Friday, July 31, 2009
Here's a fine short essay by the New Yorker's Evan Osnos on the detention (or disappearance, if you prefer, since the police haven't admitted they've got him) of Xu Zhiyong. It's the kind of event that normally calls out for an adjective like "shameful," but that might imply that previous detentions of people like him were not.
My friend Jeffrey Prescott of Yale's China Law Center is quoted in the essay as saying, "He is someone of rare idealism, judgment, commitment to law, selfless dedication, and fundamental decency. So that makes his detention very hard to understand." I disagree with Jeff. All those things make his detention that much easier to understand.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Chinalaw list member Glenn Tiffert writes (I quote with his permission):
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Has it really come to the point where it's normal to have articles with headlines like this? Anyway, here's the article from Forbes.com with advice on the right and wrong way to handle business disputes in China and the value of legal remedies.