Administrative/Regulatory

Clean-Net 2014 Update 9-2014 – The Microverse 0 (0)

2014/09/20 Jeremy Daum 0

The State Internet Information Office, which was recently authorized to take a more active role in administering internet content and also made waves in releasing new rules for instant messaging services , has continued the Clean Neat 2014 campaign against online pornography and unlawful materials.

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Two weeks of police shootings sparks debate 0 (0)

2014/06/03 Jeremy Daum 0

“One must never place a loaded rifle on the stage if it isn’t going to go off.” Anton Chekhov,

Several incidents of Chinese police discharging their weapons in the last two weeks, raise questions about police training, regulations.

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Updated: Quick note on ‘Picking Quarrels’ 0 (0)

2014/05/06 Jeremy Daum 4

Journalists, activists and lawyers have recently been picked up on the strangely named offense of ‘picking quarrels and causing disturbances’. What does this offense really entail? This brief note unpacks the relevant legal authority to show that it should never be used as a blanket offense.

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Quick note on Xu Zhiyong Jurisdiction issues 0 (0)

2014/02/07 Jeremy Daum 0

The problem with the XZY case is that the procedures are so opaque that sometimes you can’t even tell if the law is being followed. Worse, it feels like you are trying to find a fig leaf for an indecency of a trial when you comb through the laws and records trying to make sense of them. Two issues have been criticized in the press, the question of why the case was heard by an intermediate court, and why XZY was and his co-defendants were tried separately.

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