China’s rule of law not for Falun Gong and others?

December 15, 2014 1:48 pm0 comments
China’s rule of law not for Falun Gong and others?

(TibetanReview.net, Dec15, 2014) – China’s new official rhetoric about the rule of law has taken a knock within the very institution which is supposed to uphold and enforce this fundamental principle for dispensing justice: the country’s judiciary. On Dec 11, Zhang Keke, a lawyer in China’s northeastern province of Jilin, […]

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Former Chinese security Czar held, under multiple serious crimes investigation

December 7, 2014 2:56 pm0 comments
Former Chinese security Czar held, under multiple serious crimes investigation

(TibetanReview.net, Dec07, 2014) – A retired Chinese leader who until recently had the country’s judiciary, the police and paramilitary police, as well as the procuratorate and domestic intelligence services under his thumb is now a suspect under investigation for a range of serious criminal offences, including corruption and abuse of […]

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Over 500 Chinese lawyers decry new contempt crime plan

December 1, 2014 1:02 pm0 comments
Over 500 Chinese lawyers decry new contempt crime plan

(TibetanReview.net, Nov30, 2014) – Nearly 530 lawyers in China have signed an open letter, protesting against a proposal to punish those who “seriously disrupt the order of the court” with a minimum three years in prison, reported the AFP Nov 28. A proposal to revise the country’s criminal law to […]

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Professors in China warned against liberal discoursing

November 25, 2014 3:43 pm0 comments
Professors in China warned against liberal discoursing

(TibetanReview.net, Nov25, 2014) – Criticizing China’s top leaders – living or dead – or the party itself and praising liberal democratic values prevailing in the West are crimes and a state-owned Chinese newspaper has said such crimes are rampant in universities in the country, reported the AP Nov 22. The […]

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Over 10 trucks needed to haul top former China military officer’s ill-gotten hoard

November 21, 2014 1:52 pm0 comments
Over 10 trucks needed to haul top former China military officer’s ill-gotten hoard

(TibetanReview.net, Nov21, 2014) – More than 10 military trucks were needed to haul away huge piles of ill-gotten cash and treasure stashed by Xu Caihou, a former vice chairman of China’s powerful Central Military Commission, in the basement of his luxury home in Beijing, reported Reuters Nov 20, citing a […]

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China blocks Beijing flight for Hong Kong democracy activists

November 17, 2014 1:50 pm0 comments
China blocks Beijing flight for Hong Kong democracy activists

(TibetanReview.net, Nov17, 2014) – With President Xi Jinping having declared the ongoing student-led Hong Kong democracy movement illegal and one supported by the West, it was only to be expected that Beijing would be in no mood to discuss the issue with the protesters. And so it was that on […]

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China’s apex court launches website to track cases in 20 provinces

November 16, 2014 12:46 am0 comments
China’s apex court launches website to track cases in 20 provinces

(TibetanReview.net, Nov15, 2014) – China said Nov 13 that in an effort to boost judicial transparency, its Supreme People’s Court (SPC) had officially launched that day a website for parties to track the progress of their court cases. The website is also said to provide to the general public access […]

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President Obama declares himself pro-China on Tibet, Taiwan, but urges respect for rights

November 14, 2014 9:28 pm0 comments
President Obama declares himself pro-China on Tibet, Taiwan, but urges respect for rights

(TibetanReview.net, Nov14, 2014) – US President Barack Obama has assured Chinese President Xi Jinping during their Nov 12 meeting in Beijing that his government did not support the “independence” of Taiwan and Tibet, or the ongoing democracy movement in Hong Kong as alleged by China and its official media. The […]

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China-sponsored online hackers targeting rights groups

November 13, 2014 1:40 pm0 comments
China-sponsored online hackers targeting rights groups

(TibetanReview.net, Nov13, 2014) – A powerful hacking team known to cybersecurity experts as “APT1” – short for Advanced Persistent Threat 1 – and believed to be run by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army has been persistently targeting China-focused rights groups as well as international rights groups, reported theglobeandmail.com Nov 11, […]

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China makes it easier for citizens to sue government officials

November 4, 2014 4:51 pm0 comments
China makes it easier for citizens to sue government officials

(TibetanReview.net, Nov04, 2014) – China said Nov 1 that it had made it easier for citizens to sue the government by amending the country’s Administrative Procedure Law. The amendment, passed by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress during its week-long, bi-monthly legislative session, allows courts to launch proceedings […]

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