Ji Li (Rutgers): Does Law Matter in China? An Empirical Study of a Limiting Case. John Wagner Givens (Louisville): Sleeping with Dragons? Politically Embedded Lawyers Suing the Chinese State. Roy L. Sturgeon (Tulane): China's Homegrown Free-Speech Tradition: Imperial Past and Modern Present and Post-Modern Future? Leaders discover that some transparency can help make society more stable. From Neiman Reports, a special issue on the state of journalism in China. Just how corrupt are these people? Amy Qin on deciphering the Chinese Communist Party's code for official misconduct. People born outside family-planning regulations are fighting to obtain legal documents that prove they exist. Why women’s rights in China are regressing: A review of Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China by Leta Hong Fincher. James Millward on China's two problems with the Uyghurs. From NYRB, Renee Xia and Perry Link on China: Detained to death; Jonathan Mirsky on Tiananmen: How wrong we were; Liao Yiwu on the tanks and the people; and “you won’t get near Tiananmen!”: Ian Johnson interviews Hu Jia on the continuing crackdown. “Flames in a mirror”: Mishi Saran on Tiananmen Square 25 years later (and more at The Wilson Quarterly). This 1989 speech is one of the most important in China's history — and only eight people have heard it. Tales of army discord show Tiananmen Square in a new light. Tiananmen Square 25th anniversary: Nick Holdstock on the day the world saw China's totalitarianism in action. I'm scared to discuss Tiananmen, and the Internet is partly to blame: For Chinese, living abroad isn't enough to escape online spooks. Twenty-five years after Tiananmen, China's repression is worse than ever.

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