South China Morning Post

“The concept of liuzhi is of concern because it seems to extend the features of shuanggui [a Communist Party disciplinary measure] to non-party persons, denying such persons the limited protections of the Criminal Procedure Law during the course of an investigation for criminal liability,” said Lester Ross, a lawyer in the Beijing office of American law firm WilmerHale and a former head of the American Chamber of Commerce in China’s policy committee.

“This should be of concern to citizens of China as well as citizens of foreign countries and their employers.”