Knowledge@SMU

Authors

Knowledge@SMU

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

6-2009

Abstract

Demonstrations can be a loud, disruptive, and sometimes destructive form of expression. Aside from provoking attention, most demonstrations fail to yield effective outcomes. In Southern China, the growing instances of labour protests have sparked governmental concerns. Though demonstrations are unlawful in the country, the Chinese government has resisted complete repression. Instead, they have been known to assist the protestors by facilitating favourable outcomes. This is referred to as a “street as a courtroom” phenomenon. Law professor Xin (Frank) He from the City University of Hong Kong explains this anomaly.

Disciplines

Law

Copyright Owner and Holder

Copyright © Singapore Management University 2012

Article ID

1218

Subject(s)

Law and Public Policy

Included in

Law Commons

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