Fulbright Publication: 3rd China Arbitration Conference

View Media By: C. Mark Baker , Jeffrey A. Blount , Jie Zhang , Richard Hill and James Rogers Following the success of Fulbright's 2007 and 2009 China Arbitration Conferences, we held our third China Arbitration Conference in Beijing this October. This half-day conference addressed a range...

China sentences activist to 10 years over writings

BEIJING (AP) - A court has sentenced a democracy activist in central China to 10 years' imprisonment for subversion, a family member said Thursday. It's the third lengthy jail term handed down to a dissident in less than a month. Li Tie was sentenced by a court in Wuhan city to Full version...

Merkel unhappy China blocked lawyer from meeting

BEIJING (AP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed regret Saturday that Chinese police blocked a human rights lawyer from meeting her and said the Communist government should have the confidence to allow dissent. The lawyer, Mo Shaoping, said Beijing police told him Full version (available...

Chinese dissident sentenced to 7 years over poem

BEIJING (AP) - A Chinese court has sentenced a dissident writer to seven years in prison over a poem he wrote urging his countrymen to gather at a public square, a human rights group said Friday. The hefty sentence comes ahead of next week's Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers...

China detains hundreds of Tibetans, group says

BEIJING (AP) - China has detained and forced into re-education classes hundreds of Tibetans who went to India to receive religious instruction from the Dalai Lama, a U.S.-based human rights group said. It is the first time since the late 1970s that Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers...

Chinese police may have power to disappear people

BEIJING (AP) - China is preparing to overhaul a key criminal law amid public confusion and some dread over whether the government is about to give police the legal authority to disappear people. At issue is an amendment to the criminal procedure law that would allow police to Full version (available...

China to restrict secret detentions on paper

BEIJING (AP) - China's authoritarian government is restricting the police's power to secretly detain people, at least on paper, announcing stricter revisions to a key criminal law Thursday after a wave of public complaints. Scholars welcomed the changes, saying they will offer Full version...

Chinese Attorney Loyalty Oath Abandons Rule of Law

Some members of the legal profession take for granted that the license to practice law is a grant of permission to do so by the government. In countries where the rule of law is paramount, there would be public outrage if one's political ideology became the litmus test for obtaining a license...

China to phase out prisoner organ donation

BEIJING (AP) - China will abolish the transplanting of organs from executed prisoners within five years and try to spur more citizens to donate, a top health official says. Rights groups call transplants from condemned prisoners a Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers)

Chinese housing activist is jailed for unruly acts

BEIJING (AP) - A Chinese activist who has fought for the rights of people forcibly evicted from their homes was sentenced by a Beijing court Tuesday to two years and eight months in jail for unruly behavior and fraud. Ni Yulan, a veteran activist left disabled by Full version (available to lexis...

Fang Lizhi, who inspired Chinese dissidents, dies

BEIJING (AP) - Fang Lizhi, one of China's best-known dissidents whose speeches inspired student protesters throughout the 1980s, has died in the United States, where he fled after China's 1989 military crackdown on the pro-democracy movement. He was 76. Once China's leading astrophysicist...

Rights group: US asylum likely for China dissident

BEIJING (AP) - U.S. and Chinese officials are ironing out a deal to secure American asylum for a blind Chinese legal activist who fled house arrest, with an agreement likely before Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers)

China tightens restrictions on activist's family

BEIJING (AP) - Authorities in the hometown of activist Chen Guangcheng have notched up restrictions on members of his extended family while he awaits permission in Beijing to travel abroad under an agreement between China and the U.S. Chen Guangcheng's brother and sister-in-law have been Full...

Chinese Merger Control Law is Fusion in its Approach

Excerpt: We often hear about how China's merger review "diverges" from other jurisdictions, most recently in reaction to conditional approvals of the Seagate/Samsung and Western Digital/Hitachi mergers. But China's MOFCOM is merely doing its homework. Similar to "fusion"...

Human Rights Violations Served With Tea

Imagine you were born the child of a tea plucker on a plantation in India. Your parents are functional illiterates who work long hours for less than USD $2 per day to feed the family. If your family is lucky, you will be able to eat just enough to live but remain malnourished. If one of the unfortunate...

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei barred from court

BEIJING (AP) - Police barred artist Ai Weiwei from a hearing on his company's lawsuit against Beijing tax authorites and blocked filming at the courthouse Wednesday as part of an intimidation campaign against the outspoken government critic. Ai told reporters that police had ordered him to Full...

Chinese housing activist cleared of fraud

BEIJING (AP) - A Chinese appeals court Friday threw out a fraud conviction against a rights activist who has fought on behalf of people forcibly evicted from their homes, but it upheld a separate conviction against Ni Yulan for causing Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers)

China to reform much-criticized labor camp system

BEIJING (AP) - China's government is working on reforms to its system of imprisoning people in labor camps without trial, a senior judicial official said Tuesday. The comments were the firmest indication that after years of debate the government is preparing to revise but not Full version (available...

China hauls away activists in congress crackdown

BEIJING (AP) - During her 30-hour train journey to Beijing, Wang Xiulan ducked into bathrooms whenever the conductors checked IDs. Later, as she lay low in the outskirts of the capital, unidentified men caught her in a nighttime raid and hauled her to a police station. She assumed a fake identity...

China begins phasing out prisoner organs next year

BEIJING (AP) - China will start phasing out its reliance on organs from executed prisoners for transplants early next year as a new national donation system is implemented, a government-appointed expert has Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers)

Symposium: China Institute of International Antitrust and Investment, March 21-22, Beijing China

The China Institute of International Antitrust and Investment (CIIAI) was established in March 2012 by the China University of Political Science and Law, each of which is based in Beijing, with the goals of promoting due process and transparency in antitrust proceedings, as well as the adoption of...

An Analysis of the Conflict in Chinese Property Law: Eminent Domain Powers versus Real Property Rights

by Dr. Fang Ye This article, written by a partner at a Shanghai, China, law firm, covers eminent domain powers and real property rights in China. It discusses the public interest requirement in land-taking laws in China, the exercise of eminent domain powers in China, and the illegal taking of property...

Analysis of Conflicts Between Land Zoning Power and Land Development Right in China

by Dr. Fang Ye This article, written by a partner at a Shanghai, China, law firm, covers the conflicts between land zoning power and land development rights in China. It discusses the structure and legal attributes of the land zoning power in China, whether development rights in China are public or...

DLA Piper: Tougher Product Liability Provisions Following The Release Of Long-awaited Amendments To Consumer Rights And Interests Protection Law In China

By Sammy Fang and Moore Lu Download PDF The rise of consumerism in China over the past ten years, accompanied by huge increases in domestic consumption, has spurred greater regulatory enforcement in the area of product liability, as well as greater willingness by consumers to seek legal remedies in...

Goldberg Segalla LLP on The Rise and Implications of the Chinese Insurance Industry

by Daniel W. Gerber and Richard J. Ahn This commentary discusses the headway that Chinese insurers have made in their short history of existence, the implications of the rising Chinese insurance industry, and the potential they have on insurers and practitioners globally. This commentary was prepared...