Rule of Law in China: Progress in Paper or in Reality?
Beijing Normal University, College for Criminal Law Science, 100875, P.R. China
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Beijing Normal University
College for Criminal Law Science, 100875, P.R. China
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Received Date: May 13, 2014; Accepted Date: September 16, 2014,; Published Date: September 19, 2014
Citation: Jiang N (2014) Rule of Law in China: Progress in Paper or in Reality?. Intel Prop Rights 2:126. doi: 10.4172/2375-4516.1000126
Copyright: Jiang N, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Since 1991, China has officially published 61 white papers on human rights situation to express its achieved progress and potential commitment to Chinese society and the international community. Either on general undertakings or particular issues of human rights, such papers aim to defend its persistent policy and position against externals bodies’ criticisms on its human rights observance. This article will examine the possible distinct between China’s human rights promise in paper and its relevant situation in reality, mainly based on the rule-of-law sample of February 2008. It will be suggested that even if China has fully implemented its human rights obligations, the limited understanding of them as showed in the white papers may largely hinder its human rights progress at a substantive level. The sharp contrast between China’s promise and practice still exist as usual on its long march towards the rule of law.