by Susan Finder, J.D., LLM
"Zhang Jiantian, former Central Military Commission (CMC) Legislative Affairs Commission official (and former military judge), and currently a professor at the China University of Political Science and Law, set out his thinking on the problems of the military courts and how they should be reformed earlier this month on the Chinese national court website (and the People's Court Daily). His views appear on this blog for the second time. In this article, he provides the world outside the gated Chinese military legal community a window into the issues confronting the reform of Chinese military justice. Professor Zhang notes that although in name Chinese military courts appear to be courts established in the PLA and People's Armed Police, in reality they are a department of the military political authorities, which has created a whole set of problems:
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