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People's Justice

Author: Jerome A. Cohen, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Asia Studies
June 25, 2009
South China Morning Post


A discreet struggle is taking place in mainland China over justice, law and governance. A rising, confident country is asking itself what kind of legal system best suits its "national circumstances". A "socialist rule of law with Chinese characteristics" is an attractive political slogan, but troubling to many Chinese legal specialists. What should it mean in practice?

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