Written by Anqi Shen. Who are women judges in China? What do they do? What are their roles and positions in the Chinese judicial profession? These questions help us to get to know female judicial officers in post-Mao China.
Written by J. Michael Cole. Anyone who follows domestic politics in Taiwan will have seen in recent days a series of brawls pitting opposition Kuomintang lawmakers against those from the majority Democratic Progressive Party. Faces have been slapped; necks choked; water sprayed; and pieces of furniture — chairs, […]
Written by Leïla Choukroune. They have broken his life and confiscated his death. But what was his crime? Democracy was the offence. In a country where freedom and human rights are kept at bay to the benefit of the stability of an oppressive regime resting upon the fiction […]
Community corrections in China – “let a thousand flowers bloom?” – Observations from recent research visits
Written by Susyan Jou. As a criminology Professor in Taiwan, I’ve had the opportunity to visit China in 2015 and 2017, looking at the Beijing and Hunan models of community corrections practice for offenders. The models vary from very traditional Maoist style to those emphasising professional social work. In […]
Written by Margaret Lewis. Last Saturday, the window closed for comments on the draft PRC Detention Center Law. The Ministry of Public Security touts the draft law’s ability to protect human rights (人权保障), and the release of the long-awaited draft at least indicates the government’s acknowledgement that existing […]
Written by Jichang Lulu. Norway’s ‘normalised’ relations with China, under which it has promised it “will not support actions that undermine” “China’s core interests and major concerns,” have been tested after the Chinese government revealed Liu Xiaobo 刘晓波 was terminally ill. The administration of Prime Minister Erna Solberg […]