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China amends criminal law to punish police attackers

China's new criminal law amendment stipulates that those found guilty of assaulting the police could be jailed for up to three years, and those who severely harm personal safety by using guns or knives to attack police may be jailed for up to seven years.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/28 12:33:20

Easing constraints of foreign spouses can help solve gender imbalance, but risks, uncertainties remain

Fang and his Vietnamese wife live in a village in East China's Jiangxi Province. He drives a taxi in another county and only returns to his village on weekends. Even after five years of marriage, she's not entitled to hold a job. She passes the lonely weekdays tending the family's farm.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/27 20:08:40

HK top court rules anti-mask law completely constitutional, 'an important step in restoration of rule of law'

Hong Kong's top court on Monday ruled the mask ban at public gatherings imposed by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government amid last year's turmoil is constitutional, as it is necessary for dealing with the riots, local media outlets reported on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/22 0:34:08

Axios story on suspected Chinese spy years ago complete fiction to poison China-US ties: source

A tale cooked up by US news website Axios earlier this month which alleged that a suspected Chinese spy got access to California politicians and a congressman in a political intelligence operation run by China many years ago was complete fiction, and such fabrication shows that some US personnel deliberately use the Cold War mentality to poison China-US relations, a source told the Global Times on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/21 23:43:10

Jimmy Lai faces charges under national security law, sets an important 'gauge' for other similar cases

Anti-government media tycoon in Hong Kong Jimmy Lai, who is considered a "modern-day traitor" for his notorious acts and deeds in instigating one of the most violent and chaotic riots in the city in 2019, is scheduled to appear at a local court Saturday as he was formally charged under the national security law for Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/11 20:43:40

Cooling-off period for divorce may make it difficult to escape broken marriage

Emerging details of a month-long "cooling-off" period for Chinese couples seeking a divorce that is expected to come into effect on January 1, requires couples to wait a month after reaching a settlement and then arrive together to collect their divorce certificates.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/4 1:35:09

Beijing's regulations on TCM remove prohibition against slandering TCM

Controversial articles that potentially criminalized the denigration and smearing of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) were removed from the approved regulations on TCM that were released on the official website of Beijing Municipal People's Government on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/3 1:05:28

China investigates, punishes more pollution-related crimes

Chinese authorities have since 2018 investigated and punished increasing numbers of criminal cases related to environmental pollution, China's top procuratorate said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/29 10:00:06

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