Keith Hand is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Prior to joining the UC Hastings faculty, he served as Beijing Director and Senior Fellow at the Yale Law School China Law Center and as Senior Counsel to the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. He is the author of “Resolving Constitutional Disputes in Contemporary China” (University of Pennsylvania East Asia Law Review, 2012).
In recent years, China’s commitment to “rule in accordance with law” has been called into question as Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leaders have intensified the politicization of legal institutions, de-emphasized
Starting last September, a protest in Wukan village made world headlines. After months of tension, thousands of villagers angry over the seizure of their land, inadequate compensation and the death
The opening line was short but dramatic: “With Rule of Law Day fast approaching, we renew our call: abolish the reeducation through labor system.” So wrote a group of nearly