China is considering the use of a specialized court to handle finance-related lawsuits in Shanghai to improve the country's judicial capability and better prevent financial risks.
A proposed change in the law requiring jurors to take part in trials in which defendants face the death penalty illustrates China's prudent attitude toward capital punishment, legal officials and experts said.
Chinese jurors are expected to participate in hearing cases in which defendants may face a death penalty, a draft law said on Wednesday.
A Beijing court gave a verdict Tuesday supporting a first-instance judgment on eight suspects in a piracy case, considered the largest since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949.
Police in Tangshan, North China's Hebei province, detained a woman who is married to a local tax official and a man who allegedly insulted and hit police officers in the face after video catching the moment went viral online.
China plans to introduce default judgment in corruption-related criminal cases as authorities step up the fight against corrupt officials who have fled overseas.
Eight people have been arrested in Shanghai for illegal fund-raising exceeding 60 billion yuan ($9.5 billion), police said Tuesday.
Hainan has announced a strict, islandwide quota policy to curb speculation in the housing market and better promote building the island into a pilot international free-trade zone.