- Jim Hatch
- Nov 13, 2014
It is natural for many commentaries on Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's recent visit to China to focus on human rights. But when discussing China, the West must always be careful about bias. At a press conference with Harper, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said, "China is a country under rule of law, and there is clear stipulation in Chinese constitutional law that human rights must be respected and protected." That comment generated more than a few Western scoffs. But the fact remains that Chinese leaders do care about law and order.
Ivey Professor Jim Hatch and Fengli Mu discuss why the West needs to better understand law and order in China.