Mainland lawmakers signalled a crackdown on cheap group tours yesterday when the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress approved the country's first Tourism Law.Friday, 26 April, 2013, 5:07am
China has made significant progress in legal reform, but there are stubborn impediments to the rule of law. Chinese courts are still subject to political interference.8 Apr 2013 - 2:04am 4 comments
Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping pledged yesterday to uphold the constitution and promote rule of law during a Politburo seminar, according to state media.25 Feb 2013 - 5:43am
Yunnan security chief Meng Sutie's announcement suggests a possible end to all use of re-education through labour in the province.6 Feb 2013 - 9:53am
Legal experts and rights groups welcomed reports this week about ending re-education through labour, but are concerned that another unjust punishment system will take its place as long as stability remains the Communist Party's overarching priority.9 Jan 2013 - 5:46am
The Communist Party's proposed reforms to the legal system, particularly one to "halt" the controversial re-education through labour system, will prove a major litmus test of new leader Xi Jinping's oft-repeated commitment to transparency and the rule of law, analysts say.
And the latest development is just a first step, they added.9 Jan 2013 - 5:46am
The past year should have been a wake-up call for the authorities: either deepen reform to strengthen the rule of law, or risk more international scandals like those involving Wang Lijun and Chen Guangcheng.3 Jan 2013 - 5:10am