Why Chinese sidestep flawed system to challenge official punishments

To win over the public, the system needs to become more fair, professional and neutral, the experts say. PHOTO: AFP
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BEIJING (CAIXIN GLOBAL) - Five years after they got into a fistfight with a customer at their family's gas station in Gansu province, Huo Xiaodong and his brother Huo Xiaoming are still working to clear their names.

After the fight, county police handed the brothers an administrative penalty- which in their case involved a fine and a short stint behind bars.

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