Submitted by patrick.boehler@****** on Jan 22nd 2014, 9:31am
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China Law and Policy
Articles about Xu Zhiyong's trial today have failed to explain
why his case is being heard by the Intermediate Court and not, like the other defendants accused of the same crimes, by the Haidian Basic Court.
Radio Free Asia*
: Jurisprudence is fundamentally a competence of the central government, not local governments.
Ordinary bureaucrats are suffering because of the current austerity campaign by losing perks
that they counted on to boost their meagre civil servant salaries by 10, 20 or even 30 per cent a year.
New York Times
"I couldn’t help but notice not only the lack of access to several Western news sources, but also the cynicism about the news in general," writes Stephen L. Sass
Tea Leaf Nation
Wall Street Journal
"If North Korean decision makers believe that China’s suggestions will not solidify the power of the regime and the position of the leaders within it, naturally, they won’t listen to these suggestions," said scholar Zhang Guozuo
* denotes articles in Chinese language