The Chinese legal sector has faced ever-tighter controls. Photo: Shutterstock
The Chinese legal sector has faced ever-tighter controls. Photo: Shutterstock
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Chinese lawyers banned from discussing cases in public in latest move to tighten control over legal sector

  • New guidelines from the official professional association say some lawyers have been ‘hyping up cases’ and trying to influence public opinion
  • Practising and former lawyers warn that the measures will prevent them from representing their clients properly and curb their freedom of speech

Topic |   Law
The Chinese legal sector has faced ever-tighter controls. Photo: Shutterstock
The Chinese legal sector has faced ever-tighter controls. Photo: Shutterstock
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