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Trains and Corruption in China, Part II

Posted by: Laney Zhang

We do not ride on the railroad; it rides upon us. — Henry David Thoreau, Walden (1854). In 2011, I wrote a guest post on the topic of trains and corruption when China‘s then Minister of Railways, Mr. Liu Zhijun, was removed from office for taking bribes relating to rail construction projects, in particular the …

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Supreme Court of China, 99 Years Ago

Posted by: Laney Zhang

While looking through the Law Library of Congress’s collection of a set of valuable Chinese judicial gazettes from the Minguo (or Republican) Period (1912-1949), I came across a picture of the Supreme Court (da li yuan) of China that was taken in 1913, ninety-nine years ago. So what functions did these nine men in the …

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China’s One Child Policy

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

In my previous post, which I wrote as a guest blogger (before I had the privilege of joining the club – AKA the Law Library’s blog team), I spoke about the awesome Law Library of Congress tradition known as Power Lunch.  I recently attended a Power Lunch talk on China’s family planning policy (commonly known as …

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A View of the World from China – Pic of the Week

Posted by: Andrew Weber

Last week we were fortunate to have a guest post by Laney Zhang, our Chinese Foreign Law Specialist.  This Pic of the Week comes from inside her office.  It is the map she has displayed with a China-centric perspective.  Not surprisingly, it is similar to Kelly’s Pacific-centered map from New Zealand (aside from the addition …

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Trains and Corruption in China

Posted by: Laney Zhang

The corruption of government officials in China, as in a number of other countries, is a major concern and attempts to investigate and prosecute instances of corruption can generate a lot of public attention – particularly if a senior official or significant project is the subject of the investigation.  This has been the case with …