CHINA >> Law

Shanghai cracks down on mafia-style crime

Police in Shanghai arrested 1,017 suspects involved in mafia-style activities last year as the city stepped up its crackdown on gang crimes.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/16 15:43:55

Shanghai sets up bankruptcy court

A special court to handle bankruptcy cases was set up in Shanghai on Friday, according to local authorities.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/1 17:20:53

Man in Gansu sentenced to 5 years for illegally publishing 9,750 books

A farmer in Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture, Northwest China's Gansu Province, has been sentenced to five years in prison for illegal business operations after he printed more than 9,000 illegal books.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/30 18:08:40

China's property tax plan could emerge for 2019: top expert

China's long-delayed plan to collect property tax, one of the country's biggest efforts to curb a swelling real estate market, could make headway this year, according to a top tax law expert in China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/22 0:01:54

Mainland, Hong Kong sign judicial assistance arrangement

The Supreme People's Court (SPC) Friday signed a document with the Department of Justice of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) government on judicial assistance over civil and commercial matters.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/18 18:10:12

China arrests more than 1 mln suspects in 2018

China's procuratorate authorities approved and decided on the arrests of more than 1.05 million suspects in 2018, according to a national meeting of procurator-generals on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/18 9:44:31

Sentence appropriate on Canadian drug smuggler, does not violate principle

Canadian drug smuggler Robert Lloyd Schellenberg's death penalty enjoys broad support from the Chinese public and legal experts insist that the sentence is appropriate and does not violate the principle of no additional punishment on appeal.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/15 22:18:40

China's top procuratorate restructures

China's Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) has undergone a major restructuring to improve its work, especially to ensure professional criminal prosecution, top SPP officials said at a press conference Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/4 9:35:21

Lawmakers call for more effective record review of laws, regulations

Chinese legislators called for a more effective record review system to better avoid defects in laws and regulations while hearing a report on the record review Saturday. The report by the legislative work committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee was delivered at a week-long bimonthly session of the NPC Standing Committee that ended Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/30 21:43:15

Top court begins investigations into $15 billion missing mining rights case files

China's Supreme People's Court announced on Saturday that it has started an investigation into the missing files of a mining rights case involving over 100 billion yuan ($15 billion), after the disclosure made by former TV host Cui Yongyuan stirred a wave on social media.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/30 14:50:03

Lawmakers call for improved laws to enhance marine protection

Chinese lawmakers on Thursday urged improving relevant laws and regulations on marine environmental protection.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/28 18:41:37

China's review of laws, regulations "sharp tool" for combating pollution: report

Legislative and administrative authorities' review of regulatory documents on record this year has been a "sharp tool" for combating pollution, said a report submitted on Monday for review at a bimonthly session of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/25 17:11:03

All 7,139 suggestions by China's top legislature at 2018 session handled

All 7,139 suggestions submitted by deputies to the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) during this year's session in March have been handled, according to the NPC Standing Committee.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/25 17:08:29

China's customs seize 91,600 tonnes of smuggled waste

China's customs authority seized 91,600 tonnes of illegal trash imports Wednesday in its latest round of crackdown against "foreign garbage."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/20 9:50:03

Red Notice fugitive returns to China

Another of China's most wanted graft fugitives returned to China Friday, according to an official source.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/14 13:36:26

China calls for maritime rule of law, sustainable development for oceans

All countries must jointly promote maritime rule of law and sustainable development of the oceans, a Chinese envoy to the United Nations (UN) said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/12 16:04:03

China improves IPR legal protection

China has been improving the legal protection of intellectual property rights (IPR), according to a press conference of the State Council Information Office (SCIO) on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/12 9:25:12

Chinese police bust cross-border fraud syndicate, detaining 132 suspects

Chinese police have detained 132 suspects for allegedly committing more than 2,000 cross-border medical frauds in nationwide raids since April, the Ministry of Public Security announced Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/6 14:30:41