Tag Archives: justice

Heard on Weibo – 10/30 – 11/05


This week we continue to follow the Free Guangcheng movement (自由光诚), even though some of the more vocal Weibo accounts have been shut down, and nearly all CGC avatars wiped out.  We also offer items about increasing number of false … Continue reading

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Chinese legal practices, and the concept of “justice”


After looking at the effects of Weibo on the Chinese justice system yesterday, I thought it was important to take a closer look. The Chinese Courts Until 1949 there was very little litigation in China. If someone wronged you, you … Continue reading

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Weibo – Chinese Democracy or Mob Rule?


People’s daily and other state news sources have been pointing to the influence of Weibo as a sign of China’s shift toward democracy (here and here), but is social media really creating a more just China? Note: Weibo is a … Continue reading

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