Jun 18

Seeking television justice in China

Written by guest on Thursday, June 18th, 2009 at 12:44 pm
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According to this BBC News segment titled “Seeking television justice in China”


In China, if you fall out with a neighbour or a relative over money or property it can be hard to find anyone to help you resolve the dispute.

Often people feel the justice system does not have any answers for them, it is not geared up to deal with small claims, and many ordinary Chinese do not really understand where else they can go for help

So people try to appeal to a different kind of justice, the court of public opinion.

The show airs on a Shanghai TV station seven nights a week with different “mediators”, as they prefer to be called, in charge.

Is this a kind of social innovation, among others, emerging from China? Will the same approach work in a western country? Please air your opinion

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