Li Tianyi, the son of a Chinese general, was sentenced to 10 years for rape. As in any country, the trial excited the public’s imagination because of its salacious nature and the insight it offered into the world of privileged celebrity. This article , translated from the Chinese, accurately reflects how the courts explain their verdict to the public, addressing the public’s areas of biggest concern.
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.