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An American in China

Foxes Guarding the Hen House

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 8, 2011


I read something, I think from the Richard McGregor book, (The Party, The Secret World of China’s Communist Party, that in China) crimes can only be investigated by one’s superior or their superiors. As China has no independent judiciary or Senate or Congress to maintain a system of checks and balances like the US, this means that the 8 or 9 most powerful members of China’s Communist party, have no one to whom they are held accountable nor who can check up on their actions. The author concluded that these people are totally and completely above the law.

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