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Power versus Law in Modern ChinaCities, Courts, and the Communist Party$
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Qiang Fang and Xiaobing Li

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780813173931

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813173931.001.0001

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The Legal Asymmetry

(p.175) Conclusion
Power versus Law in Modern China

Qiang Fang

Xiaobing Li

University Press of Kentucky

The Conclusion highlights the main arguments in each chapter and uses “the legal asymmetry” to demonstrate the inequality of law between citizens and powerful officials. While local officials could violate law at will without fear of being punished, ordinary people had to adopt mainly legal methods to defend their legal rights. It is because the law is under control of political power and there is no the rule of law.

Keywords:   Legal asymmetry, the rule of law, judicial reform

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