China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) court regularly releases sets of model cases on hot areas of law that provide guidance to the lower courts and he[……] Read more
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SPC Interpretation on Trial of Online Civil Dispute and Tort Cases (full text)
This is a CLT original article designed to address some of the unclear and confusing points that I noticed in the online and print coverage of the recent judicial interpretation. I hope that it helps clarify rather than add to the confusion.
When does speech become a crime? Does it matter if one 'speaks' across the internet instead of the mails? How about a telephone?
The SPC and SPP issued this interpretation to try and clarify some of these issues, and the results may surprise you. Be Careful what you say on your information networks, it might be well be defamation, provocation or blackmail.