China Law & Crime
Australia to stress international law in South China Sea dispute
China to revise criminal law to accommodate powerful anti-graft commission
China defends hike in military spending as proportionate, low
US Pacific Fleet commander says China's military budget lacks transparency
China defends defence spending rise as low, proportional
China boosts defence spending amid military modernisation
China to raise defence budget by 8.1% in 2018
Taiwan Plays Down Chinese Military Exercises
2018-04-19 05:02:17 China’s military conducted live-fire exercises in coastal waters opposite Taiwan, trying to send a message to the democratic island whose Defense Ministry dismissed the drill as small-scale intimidation.   Read More ...
Intellectually-disabled boy found bound and mutilated in China
2018-04-06 03:01:54 A man has been arrested for the murder of a 15-year-old boy with learning difficulties whose mutilated body was found tied to a pole in a village in northern China. A 39-year-old man has admitted killing the boy on Tuesday night, according to a statement published on Thursday midnight by police in Zhouzhi county in Shaanxi province. The body was found outside a house in Zhendong village   Read More ...
China's 'Jack the Ripper' sentenced to death
2018-03-30 11:00:29 BEIJING: A serial killer dubbed China's "Jack the Ripper" for the way he mutilated several of his 11 female victims was sentenced to death on Friday, three decades after the first murder. Gao Chengyong, 53, robbed, raped and ultimately murdered 11 female victims more than a decade ago, prosecutors from Baiyin City in northwest Gansu province said. He was found guilty by the Baiyin City Intermediate People's Court and handed death sentences for both robbery and intentional homicide, and lesser sentences for rape and dishonouring corpses   Read More ...
China's 'Jack the Ripper' sentenced to death
2018-03-30 07:00:10 BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese court sentenced a 54-year-old man dubbed the country's "Jack the Ripper" to death on Friday (March 30) for the rape and murder of 11 women and girls over the course of 14 years, state television reported. Gao Chengyong, 54, was tried for multiple counts of homicide, rape, robbery and mutilation of corpses, according to the state television's English channel   Read More ...
China's 'Jack the Ripper' sentenced to death - state TV
2018-03-30 05:53:50 BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese court sentenced a 54-year-old man dubbed the country's "Jack the Ripper" to death on Friday for the rape and murder of 11 women and girls over the course of 14 years, state television reported. Gao Chengyong, 54, was tried for multiple counts of homicide, rape, robbery and mutilation of corpses, according to the state television's English channel   Read More ...
NK gives China bigger role in upcoming nuclear talks
2018-03-30 05:12:29 China's stance on North Korea is emerging as a crucial factor in reviving diplomacy over the North's nuclear weapons program following the summit between Kim Jong-un and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing. Kim's surprise visit to China raised both hopes and concerns among North Korea watchers. Their biggest concern is that China may reconsider sanctions it has imposed on the North, and this could possibly lead to the revival of Cold War rivalry ahead of Kim's summit with U   Read More ...
Amnesty International Is Accusing Apple of Betraying Chinese iCloud Users
2018-03-23 12:20:02 Amnesty International says Apple Inc is creating the Orwellian future it once envisioned by potentially opening up the data of Chinese iCloud users to Beijing’s scrutiny. Texts, photos, emails, contacts and any other information stored on Apple’s cloud service in China could now be easily accessed by the government, Amnesty claims, warning of possible arrests or imprisonment as rights to privacy and free speech are infringed upon   Read More ...
Chinese woman murder: Five suspects committed to High Court
2018-03-16 20:01:09 Five suspects in the murder of a Chinese national were on Wednesday committed to high court by Mukono grade one magistrate Mariam Nalugya. Apart from Fredrick Edward who is currently nursing wounds after being shot while trying to escape, the others including; Kaluga Muleefu, Francis Ogwal, Omala Kokasi, Joseph Nalodha. and Edison Musinguzi were committed to High Court. The prosecution states that on September 1, 2017, the accused shot a Chinese woman, Yei Su, who was a cashier at Nile Steel and Plastics Company in Mukono District   Read More ...
