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Monday, February 15, 2010

Feng Zhenghu returns home

Feng Zhenghu, the Chinese human rights activist who camped out at Narita Airport in Tokyo for over three months to protest the refusal of Chinese authorities to allow him back to China, has returned to Shanghai. Here's the Washington Post story. In a moment of no doubt unintended irony, the mayor of Shanghai, Han Zheng, is said to have commented apropos of Feng's case that all those entering the country had to abide by Chinese laws and regulations. Apparently those guarding the entry gates, however, do not; no legal basis for refusing him entry was ever to my knowledge proffered by the government. If readers can think of any, please let me know in the comments.

February 15, 2010 in News - Chinese Law, People and Institutions | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Chinese legal history quotation of the week

As for the "ling-ch'ih," otherwise called the "slow and painful," or "slicing process," my friend said it was "really not so bad as people thought ...."

Sir Henry Evan Murchison James, The Long White Mountain: A Journey in Manchuria (1888), p. 158.

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