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George Washington University Law School

Thursday, December 7, 2006

Shaming sanctions in China

Here's an interesting news story on a recent parade of prostitutes and some of their customers through the streets of Shenzhen staged by the local police. What's interesting about it, among other things, is the controversy it has stirred up. According to the article, "[t]he All-China Women's Federation filed a formal protest to the ministry of public security, saying the parade was 'old-fashioned', 'damaging to social harmony', and 'an insult to all the women in China'."

Here's a longer article from the China Digital Times with many web links to Chinese press commentary.

For a review of the debate on shaming sanctions in the US (by a committed opponent), see this recent article by Dan Markel.

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All the more reason why the Cultural Revolution needs to be brought out into the open in China and actually discussed.

Posted by: China Law Blog | Dec 8, 2006 6:14:19 AM

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