Australia to stress international law in South China Sea dispute ahead of Asean meet
2018-03-13 09:45:13 SYDNEY (REUTERS) - Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will on Tuesday (March 13) hail the role of international law in settling regional conflicts, comments apparently aimed at bolstering Australian efforts to build a coalition against Chinese assertiveness. Ms Bishop, in a speech ahead of a special meeting of the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) in Sydney, will not name China but will argue that international law will stabilise a region strained by rival claims in the South China Sea   Read More ...
Australia to stress international law in South China Sea dispute
2018-03-13 08:42:24 SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will on Tuesday hail the role of international law in settling regional conflicts, comments apparently aimed at bolstering Australian efforts to build a coalition against Chinese assertiveness. Bishop, in a speech ahead of a special meeting of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Sydney, will not name China but will argue that international law will stabilise a region strained by rival claims in the South China Sea   Read More ...
Australia to stress international law in South China Sea dispute
2018-03-13 08:30:55 SYDNEY: Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will on Tuesday hail the role of international law in settling regional conflicts, comments apparently aimed at bolstering Australian efforts to build a coalition against Chinese assertiveness. Bishop, in a speech ahead of a special meeting of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Sydney, will not name China but will argue that international law will stabilise a region strained by rival claims in the South China Sea   Read More ...
Australia to stress international law in South China Sea dispute
2018-03-13 08:02:13 Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will on Tuesday hail the role of international law in settling regional conflicts, comments apparently aimed at bolstering Australian efforts to build a coalition against Chinese assertiveness.Bishop, in a speech ahead of a special meeting of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Sydney, will not name China but will argue that international law will stabilise a region strained by rival claims in the South China Sea   Read More ...
Australia to stress international law in South China Sea dispute
2018-03-13 07:47:33 SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will on Tuesday hail the role of international law in settling regional conflicts, comments apparently aimed at bolstering Australian efforts to build a coalition against Chinese assertiveness. Bishop, in a speech ahead of a special meeting of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Sydney, will not name China but will argue that international law will stabilise a region strained by rival claims in the South China Sea   Read More ...
Reports reveal major achievements in Chinese naval weaponry
2018-03-13 03:31:08 Official media reports on two scientists during China's Two Sessions period have revealed that the Chinese navy is making notable achievements on advanced weapons, including sea tests of electromagnetic railguns, and noise-reduction of its nuclear submarines. [Special coverage] The People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy indirectly confirmed tests of electromagnetic railguns on a warship through a profile of a female scientist on its official website, experts said   Read More ...
Xi urges progress in civil-military reform
2018-03-13 01:30:26 Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, speaks when attending a plenary meeting of the delegation of People's Liberation Army and armed police at the ongoing session of the 13th National People's Congress in Beijing, capital of China, March 12, 2018. (Photo/Xinhua) Integration called crucial to building world-class defense   Read More ...
China's Xi Jinping Calls For Military Loyalty To New Constitution
2018-03-12 18:14:53 Beijing: A day after he won the mandate to rule for life, President Xi Jinping called on China's military to follow the country's newly-amended constitution in which his political thought is now enshrined. "The whole army must strengthen its constitutional awareness, promote the constitutional spirit and be a loyal admirer, conscientious follower and staunch defender of the constitution," Xi told military officials on Monday   Read More ...
Xi calls for deepened military-civilian integration
2018-03-12 16:01:52 President Xi Jinping Monday stressed practical efforts to further deepen military-civilian integration to provide impetus and support for realizing the Chinese dream and the goal to build a strong military. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks when attending a plenary meeting of the delegation of People's Liberation Army (PLA) and armed police at the ongoing session of the 13th National People's Congress, the national legislature   Read More ...
