C. David Lee

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This Article argues for an expanded role for domestic nongovernmental organizations (VGOs) in reforming the legal system of the People's Republic of China. It presents case studies of eight Chinese NGOs to illustrate ways in which nongovernmental efforts can complement official efforts to create a stable, effective legal regime. In particular, it identifies five goals for legal reform and then examines the contributions the profiled NGOs have made toward these goals. This Article also examines the legal, political, and economic difficulties encountered by Chinese NGOs and discusses the parameters of NGO activity in a country where the government seeks to channel private initiative into support for state policies.

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