradition, Part 1
June 23, 2021

Should Murder Go Unpunished? China and Extradition, Part 1

By Jerome A. Cohen
China’s quest to pursue justice beyond its borders – including the case of Kyung Yup Kim in New Zealand – necessitates a hard look at its judicial and legal systems.

How China’s Legal System Enables Intellectual Property Theft
November 11, 2020

How China’s Legal System Enables Intellectual Property Theft

By Daniel Rechtschaffen
China’s recent improvements in IP protection can’t overcome the fact that its legal system will never offer a level playing field.

Will China’s New National Security Law Be the ‘Anti-Virus’ Software That Locks Down Hong Kong?
June 17, 2020

Will China’s New National Security Law Be the ‘Anti-Virus’ Software That Locks Down Hong Kong?

By Jerome A. Cohen
Parsing the legislative, judicial, and law enforcement implications of the NPC’s “bombshell” decision.
China Is Taking Patents Seriously. The World Should Take Notice.
December 12, 2019

China Is Taking Patents Seriously. The World Should Take Notice.

By Bonnie Girard
China has spent 35 years quietly building a patent system that BRI is now helping to extend.

Xi: China Must Never Adopt Constitutionalism, Separation of Powers, or Judicial Independence
February 19, 2019

Xi: China Must Never Adopt Constitutionalism, Separation of Powers, or Judicial Independence

By Charlotte Gao
The Chinese president calls for strengthening the Communist Party’s leadership over law in China.

Meng Hongwei and the Rule of Law With Chinese Characteristics
October 09, 2018

Meng Hongwei and the Rule of Law With Chinese Characteristics

By Bonnie Girard
The former Interpol chief is the latest example of China’s problematic justice system.

Abrupt Detention of Meng Hongwei Further Damages China's International Reputation
October 09, 2018

Abrupt Detention of Meng Hongwei Further Damages China's International Reputation

By Charlotte Gao
Meng, like all other Chinese citizens, deserves procedural justice, one core value of the rule of law which China often ignores.
Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison, Anbang’s Founder Appeals
June 01, 2018

Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison, Anbang’s Founder Appeals

By Charlotte Gao
Wu Xiaohui, once a high-profile Chinese tycoon, decides to fight to the end.

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