Chinese air force releases new promotional video recapping last five years
2018-03-12 16:01:15 Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) air force on Monday released its latest promotional video, looking back on its accomplishments over the past five years. Named "Soaring into the Spring," the two-minute video clip features scenes from real combat training involving J-20 stealth fighters. It also includes training scenes of the J-16 fighters, H-6K bombers, and Y-20 heavy transport aircraft, all of which entered service over the past five years   Read More ...
China's Xi calls for military loyalty to new constitution
2018-03-12 14:31:00 BEIJING: A day after he won the mandate to rule for life, President Xi Jinping called on China's military to follow the country's newly-amended constitution in which his political thought is now enshrined. "The whole army must strengthen its constitutional awareness, promote the constitutional spirit and be a loyal admirer, conscientious follower and staunch defender of the constitution," Xi told military officials on Monday (Mar 12)   Read More ...
Seoul envoys to brief China, Russia and Japan on NK
2018-03-12 12:09:31 Seoul’s top national security officials on Monday left for China and Japan to brief the two countries’ leaders on the recent developments surrounding North Korea. National Security Office chief Chung Eui-yong and National Intelligence Service Director Suh Hoon, headed to Beijing and Tokyo, respectively, tasked with explaining their meetings with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump. Chinese President Xi Jinping greets Seoul's National Security Office chief Chung Eui-yong in Beijing on Monday   Read More ...
Six taxes under NPC legislation this year: official
2018-03-12 10:30:10 (ECNS) ― China plans to propose legislation for six types of tax this year, said Uzhitu, vice chairman of the National People's Congress (NPC) Financial and Economic Affairs Committee. Uzhitu made the announcement at a press conference on China's economic laws on the sidelines of the first session of the 13th National People's Congress in Beijing on Monday. Chinese lawmakers will work on legislation for the six taxes this year, including a farmland occupation, resource, consumption and deed tax, according to Uzhitu   Read More ...
School bullying will be tackled by legislation, legal body official says
2018-03-12 09:01:18 Wang Shengming, vice-chairman of the Internal and Judicial Affairs Committee of the 12th National People's Congress, said that they will propose to amend the Juvenile Protection Law and the law to prevent juveniles committing crimes, "and will study school bullying and find related solutions through the revisions," he added. He made the remarks at a press conference on legislation on Monday during the ongoing first session of 13th NPC   Read More ...
China to revise criminal law to accommodate powerful anti-graft commission
2018-03-12 06:47:54 BEIJING (Reuters) - China will revise its criminal law to make way for a new anti-graft commission, a top Chinese lawmaker said on Monday, after legal scholars warned the new law will leave suspects at risk of rights abuses. A sweeping overhaul to China's anti-graft infrastructure is set to be finalised at the ongoing annual meeting of China's parliament, establishing a powerful new National Supervision Commission and extending oversight to all government employees   Read More ...
China to revise criminal law to accommodate powerful anti-graft commission
2018-03-12 06:30:49 BEIJING: China will revise its criminal law to make way for a new anti-graft commission, a top Chinese lawmaker said on Monday, after legal scholars warned the new law will leave suspects at risk of rights abuses. A sweeping overhaul to China's anti-graft infrastructure is set to be finalised at the ongoing annual meeting of China's parliament, establishing a powerful new National Supervision Commission and extending oversight to all government employees   Read More ...
Press conference on legislation work of NPC held(1/10)
2018-03-12 06:30:26 Wang Shengming, vice chairman of Internal and Judicial Affairs Committee of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC), Uzhitu, vice chairman of the NPC Financial and Economic Affairs Committee, Wu Heng, vice chairman of the NPC Education, Science, Culture and Public Health Committee, Lyu Caixia, a member of the NPC Environment Protection and Resources Conservation Committee, and deputy heads of the NPC Standing Committee's Legislative Affairs Commission Wang Chaoying and Xu Anbiao, attend a press conference on legislation work of the NPC on the sidelines of the first session of the 13th NPC in Beijing, capital of China, March 12, 2018   Read More ...
