Carl Minzner is a professor at Fordham Law School specializing in China law and governance. He is the author of “China’s Turn Against Law” (American Journal of Comparative Law, 2011) and co-author (with Wang Yuhua) of “The Rise of the Security State” (China Quarterly, forthcoming 2015).
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