June 10th, 2012
As China’s Communist Party elite prepare to select the country’s leadership for the coming decade, to what extent does concern for the rule of law affect their deliberations? Will the successor to Zhou Yongkang, the Politburo Standing Committee member who controls the legal system, favor continuing lawless repression or seek to subject both Party and government to the law on the books that is often ignored in practice?
China is wholly involved in the political and economic life of Burma’s would-be breakaway border state of Kachin, at both high and low levels.
Just read some really thoughtful blog posts on being a foreigner in China, by bloggers who ought to know.