The Supreme People’s Court Observer contributed another post to the Global Military Justice Reform blog. It commented on an article in the July 9, 2014 edition of the South China Morning Post. The newspaper article quoted several retired PLA officers on the subject of greater transparency for the Chinese military courts, advocating General Xu Caihou (see this earlier post) be tried publicly. The blogpost expressed the view of the Supreme People’s Court Observer that bringing transparency to the Chinese military courts will be a long-term enterprise, and something unlikely to happen in the short term. The analysis in the post listed several possibly relevant factors.