NPC 2018: China to revise criminal law to accommodate powerful anti-graft commission
2018-03-12 05:45:11 BEIJING (REUTERS) - China will revise its criminal law to make way for a new anti-graft commission, a top Chinese lawmaker said on Monday (March 12), after legal scholars warned that the new law will leave suspects at risk of rights abuses. A sweeping overhaul to China's anti-graft infrastructure is set to be finalised at the ongoing annual meeting of China's parliament, establishing a powerful new National Supervision Commission and extending oversight to all government employees   Read More ...
China to revise criminal law to accommodate powerful anti-graft commission
2018-03-12 05:40:32 BEIJING (Reuters) - China will revise its criminal law to make way for a new anti-graft commission, a top Chinese lawmaker said on Monday, after legal scholars warned the new law will leave suspects at risk of rights abuses. A sweeping overhaul to China’s anti-graft infrastructure is set to be finalised at the ongoing annual meeting of China’s parliament, establishing a powerful new National Supervision Commission and extending oversight to all government employees   Read More ...
Deputies to verify laws, regulations are proper
2018-03-12 02:00:42 China's top legislature will push for constitutional compliance inspections and better ways of reviewing documents this year-administrative rules, judicial interpretations, local laws and regulations-to ensure that they are consistent with the Constitution and the law, according to a work report delivered on Sunday. [Special coverage] "In advancing law-based governance in all fields, we must give high priority to enforcing the Constitution," said Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the 12th National People's Congress   Read More ...
Chief Justice highlights a busy 5-year period and vows to boost legal system
2018-03-11 20:04:22 Zhou Qiang, China’s chief justice, delivered a work report of the Supreme People’s Court on Friday at the first session of the 13th National People’s Congress. Following are highlights of his report: The SPC heard about 82,383 cases and closed around 79,692 ones, up 60.6 percent and 58.8 percent respectively over the previous five-year period; Local courts nationwide heard about 88   Read More ...
Chinese Interpol red notice fugitive pleads guilty
2018-03-11 15:30:11 A fugitive suspected of corruption who was returned to China from Myanmar in November has pleaded guilty in a court in east China's Zhejiang Province. The hearing of Chen Suiyuan, 52, was held at the people's court of Wencheng County earlier last week. At the hearing, public prosecutors charged 19 counts of crime against Chen, a former employee at the Agricultural Bank of China in Wencheng, accusing her of embezzling foreign exchange worth 2   Read More ...
National security legislation safeguards China's core interests: report
2018-03-11 10:00:38 China's national legislature Sunday highlighted national security legislation as one of the major legislative achievements over the past five years.[Special coverage] A series of laws were enacted in the period, including laws on national security, counter-espionage, anti-terrorism, administration of activities of overseas nongovernmental organizations in the Chinese mainland, cybersecurity, national intelligence, and nuclear safety, according to a work report of the Standing Committee of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC), delivered by Zhang Dejiang, the committee's chairman, at a plenary meeting of the 13th NPC session   Read More ...
Futuristic Criminal-Catching Tool Deployed As China Parliament Meets
2018-03-10 10:44:31 Beijing: At a highway check point on the outskirts of Beijing, local police are this week testing out a new security tool: smart glasses that can pick up facial features and car registration plates, and match them in real-time with a database of suspects. The AI-powered glasses, made by LLVision, scan the faces of vehicle occupants and the plates, flagging with a red box and warning sign to the wearer when any match up with a centralised "blacklist"   Read More ...
