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Chinese Lawyers Not Allowed to Represent Victims of Fatal Train Crash

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 31, 2011


China is having a rough go of it. Since the Olympics yanked the blanket of secrecy from this place, it is now more obvious then ever that they have some serious challenges. I am not saying they need to democratize, for I now wonder and doubt if they could really handle it, but maybe they could do things differently.
The problem is that the system is set up as it was thousands of years ago. Historically one little fat man owned all the land, all the pigs and all the people, and now its 9 little fat men, so in a sense, I guess you can say China has advanced.
One area they are weak is the issue of hum rghts… but this may not only be a China thing. As a matter of fact, the notion of ‘asian values’, is a concept that economic growth comes first and then they worry about these people as humans.
I guess we will have to see how that manifests itself in China. Oh yeah, the reason for the post is that Chinese authorities have told the lawyers of the people who died in the wenzhou train crash not to represent the victims….damn I am sooooo happy I was not born here
story here
http://news.yahoo.com/china-lawyers-told-not-rail-crash-cases-141719308.html

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