Law: Bringing Justice to China

Starting from scratch will not be easy for the new regime

No law, no heaven" is an old Chinese way of describing lawlessness.

China's new rulers might put it more practically: no law, no Four Modernizations program to improve agriculture, industry, defense, and science and technology. "It is essential to strengthen the socialist legal system if we are to bring great order across the land," says Chairman Hua Kuo-feng. That means assuring bureaucrats, intellectuals and skilled workers essential to China's development that they will not be summarily sent off to the rice paddies or driven to...

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