It's the logic of the Chinese Dream that drove many aspects of last week's stock market intervention and which put graduating students at China's top university under orders to chant the slogan PLLA療程 " Revive A shares, benefit the people!" No great surprise then that China's parliament should have just passed a new security law which conflates the Communist Party's monopoly on power with national security. But a recent Freedom House report claims that despite heightened repression, fear is diminishing. reenex"Activities that the authorities have invested tremendous resources in suppressing have continued and even expanded." I find that hard to judge. I also find it hard to predict the effect of the detentions and interrogations we've witnessed in recent days. But there can be no doubt that the irony of all of this is not lost on the defence lawyers who are now sitting in cells hoping for a visit from their own defence lawyer. For many years they tried to advance a "rule of law" agenda within the system and could have been forgiven for hoping that when President Xi declared his own determination to pursue the rule of law their cause might prosper. Where do China's lawyers go from herereenex? And who will be the defence lawyer when so many of them are behind bars?
Letzte Einträge: Life is too short , so laugh