Highlights of work report of top procurator

Updated: 2010-03-11 19:00
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BEIJING - China's Procurator-General Cao Jianming delivered a report on the work of the Supreme People's Procuratorate Thursday afternoon at the Third Session of the 11th National People's Congress.

The following are the highlights of Cao's report.

What's done in 2009 

-- Approved the arrest of 941,091 criminal suspects, and prosecuted 1,134,380, a decrease of 1.2 percent and 0.8 percent year on year.

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-- Investigated 41,531 people, up 0.9 percent year on year, in 32,439 work-related crime cases, an decrease of 3.3 percent from the year before. Among the total, there were 18,191 major embezzlement and bribery cases, and 3,175 major cases of malfeasance and infringement of rights.

-- Investigated 2,670 government officials at the county level and above, including 204 at the prefectural level and eight at the provincial and ministerial level.

-- Investigated 9,355 government workers suspected of duty dereliction, malfeasance, and infringement of people's rights.

-- Investigated 10,218 cases of commercial bribery involving government workers in the fields of resources development and sales, property right transaction, and government procurement.

-- Investigated 2,761 judiciary workers suspected of graft and malpractice for personal gains, among other crimes.

-- Punished 247 prosecutors for acts of breach of discipline or the law, and brought 25 of them to court.

-- Prosecuted 42,473 suspects for smuggling, financial fraud, and illegal business operations among other crimes which undermined the order of the market economy.

-- Prosecuted 2,695 suspects for infringement of intellectual property rights.

-- Prosecuted 507 suspects involved in making and selling poisonous and harmful food and medicines.

-- Prosecuted 4,017 suspects for involvement in woman and child abduction and trafficking.

-- Investigated 478 government workers suspected of misusing their powers for illegal detainment, revenge or sabotage of elections.

-- Found 2,207 prison bullies in a nationwide investigation and prosecuted 123 of them for suspected crimes.

-- Appealed against 3,963 criminal judgments, up 22 percent year on year. Appealed against 11,556 civil and administrative judgments or rulings, and proposed the re-trial of 6,714 cases, an increase of 0.9 percent and 28.6 percent respectively.

-- Proposed correction on the prolonged detainment of 337 people, an increase of 86.2 percent; and corrected improper commutation of punishment, parole and temporary execution of sentence outside jail of 9,883 people, an increase of 98.1 percent.

What's to be done in 2010   

-- Make stepped-up efforts to ensure sound and fast economic and social growth by giving fully play to the role of procuratorate organs in crackdown on and prevention of crimes, supervision and judicial protection.

-- Maintain social harmony and stability through lawful crackdown on crimes, while improving the work mechanism to resolve social disputes.

-- Intensify efforts to prevent, investigate and punish work-relate crimes and help build an anti-corruption system which gives equal footing to prevention and punishment.

-- Further strengthen legal supervision over litigations to ensure fair and honest law enforcement.

-- Deepen the reform of the procuratorate organs, and improve the mechanism of self-supervision and self-restraint.

-- Improve the competence of procurators.