Chinese Law Prof Blog

Editor: Donald C. Clarke
George Washington University Law School

Friday, April 28, 2006

Yahoo! cited yet again in judgment against Internet dissident

The text of the 2003 judgment of the Beijing First Intermediate People's Court against Wang Xiaoning has recently come to light. To quote from the Human Rights in China press release:

Among the evidence against Wang cited in the judgment is information provided by Yahoo! Holdings (Hong Kong) Ltd. stating that Wang’s “aaabbbccc“ Yahoo! Group was set up using the mainland China-based email address Yahoo! Holdings (Hong Kong) Ltd. also confirmed that the email address, through which Wang sent messages to the Group, was a mainland China-based account. The judgment does not indicate whether Yahoo! Holdings (Hong Kong) Ltd. or Yahoo! China (which is now operated by mainland-based provided specific information regarding Wang’s identity.

For the text of the judgment (supplied by HRIC), click here.

April 28, 2006 in News - Chinese Law | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

The law and economics of the Beijing taxi industry

For those who are interested in such things, here's an interesting article on the economics of the Beijing taxi industry and some of the laws (primarily, the law requiring the taxi business to be undertaken by companies, not individuals, thus providing rents to those companies that get permission) behind it.

April 25, 2006 in Commentary, News - Chinese Law | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, April 24, 2006

Web site for Chinese legal history studies in Japan

Xiexhi1_1I was searching for on-line images of the xiezhi (獬豸), the mythical Chinese beast that identified the guilty in criminal proceedings by butting them, when I ran across this interesting web site maintained by Terada Hiroaki (寺田浩明) of Kyoto University Law School for the dissemination of information relating to Chinese legal history studies in Japan. Among other things, it includes a link to an electronic on-line edition of the Du Li Cun Yi (读例存疑), Xue Yunsheng's famous annotation of the Qing Code and substatutes.

Speaking of the xiezhi, it's interesting to note that this is pretty much the extent of the use of magic in the history of Chinese criminal procedure - and it's solely mythical. So far as is known, Chinese criminal procedure has never had any use for magical procedures such as the dunking of witches or other forms of trial by ordeal.

April 24, 2006 in Research Resources | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Pu Zhiqiang joins blogosphere

Attorney Pu Zhiqiang, previously profiled here, has now started a blog. Click here for a look.

April 23, 2006 in People and Institutions | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)