Former defence lawyer Li Zhuang's arrest in 2009 still has the legal community seething. Photo: NYT Former defence lawyer Li Zhuang's arrest in 2009 still has the legal community seething. Photo: NYT
Former defence lawyer Li Zhuang's arrest in 2009 still has the legal community seething. Photo: NYT
Ng Tze Wei
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Ng Tze Wei

Defence lawyers under threat

Lawyers want two controversial clauses which curtail their powers dropped from a judicial review, and question state legality as a result

Former defence lawyer Li Zhuang's arrest in 2009 still has the legal community seething. Photo: NYT Former defence lawyer Li Zhuang's arrest in 2009 still has the legal community seething. Photo: NYT
Former defence lawyer Li Zhuang's arrest in 2009 still has the legal community seething. Photo: NYT
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Ng Tze Wei

Ng Tze Wei

Ng Tze-wei has reported on mainland Chinese legal affairs for the Post since 2007. From labour contract law to criminal procedure law, she has followed closely the twists and turns in the passing of many key legislations and debates over the country's legal reform. She can be reached at [email protected]