August 5, 2005
ABA comments on draft Anti-Monopoly Law - follow-up
Both the original April 2005 ABA comments on the draft Anti-Monopoly Law and its July 2005 supplementary comments are now available both in English and in Chinese translation on the Chinalaw website here.
August 4, 2005
Watch out, Milli Vanilli
I have just run across the State Council's Regulations on the Administration of For-Profit Performances (营业性演出管理条例), issued July 7, 2005 and effective as of September 1, 2005. Among other things, lip-synching is now prohibited, and punishable by a fine of up to 100,000 yuan (see Articles 29 and 47).
Since witty sarcasm is very hard to pull off successfully, I'm just going to report this one without comment.
August 2, 2005
New ABA comments on draft Anti-Monopoly Law
I previously announced the availability of the Joint Submission of the American Bar Association’s Sections of Antitrust Law, Intellectual Property Law and International Law on the Proposed Anti-Monopoly Law of the People’s Republic of China (May 19, 2005), available here. This group has supplemented that submission with Proposed Revisions to Selected Articles of The April 8, 2005 Revised Draft of The Anti-Monopoly Law of the People’s Republic of China (July 29, 2005), available in Chinese and in English.
Thanks to Yee Wah Chin for providing these links.
August 1, 2005
August issue of CECC newsletter now available
The August issue of the newsletter of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China is now available; there's a link at the CECC's home page. As regular readers may know, I think this newsletter is a high-quality product and recommend it.
July 31, 2005
China's legal system in transition: Cohen testimony before CECC
People often ask me where they can find a good, short summary of China's legal system and some of the problems it faces. I can now direct them to the statement of Prof. Jerome Cohen (NYU Law School) before the Congressional-Executive China Commission at its hearing on Law in Political Transitions: Lessons From East Asia and the Road Ahead for China. I also highly recommend the statement of Prof. John Ohnesorge (University of Wisconsin Law School), which reflects on the relevance of the South Korean experience to issues of Chinese legal and political reform.