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9 minutes | 2 months ago
China's First Case over Facial Recognition—A Lot Left to Be Desired
Chinese law professor Guo Bing sued Hangzhou wildlife park for its compulsive use of facial recognition. The court ruled for Prof Guo based on the contract theory, but brushed off the "lawful, proper, and necessary" standard of personal information protection.
39 minutes | 5 months ago
WeChat Users' First Amendment Claim Against US Government—Talk with Prof Eugene Volokh
Professor Eugene Volokh from UCLA School of Law shared his expertise in discussing the WeChat users' First Amendment challenge to the US government's WeChat ban.
12 minutes | 6 months ago
TikTok Sued US Government for Banning It in the US
A White House executive order issued on August 6 seeks to ban transactions with TikTok and its Chinese parent company ByteDance. TikTok and ByteDance sued the government for misusing the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and violating the Fifth Amendment due process.
9 minutes | 8 months ago
Chinese Court Ruled Employer Can't Fire Its Transgender Employee
A Beijing appellate court held e-commerce company Dangdang can't fire its transgender employee for absence without official leave when she, with her direct supervisor's oral approval, took time off to undertake a sex reassignment surgery.
35 minutes | 8 months ago
Why Asians Should Support Black Lives Matter—Talk with APILSA Leader Constance Chan
UCLA APILSA leader Constance Chan talked about why the Asian Pacific Islander community should support the Black Lives Matter movement. Constance highlighted that the conversation is not a substitute for learning about racism issues directly from Black authors, Black activists, or experts in Asian-Black relations, and she recommended the following resources as a starting point:ArticlesThe real reasons the U.S. became less racist toward Asian AmericansDamaged Asian businesses show solidarity with Black Lives Matter protestersHow the killing of Latasha Harlins changed South L.A., long before Black Lives MatterWeChat Warriors in the Trial of Peter LiangYes, We Literally Mean Abolish the Police: Because Reform Won’t Happen: Books and movieThe New Jim Crow by Michelle AlexanderAsian American Studies Now: A Critical Reader by Jean WuJust Mercy by Bryan StevensonJust Mercy (movie)Slavery by Another Name by Douglas BlackmonHow to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. KendiStrangers from a Different Shore by Ronald TakakiThe Color of Success by Ellen WuOther resourcesUCLA APILSA: https://www.instagram.com/ucla_apilsa/?igshid=72vmx45d4x8aUCLA BLSA: https://www.instagram.com/uclablsa/?igshid=3p76gsv39xycLetters for Black Lives: https://lettersforblacklives.com/MPD150: https://www.mpd150.com/faq/?fbclid=IwAR2MOi34vAYzxPb7NyrGHuSyTEu1kESjLuEYkPSFIeV2Rs88YI-QFv0MGFACommunication between Chinese American parents and childrenYale students’ letter to the Chinese American community: https://chineseamerican.org/p/31571A Chinese American parent's response to the Yale students' letter: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/8VT8aUHDHcb-pmOIztwfFQA Harvard student's response to the Chinese American parent's letter: https://chineseamerican.org/p/31656
11 minutes | 9 months ago
Is Violence Ever Justifiable?
Steven Pinker, Tariq Ali, and Elif Sarican debatehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZItW8wPGiYTrevor Noah's reflection on the riots and looting amongst the Black Lives Matter protests https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4amCfVbA_cBail Funds sources (from copy and pasting):The Bail Project: is now bailing out protestors in cities where they have offices. https://bailproject.orgThe Colorado Freedom fund is now bailing out protestors in Denver. https://fundly.com/coloradofreedomColumbus Freedom Fund is now bailing out protestors in Columbus, Ohio. https://www.paypal.me/columbusfreedomfund Bail Fund bailing out protestors in Los Vegas, NV: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/vegasfreedomfundLos Angeles, CA Bail Fund organized by White People 4 Black Lives: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/wp4bl
8 minutes | 9 months ago
The Great Firewall of China
Some Chinese citizens have been punished for using VPN to circumvent the Great Firewall, an activity that was believed to be legal.
9 minutes | 9 months ago
China's Internet Courts: Courts in the New Normal?
China is ahead of America to move its courts online. Is this the way to go in the post-pandemic world?
12 minutes | 10 months ago
Contact Tracing Apps in Business Reopening
This episode overviews the contact tracing practice in various countries and the legal risks American businesses will face if they impose contact tracing apps on their employees
20 minutes | 10 months ago
Talk with Real Estate Finance Attorney William Ju
William Ju talked about his experience as a first-year associate practicing in the area of real estate finance, a business hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Legally trained in the U.S. and China and licensed to practice in CA and NY, William shared his thoughts on becoming a transactional attorney.
10 minutes | 10 months ago
U.S.-China Blame Game Continued: Missouri Kicked In
Missouri joined the blame game by suing China for its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it's highly unlikely that Missouri can get around sovereign immunity China enjoys under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.
37 minutes | 10 months ago
Racism and Fang Fang's Quarantine Diary—Talk with Zhang Zhening
UCLA Law student Zhang Zhening talked about his views of racism and Chinese writer Fang Fang's Wuhan quarantine Diary.
11 minutes | 10 months ago
Can you eat wild animals in China?
Since the COVID-19 outbreak, China has been blamed for its wildlife trade. Is the blame legit? How is China coping with it?
30 minutes | a year ago
Talk with Asia Law Organization Co-founder Adam Renth
A UCLA law student and co-founder of Asia Law Organization, Adam Renth shared his work experience in China, his thoughts on contemporary issues, and his perspectives of cross-border legal practice.
19 minutes | a year ago
U.S.-China Blame Game
U.S. government and Chinese government were each sued for allegedly mishandling or even creating the COVID-19 pandemic. How will the cases go?
24 minutes | a year ago
From Chinese Law School to U.S. Law School—Talk with Hannah Zhang
A top Chinese law school graduate and currently a UCLA Law student, Hannah Zhang joins Legal Teahouse to talk about her experience and observations in the two countries.
8 minutes | a year ago
Individual Rights in China's Nationwide Lockdown
China's nationwide lockdown has proved effective. Meanwhile, individual rights issues, including disproportionate compulsory measures and discrimination, are not to be neglected.
14 minutes | a year ago
Why did Chinese swimmer Sun Yang lose his doping case?
Chinese swimmer Sun Yang received an eight-year ban for refusing a sample collection. Court of Arbitration for Sport found the testing personnel had properly followed procedural requirements, and Sun had no compelling justifications to break the sample collection container. This case provides a typical example of Chinese approaches colliding with international rules. Sun gambled his career based on his reliance of Chinese sports bureaucracy. And his disrespectful attitude earned him the maximum sanction.
10 minutes | a year ago
Coronavirus Drug Patent Explained
American biotech firm Gilead Sciences’ Remdesivir appears to be the most promising drug against COVID-19. Yet Chinese entities are patenting the use of the drug and producing the drug without Gilead Sciences’ approval. Is there patent infringement?
9 minutes | a year ago
How is China handling donations amid the coronavirus outbreak?
Chinese authority is funneling all the public donations through five designated charities. Why is Chinese authority doing so? What is the legal basis for this measure? Is the measure efficient?Once slammed for its underperformance, Wuhan Red Cross is gradually catching up. Please see its announcement of overseas donation process here http://www.hbsredcross.org.cn/xxgk/4424.jhtml. The webpage can be translated into English in Chrome.
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