Category: Law and Justice

Prospects for Same-sex Marriage in the PRC

Written by Elaine Jeffreys and Pan Wang. Timothy Hildebrandt (2011) first raised the hypothetical question: ‘What might motivate the PRC government to recognise same-sex marriage?’ Writing of the 2000s, he provided three possible answers: 1) domestic pressure from LGBT groups; 2) international pressure, via UN human rights’ conventions; […]

A new torture in China

Written by Eva Pils. ‘In China, we say that for a person meditating in a cave, a day passes as though it were a thousand years; it is like paradise. And where did I experience paradise? In there in the detention centre, being tortured. A day was like […]

Corruption and the Death Penalty

Written by Bin Liang. On Monday, July 4, 2016, Ling Jihua was sentenced to life imprisonment by the No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court of Tianjin after a closed-door trial. He was convicted of taking bribes, illegally obtaining state secrets and for abuse of power. Upon hearing his sentence, […]

The Involvement of Women in Criminal Markets in China

Written by Anqi Shen and Georgios A. Antonopoulos. Following economic reforms launched in 1978, criminal markets flourished under an increasingly market-oriented economy. With cash becoming a major factor in the social life of post-Mao China, men and women alike became active players in the money-generation process. Our research, based on […]