Entries from June 2010

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Reading into China’s White Paper on the Internet

China released it’s White Paper on the Internet yesterday (Beijing June 9, 2011), full text in English here, in Chinese here, a brief English news report by China Daily here. So what do we make of this story? The paragraph that has got a lot of attention starts like this: Chinese citizens fully enjoy freedom [...]

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Death Penalty, Torture, and Criminal Justice in China

China issued new regulations on May 30 banning evidence obtained through torture or intimidation, especially in death penalty cases. Konrad Lawson of the History Department has a very nice post here which puts this in a historical and comparative contexts, and inspired me to write this post, discussing them from more of a legal perspective. The [...]