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Nine dead in NE China's Heilongjiang after eating homemade corn noodles

The last survivor of nine family members in Jixi of Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, who ate homemade corn noodles on October 5 and suffered food poisoning, died on Monday, Hongxing News reported.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/20 2:59:20

China mulls lowering criminal liability age from 14 to 12

A new draft amendment to China's Criminal Law stipulates that any person aged above 12 and below 14 who commits the crime of intentional homicide or intentional injury causing someone's death shall be subject to criminal responsibility upon approval by the Supreme People's Procuratorate, lowering the current criminal liability age of 14 to 12.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/14 0:46:46

Taiwan spies use cross-Straits exchanges, mainland think tank meetings to gather intelligence: sources

Taiwan's separatist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authority has increased its intelligence gathering activities against the Chinese mainland, and the state security agency of the mainland told the Global Times that two Taiwan spies have been detained in the mainland for providing intelligence about mainland officials, think tank experts and journalists to Taiwan intelligence agencies, and for prying the mainland's internal documents.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/13 19:09:15

Taiwan spy used Europe academic post to infiltrate mainland, harm China-Europe ties: sources

Sources in the Chinese mainland's state security agency recently provided details to the Global Times of the case against a Taiwan spy who used his academic post in Europe as a cover to collect intelligence, recruit mainland personnel to become Taiwan spies, and sow discord between the People's Republic of China (PRC) and other nations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/12 19:10:38

China deals with 64,000 of corruption involving mafia-like groups: law enforcement agency

China has stepped up its efforts to protect people's security and maintain social stability by eliminating the country's mafia-like organizations and “protective umbrellas” that shelter criminal gangs, a news conference stated on Wednesday in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/19 19:01:00

China's first stem cell trading case concludes with void contract declared in Shanghai

A court in Shanghai passed a stem cell trading case at the second trial on Tuesday, declaring void a contract worth 1.05 million yuan ($150,990) held between a biotech company and individual customer.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/12 13:55:45

National flags to fly in more HK venues as amendments to national flag and emblem laws apply to SAR

Chinese lawmakers backed the amendment to the National Flag Law and the National Emblem Law at an ongoing session of the National People's Congress Standing Committee on Sunday, with the aim of fostering a stronger atmosphere of patriotism in society.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/10 10:41:40

Security laws common and effective in tackling down terrorists in Western countries

Every sovereign country takes into account security. In European countries and the US, there are many law enforcement cases using national security laws, and the Global Times has collected the information and examples to show the facts.
Source: | 2020/7/7 3:40:18

The Law of the People's Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in HKSAR

This Law is enacted, in accordance with the Constitution of the People's Republic of China, the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, and the Decision of the National People's Congress on Establishing and Improving the Legal System and Enforcement Mechanisms for Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, for the purpose of:
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/1 9:50:26

Disobeying COVID-19 prevention measures to be made illegal

China is mulling an amendment to the country's criminal law that would criminalize activities that impede measures aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus, according to media reports.
Source: | 2020/6/28 22:39:43

Chief executive appointing judges for national security cases based on Basic Law: HK senior counsel

A senior Hong Kong lawyer on Sunday told the Global Times that the newly unveiled draft of the national security law for Hong Kong makes him "reassured" and that it was "strange" that the Hong Kong Bar Association said judges appointed by the chief executive to deal with crimes against national security were "ruled by man" because the appointments are based on the Basic Law.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/21 22:35:47

China's embassies oppose Canada's accusations against prosecuting two Canadian nationals

The Chinese Embassy in Canada expressed strong dissatisfaction against Canadian politicians' accusations regarding the prosecution of two Canadian nationals – Michael John Kovrig and Michael Peter Todd Spavor – who are charged with being spies in China. The embassy also denounced interference from any nation or organization in China's internal affairs and judicial sovereignty.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/20 16:10:38

2 Canadians prosecuted in China for spying with 'abundant evidence'

On Friday, two Canadian nationals, former diplomat Michael John Kovrig, and his intelligence contact Michael Peter Todd Spavor, were prosecuted by the procuratorates in Beijing and Dandong, Northeast China's Liaoning Province, respectively, for spying on China's national secrets and collecting classified intelligence.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/19 12:57:57

Australian sentenced to death in China for drug smuggling

An Australian national, whose Chinese name might be transliterated as Kam Giles, was sentenced to death for drug smuggling by a court in Guangzhou on June 10, the Guangzhou Intermediate People's Court revealed. The only other information from the court, said the person's property was confiscated.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/13 16:06:57

China's top legislature adopts draft civil code

China's top legislature adopts draft civil code
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/28 15:09:54

China's top legislature reviews draft amendment of People's Armed Police Force Law

China on Sunday drafted an amendment to the Law on People's Armed Police Force detailing its scope and responsibilities in such things as dealing with emergency situations, anti-terrorism, disaster relief, maritime law enforcement, and defense combat.
Source: | 2020/4/27 6:57:38

Ministry stresses supervision of epidemic-related law enforcement

China's Ministry of Justice has issued a circular demanding strengthened supervision of law enforcement related to the prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/25 15:55:05

Chinese lawmakers start deliberating draft decision on banning illegal wildlife trade

Chinese lawmakers on Monday started deliberating a draft decision on thoroughly banning illegal wildlife trade and eliminating the bad habits of eating wild animals to safeguard people's lives and health.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/24 11:58:32