From time to time, I write on Chinese military legal developments, an outgrowth of my interest in one of the few Chinese courts without a internet presence, the military courts. I recently published an article on the military legal reform document published earlier this year (full text not available), looking at some of the related academic discussions and relating it back to the 4th Plenum Decision and the 4th Five Year Judicial Reform Plan. I would welcome any comments or corrections any readers might have.
The Supreme People’s Court Observer contributed a post to the Global Military Justice Reform blog. It looks at the improvements that Chinese military experts see as necessary to improve military law as a part of the government’s plans for reforming and modernizing China’s national defense establishment and People’s Liberation Army. The post sets out the issues involved.