China’s two main judicial bodies have submitted their work reports to the National People’s Congress. The reports cite continuing efforts to deepen legal reforms and fight corruption. Han Peng filed this report from Beijing.
China\'s top courts report on judicial reformsChina's two main judicial bodies have submitted their work reports to the National People's Congress. The reports cite continuing efforts to deepen legal reforms and fight corruption.
- The reports by the Supreme People’s Court and Supreme People’s Procuratorate also provide new data on criminal convictions and miscarriages of justice.
- The work report by the Supreme People’s Procuratorate focused heavily on anti-corruption.
- Procurator General, Cao Jianming, announced the establishment of a new Administration of Anti-Corruption and Bribery.
- Over the past year, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate has investigated and handled 3,664 cases of corruption, bribery and embezzlement involving over a million RMB each.
- That’s up 42 percent compared to the previous year.
- Despite those achievements, these two highest judicial bodies regularly receive significant negative votes from the NPC.
- Last year, nearly 400 NPC deputies, over 10 percent, voted against their work reports. This is compared to just 15 negative votes on the government work report.
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