China Law Blog did a post a few weeks back about English language blogs on Chinese law and last week I got some props from Black China Hand who talked about the number of lawyers writing blogs on China.
I have the utmost respect for the people on CLB's list who take the time to write blogs on Chinese law. While some of the people blogging are lawyers who use their blogs as a marketing tool, a number of excellent blogs are written by students. I am blown away by the quality of China Business Law Blog, all the posts are extremely in-depth analyses of Chinese law issues and are extremely educational. I cannot imagine myself taking the time to write such posts (instead of studying or going to a bar) back in my law school days.
My status as a lawyer has been kept on the down low since I started this blog, though from time to time I do touch on legal topics, but my recent back and forths with Chinese Lawyer Blog has sort of outted me, that's okay.
While I love the law and find Chinese law extremely interesting, I can't imagine using time away from the office to blog about legal issues. I deal with law enough in the office, I don't want to take it home with me. Therefore, while this blog touches on legal and political issues occasionally, the focus is still on my favorite extracurricular activities. Thus, the focus will remain on sports, art, brands, and (in the weeks to come) especially dining out. I would like to think that I can hit on some of the major happenings, the shops, the restaurants of Beijing, but its hard because I don't have the resources that City Weekend and That's Beijing have. There are a few helpers here, but we all have day jobs and this is only a labor of love.
Anyways, make sure to read those blogs if you want to know what's happening in Chinese law, but please also take the time to stop by here and find out what's happening on the ground in Beijing.