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An American in China

China’a Communists and the Courts

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 28, 2011


Excerpt from here:

“Legal experts say that even though Communist Party leaders down the line have ultimate control over the police, the prosecutors and the courts, they face mounting internal pressure and incentives to quash threats to stability at the grass-roots level, often making it more expedient to circumvent the legal system with highly intrusive surveillance or temporary disappearances.”

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