Legal aid working offices have been set up in all detention houses and courts across the country to offer free legal services to suspects and defendants in a bid to protect their legal rights, a senior official from the Ministry of Justice said.
Police have detained a man accused of killing three people in a violent rampage in which he ran over pedestrians and stabbed passers-by in Zhejiang province.
Courts in Northwest China's Tibet autonomous region have started using new technologies such as voice recognition and big data to offer better services for people living in remote areas.
Lawyer Xu Fenfen encountered her first criminal case involving a fatality when she was an intern at China's top court last year.
Yang Chongyong, a former senior legislator in Hebei province, was sentenced to life imprisonment, deprivation of political rights for life and forfeiture of all personal property on Thursday by Tianjin's Second Intermediate People's Court for accepting bribes valued at more than 206 million yuan ($32.2 million).
A court in Shaanxi province ordered cartoon producer Xi'an Momo Information Technology to pay 100,000 yuan ($14,500) as mental injury compensation on Friday after one of its online videos harmed the reputation of late Communist general Ye Ting.
China opened its third internet court, in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, on Friday to help deal with the rising number of disputes and problems caused by society's ever-growing reliance on cyberspace.
Shanghai's Bureau of Justice and the Shanghai Bar Association jointly set up a legal services center on Wednesday for the first China International Import Expo to be held in the city in November. It's part of the city's effort to improve cross-border legal services and become a global city of excellence by 2035.