A gay man who was invited to be on Kalam Nawaem feared for his life and was interviewed by phone instead. While a gay man has still not appeared on the program, a famous actor who plays a gay character in the film The Yacoubian Building was a guest in 2007.
Lawyers rely on local officials to renew their licenses from year to year. It's one of the reasons taking on cases against officials and state-linked companies can be a risky business. Ran Tong accepts the cases other lawyers won't touch. (4 minutes)
by Benjamin Liebman. Over the past decade, China's Communist Party leadership has embraced law to an unprecedented degree. China's leaders view creating a fair and effective legal system as crucial to their own legitimacy.
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