Protesters march to the central government’s liaison office in Hong Kong to mark the first anniversary of the mass arrest of human rights lawyers on the mainland, last July 9. Photo: Dickson Lee

Without freedom for rights lawyers, how can China lay claim to a just legal system?

Nicholas Bequelin says President Xi Jinping’s legal reform drive is being undercut by the crackdown on lawyers and bureaucratic interpretations of national security laws

Topic |   Human rights in China

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Protesters march to the central government’s liaison office in Hong Kong to mark the first anniversary of the mass arrest of human rights lawyers on the mainland, last July 9. Photo: Dickson Lee
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