China's lawyers are hardly independent today, but a new regulation from the country's Ministry of Justice would require all attorneys to swear allegiance to the Communist Party before being granted a license to practice law.
China says that all new lawyers in China now have to take an oath of loyalty to the Communist Party. Some critics say the government is just dispensing with the fiction that it doesn't interfere with the rule of law.
Marco Werman talks with Wall Street Journal reporter Jeremy Page, about the story of Neil Heywood, a British man who was found dead in a hotel room in China last November. Chinese officials now say that they suspect Heywood was murdered.