A New Era for China’s Overseas Anti-Corruption Campaign
By Chi Yin
In an apparent first, China has convicted two people for bribing foreign officials. The high-profile judgment sends a clear signal: the time has come to exercise extraterritorial jurisdiction.
Restricting Foreign State Immunity: China’s New Law and What It Means
By Anushka Saxena
The law could be used to attack foreign state immunity on multiple fronts, including commercial transactions and IPR, especially against rival states like India and the United States
Child Sex Abuse Victim Gets a Landmark Win in Chinese Court
By Laura van Megen
In a national first, a victim of childhood sexual abuse was awarded financial compensation and public apology in Chinese civil court – even after the statute of limitations lapsed.
2 College Students in China Were Disciplined for Giving Out Pride Flags. Can the Law Help Them?
By Ding Yuan and Darius Longarino
The case illustrates the intersection of a tightening grip on LGBTQ expression, especially on college campuses, and the determination of some young Chinese to fight for more space.
American Prisoner in China Appeals to Basketball Star Brittney Griner for Help
By Peter Humphrey
Like Griner, Nelson Wells Jr. was imprisoned on flimsy drug charges without a fair trial. After nine years in a Chinese prison, he is hoping a new legal strategy can bring him home.
In China, Lawyers Don’t Need to Keep Your Secrets
By Bonnie Girard
China has many of the trappings of a Western legal system, but lacks the substance – including a guarantee of attorney-client privilege.
Should Chinese Court Rulings Hold in New Zealand?
By Christopher Edward Carroll
That was the question at play in a recent court case involving a businessman with debts in China and land holdings in New Zealand.
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?
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
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
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
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.