After four decades of legal reforms in China, "rule of law" has become a term commonly used in dialogues between European and Chinese counterparts. But if we omit the subject and object of the term this creates confusion. For any legal system, the most basic question should be: Who is rule of law meant to serve?
As nationalistic Chinese internet youth rallied on a popular message board to plan an attack on media and platforms outside China's Great Firewall to oppose demonstrations in Hong Kong, they invoked disturbing notes from Germany's past.
Thanks to a growing network of sites in Europe catering to Chinese demand for Communism-themed attractions, it is now possible to tour beyond China’s borders and never leave the Chinese political context. Welcome to the world of international red tourism.