Law and Politics in China

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Ira Belkin, Executive Director of the U.S. Asia Law Institute at New York University School of Law and a program officer on law and rights at the Ford Foundation in Beijing, and Jerome Cohen, Professor at NYU Law School and a senior fellow for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, discuss whether there is a chasm between law and the rule of law in China and look at the relationship between politics and law in China.


Ira Belkin and Jerome Cohen

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John Coppola from Mount Vernon

I have been many times to Beijing, my wife is from there and I have studied Chinese modern history. Many of the things your guests are saying here are biased, politically charged and slanted. This is more like Communist China bashing than anything else. Bo Xilai had many arrested beaten and jailed without real cause or evidence when he was Mayor of Chongqing not Chengdu. He overstepped his power as a mayor according to anyones common sense appraisal of justice and limits of power. By the way the Communist Party runs the government of China because it is the only political party existing there. It is also it is the Party that has led the economic growth of the country in recent decades the fastest growth of any economy in modern history.

Nov. 14 2012 12:25 PM

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