China’s Chief Justice Zhou Qiang, head of the Supreme People's Court, has sparked controversy after warning provincial judges never to fall into the ‘trap’ of embracing erroneous Western ideas such as judicial independence. Photo: Xinhua China’s Chief Justice Zhou Qiang, head of the Supreme People's Court, has sparked controversy after warning provincial judges never to fall into the ‘trap’ of embracing erroneous Western ideas such as judicial independence. Photo: Xinhua
China’s Chief Justice Zhou Qiang, head of the Supreme People's Court, has sparked controversy after warning provincial judges never to fall into the ‘trap’ of embracing erroneous Western ideas such as judicial independence. Photo: Xinhua

Lawyers urge China’s top judge to quit over controversial comments against ‘Western’ judicial independence

Petition launched after Zhou Qiang, head of the Supreme People’s Court, tells top provincial judges to reject ‘erroneous’ Western ideas of judicial independence and separation of powers

China’s Chief Justice Zhou Qiang, head of the Supreme People's Court, has sparked controversy after warning provincial judges never to fall into the ‘trap’ of embracing erroneous Western ideas such as judicial independence. Photo: Xinhua China’s Chief Justice Zhou Qiang, head of the Supreme People's Court, has sparked controversy after warning provincial judges never to fall into the ‘trap’ of embracing erroneous Western ideas such as judicial independence. Photo: Xinhua
China’s Chief Justice Zhou Qiang, head of the Supreme People's Court, has sparked controversy after warning provincial judges never to fall into the ‘trap’ of embracing erroneous Western ideas such as judicial independence. Photo: Xinhua
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