Category: Rule of Law

Harmony stems from democracy

(July 31, 2002) ‘The market economy is not a sin. … the sin comes from inequality of non-economic rights. It is this inequality of rights that distorts China’s market economy, and that also leads to omnipresent corruption and peasant problems,’ writes Prof. Zhu Xueqin.

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China: 2005 Housing Rights Violator

(May 24, 2002) ‘China has been named one of three Housing Rights Violators in 2005, for its appalling record of government-sanctioned forced evictions and its flagrant disregard for the human right to adequate housing.’

Top editors dismissed from daring newspaper

(June 11, 2001) The Financial Times of London and South China Morning Postreport that China’s censors have launched a clampdown on press freedoms, revealing insecurities among the country’s ruling elite threatened by rampant corruption and rural strife. The cause of their sensitivity seems to be a combination of an increasingly lively and emboldened state media, and the approaching 80th Communist Party anniversary, on July 1.

Green regulation punishes misconduct

(May 19, 2001) Environmental watchdogs in China who abuse their authority will be punished under a special regulation that took effect yesterday. The provisional form of the regulation, China’s first on disciplining dereliction of duty, was released yesterday by the State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) and the Ministry of Supervision.