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on military priorities
2018-03-10 10:28:23 (5 Mar 2018) The Chinese Premier on Monday told delegates at the ceremonial National People's Congress that the country will "stick to the Chinese path in strengthening our armed forces, advance all aspects of military training and war preparedness". Li Keqiang made the remarks reading from a report released on Monday to nearly 3,000 delegates at the Great Hall of the People. The armed forces will "firmly and resolutely safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests," Li said. China's defense budget will rise 8 percent to 1.1 trillion yuan (173 billion US dollars) this year as the country is preparing to launch its second aircraft carrier, integrating stealth fighters into its air force and fielding an array of advanced missiles able to attack air and sea targets at vast distances   Read More ...
Chinese judiciary maintains high pressure against graft
2018-03-09 17:01:04 China's judicial and procuratorial organs have maintained high pressure against graft, as the numbers of both investigated public servants and convicted high-ranking officials set records. At a plenary meeting of the first session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) Friday, Chief Justice Zhou Qiang and Procurator-General Cao Jianming delivered work reports on the Supreme People's Court (SPC) and the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) respectively, highlighting the anti-graft campaign progress over the past five years   Read More ...
China rejects Sweden's 'groundless' accusations over detained publisher
2018-03-09 14:30:29 BEIJING: China on Friday (Mar 9) rejected "groundless" accusations by Sweden over detained book publisher Gui Minhai after Stockholm demanded medical access to the Swedish citizen. Chinese-born Gui was arrested on a train to Beijing in January while travelling with two Swedish diplomats - the second time he has vanished into Chinese custody in murky circumstances. Sweden has called for his release and on Thursday Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom denounced Beijing's refusal to allow a Swedish doctor to visit the Hong Kong-based bookseller   Read More ...
Chinese courts to better protect property rights: chief justice
2018-03-09 10:30:06 Chinese courts will improve judicial work toward the goal that "property will be safer and rights better protected," Zhou Qiang, China's chief justice, said Friday. The courts will work to create a sound legal environment for business and enhance protection of property rights, Zhou said when delivering a work report of the Supreme People's Court (SPC) at the first session of the 13th National People's Congress   Read More ...
31,527 prisoners granted amnesty in 5 years: supreme court
2018-03-09 09:00:26 A total of 31,527 prisoners were granted amnesty across China in the past five years, a work report of the Supreme People's Court (SPC) said Friday. Chinese courts have strengthened efforts to protect human rights in judicial practices, according to the report delivered by Chief Justice Zhou Qiang at a plenary meeting of the ongoing annual session of the National People's Congress   Read More ...
Can China’s latest military blockbuster Operation Red Sea strike a chord with the West? - ASEAN/East Asia
2018-03-09 08:48:22 Against the backdrop of a fictitious war-torn Arab country, an eight-strong Chinese navy special forces team rescues hostages from terrorists, evacuates civilians from spiralling violence and foils a plot to make dirty bombs from nuclear waste. This is the story told by Operation Red Sea, the latest Chinese movie blockbuster, which was partly inspired by a Chinese military evacuation mission carried out in Yemen nearly three years ago   Read More ...
Efforts boosted against wrongful convictions, top court report says
2018-03-09 08:00:27 Courts have strengthened efforts against wrongful convictions over the past five years, with the aim to better protect human rights and uphold justice, according to the top court. Courts around the country overturned 6,747 criminal cases between 2013 and 2017, and pronounced a total of 4,874 defendants "not guilty" over that period, according to the work report of the Supreme People's Court to be delivered at a plenary meeting of the national legislature on Friday afternoon   Read More ...
Criminal investigation test designed by high school student goes viral online
2018-03-09 07:30:10 A head-scratching criminal investigation test posted by the Jiangsu Internet Police on its social media account last Thursday went viral online, stumping numerous Chinese netizens. Although only 10 questions were included in the paper, netizens barely got any clues to getting the right answer as the questions were too unusual. The first question directly asked "Which one is the right answer?" with the choices of A, B, C and D, following by the second question "What is answer of the fifth question?" However, the fifth question asked "Which of the following question has the same answer to this question?" This paper soon piqued the interest of Chinese netizens, stumping many in the process   Read More ...