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China's top court to target wrongful convictions in 2017


The Supreme People's Court has vowed in its annual work report to continue to overturn wrongful convictions and protect human rights in 2017.

NPC set to act against rising school violence


China's top legislature will conduct a special inspection of school ground safety this year and study how to reduce violence at schools, a senior legislator said on Friday.

Vice-minister of justice highlights reforms of lawyer practice


Xiong Xuanguo, vice-minister of justice, highlighted reform of the lawyer governance system from the protecting the rights of lawyers, ensuring that lawyers adhere to ethical practices, and creating brands in the lawyer profession in an interview with Legal Daily on March 4.

China to legislate national supervision law


Chinese legislators will revise the law on administrative supervision to turn it into a national supervision law this year, according to a work report of the national legislature on Wednesday.

NPC deputy Cai Ning proposes fixed-term imprisonment ceiling


Cai Ning, National People’s Congress deputy as well as chief procurator of the People’s Procuratorate of Henan province proposed to increase the upper limit of fixed-term imprisonment for criminal offences from fifteen years to twenty years.

Top legislature begins deliberating civil law draft


National lawmakers on Wednesday will start deliberating the draft general provisions of civil law, which, if adopted, will bring the country one step closer to a long-absent civil code.

Li to lawmakers: Time to 'make skies blue again'


China will take effective steps to strengthen environmental protection-especially in controlling air pollution-in 2017 to markedly reduce major airborne pollutants and "make our skies blue again", Premier Li Keqiang said on Sunday.

NPC to enhance anti-corruption legislation


China will push forward its anti-corruption legislation by drafting a national supervision law this year, Fu Ying, spokeswoman of the Fifth Session of the 12th National People's Congress, said on Saturday.