A Legal Laoganbu Looks Back China's legal reform is still waiting for its Gorbechev - or its Zhu Rongji - Jerome Cohen observes in an interview with Sharon Hom.
Behind Closed Doors: Bilateral Dialogues on Human Rights A report by HRIC, Free Tibet Campaign and International Campaign for Tibet highlights why bilateral talks between China and Western countries are no substitute for rigorous public critiques of China's human rights situation.
A Case for the Defense Tom Kellogg examines arguments for eliminating Article 306, a provision of China's criminal code that puts defense lawyers on trial.
Article 23 and the Attack on Human Rights James To Kun-sun finds that Hong Kong's Article 23 legislation overreaches the requirements of the Basic Law, to the detriment of Hong Kong's human rights. Stephanie Wang's chart compares the Article 23 proposals with Hong Kong's existing public security laws.
Thoughts of a New Exile Dissident Fang Jue, sent into exile earlier this year without having been convicted of any crime, exemplifies the inadequacies of a legal system dominated by politics. In a discussion with HRIC, Fang urges foreign governments not to play China's game while advocating human rights reforms.