Tag Archives: local government

The Irony of the ‘My Father is Li Gang’ Case

February 1, 2011

After all is said and done, I find it interesting that the case of Li Qiming, who was found guilty of manslaughter last week, became famous for something that never actually happened. The kid ran over two people, killing one, and then tried to use the name of his famous father to avoid prosecution. Well, [...]

China’s People’s Congresses: No Longer Rubber Stamps

May 6, 2010

Clients and colleagues can tell you that one issue that crops up in 90% of my first-time client meetings, and 100% of those that involve IP enforcement, is federalism. Specifically, I like my clients to know right away that the Chinese government, despite its authoritarian aspects, is not a monolithic body with tight control over [...]