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China Daily | Updated: 2024-02-27 09:08
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Ex-SPC chief judge expelled from CPC

Zheng Xuelin, former chief judge of the No 1 Civil Adjudication Tribunal of China's Supreme People's Court, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China over serious violations of Party discipline and State laws. The decision was made following an investigation by the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Commission of Supervision, upon approval of the CPC Central Committee, according to a statement released by China's top anti-graft agencies on Monday. Zheng had resisted investigation, undertaken superstitious activities and accepted money and gifts against regulations, according to the statement.

Ex-legislator jailed 14 years for bribery

A Chinese court sentenced Song Taiping, a former senior legislator in Hebei province, to 14 years in prison for bribery on Monday. Song, former vice-chairman of the Standing Committee of the People's Congress of Hebei, was also fined 5 million yuan ($703,000) and had his illegal gains from bribery recovered and turned over to the State treasury, according to the verdict of Yuncheng Intermediate People's Court in Shanxi province. He was convicted of accepting money and valuables worth over 69.49 million yuan between 2003 and 2021, the court said.

540,000 migrant workers get legal aid

China's legal aid agencies handled 480,000 cases related to legal assistance for migrant workers last year, the Ministry of Justice said on Monday. Over the past year, legal aid agencies helped 540,000 migrant workers recover a total of 6.8 billion yuan ($956 million) in unpaid wages, which safeguarded the legitimate rights and interests of migrant workers. Nearly 1 million legal service centers and stations across the country have made legal services more accessible to migrant workers, according to the ministry.

Tibetan goat cloning successful

Chinese scientists have cloned two live Tibetan goats from adult goat body cells in Qinghai province, in an effort to prevent the plateau livestock breed from degenerating. Under the program, led by a research team at Northwest A&F University, three rams and one ewe were used as cell donors for the clones. Ma Yuehui, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences' Institute of Animal Sciences, said that the cloning in the plateau environment is a major breakthrough.


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