I recently published a short article on the Perspectives blog of the New York University School of Law U.S. -Asia Law Institute, with the same name as this post, linked here. The Perspectives blog has posted a PDF version, and I am reposting it here for the convenience of some blog readers. I have finished a long version of the article which I am now amending. The research on which this article is based draws on discussions with many persons who cannot be thanked by name and others who will be whenever the longer version is published. I particularly appreciate those knowledgeable persons who have shared their insights with me over the many years it has taken to write the longer version.
About a year ago, I published an article on the same blog, entitled Why I Research China’s Supreme People’s Court. The PDF version is available here.
Many thanks to Katherine Wilhelm, Executive Director of the U.S. -Asia Law Institute, for her skillful editing of both articles.