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Over 4,500 poor families receive judicial assistance from procuratorates

A total of 4,792 poor families received judicial assistance from people's procuratorates from April to the end of 2018, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/7 17:09:49

China sees upsurge in copyright work registrations in 2018

China received more than 2.35 million new registrations for copyright works in 2018, up 17.48 percent than the previous year, China Press Publication Radio Film and Television Journal reported Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/6 16:35:23

China makes filing lawsuits easier

Chinese courts nationwide have registered about 64.9 million cases since a registration system was introduced to ease filing procedures in 2015, according to a white paper released by the Supreme People's Court (SPC).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/3 22:22:41

Young people turning to banned stimulants to deal with study pressure

Tian Jing (pseudonym), a high-school graduate from North China, did not know what “smart pills” were when she took them for the first time. She only tried them because her mother told her they could improve her exam performance.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/27 17:53:40

Top legislator deliberates work report with lawmakers

Li Zhanshu, chairman of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, joined fellow lawmakers to deliberate the committee's 2018 work report at a bimonthly legislative session Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/27 4:54:34

61 seal cubs rescued from poachers

A total of 100 poached spotted seal cubs have been found by local villagers in a reserve in Dalian, Northeast China's Liaoning Province.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/26 18:53:41

Xi highlights favorable legal environment for reform, development, stability

President Xi Jinping on Monday called for efforts to create a favorable legal environment for China's reform, development and stability.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/26 1:14:28

Investigation on alleged misconduct by supreme court wrapped up

The investigation into alleged misconduct in the trials of two civil cases heard by the Supreme People's Court (SPC) was completed, said a statement from an investigation team Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/22 23:25:32

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