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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

人民法院报微博煽动人民“推墙”?左派惊呼下删文 (Did the People’s Court News’ weibo incite people to “push the wall”? Leftists alarmed as post is deleted)
Radio France Internationale, May 13, 2015中国/20150513-人民法院报微博煽动人民“推墙”?左派惊呼下删文/

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People’s Court News, May 11, 2015
[Good evening friends] We’ll encounter different kinds of wall. We push the wall 10 times, it doesn’t collapse. We push the wall 100 times, it doesn’t collapse. Even if we push it 1,000 or 10,000 times, it still doesn’t collapse. The wall will not collapse—but in pushing it forcefully, our muscles will be strengthened, and we will become more powerful human beings. That the wall doesn’t collapse shouldn’t be our excuse for being weak. –Cai Kangyong


Police torture in China still routine despite reforms: rights group
Reuters, May 12, 2015

Tiger Chairs and Cell Bosses: police torture of criminal suspects in China
Human Rights Watch, May 13, 2015

Conviction rates count more in Chinese justice than innocence
The New York Times, May 12, 2015

Tibetan father and son are assaulted by police in Driru
Radio Free Asia, May 12, 2015

错案警示五年坚守防范底线 (In 5th annual review of wrongful cases, more than 100 Henan judges commit to upholding justice)
Legal Daily, May 11, 2015

临漳民调筑牢农村法治防线 (Dispute mediation in Linzhang County, Hebei, strengthens rule of law in rural areas)
Legal Daily, May 12, 2015


People's Mediation Law of the People's Republic of China
The National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China