Power versus Law in Modern ChinaCities, Courts, and the Communist Party

Power versus Law in Modern ChinaCities, Courts, and the Communist Party

Qiang Fang and Xiaobing Li

Print publication date: 2018

ISBN: 9780813173931

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

Abstract

Through detailed study on uniquely acquired legal cases in contemporary China, this book seeks to demonstrate the ways in which China’s legal system in the era of comprehensive reform and rapid economic growth and urbanization remains to be a tool of the Chinese Communist Party. As palpably shown in the four case studies, local party official in China used the law protect and advance their own personal interests at the expense of ordinary citizens, whose lack of power makes them unfortunate victims of a rigged legal system.