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China Focus: China adopts General Provisions of the Civil Law

2017-03-16

China's national legislature on Wednesday passed the General Provisions of the Civil Law, the opening chapter of a civil code planned to be enacted in 2020.

A historic legal milestone – China's general provisions of civil law

2017-03-14

On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, the 5th Session of the 12th National People Congress (NPC) is scheduled to formally adopt the General Provisions of Civil Law. The General Provisions of Civil Law constitute the general part of the People’s Republic of China’s first-ever comprehensive Civil Code, which is due for roll-out in 2020 after literally decades of preparatory work and rigorous debates.

Lawyers urge regulation of police to prevent forced confessions

2017-05-04

Legal professionals have called for stricter supervision of police officers when questioning suspects during their first 24 hours at police bureaus to prevent forced confessions and reduce wrongful convictions.

Top court to review rape conviction

2017-05-03

The Supreme People's Court has agreed to review the rape conviction of a man who was sentenced to life in prison more than a decade ago.

Businessman claims personal details were falsified

2017-05-02

He Xianxiang has become a well-known figure on Chinese social media since he posted details of the 170,000 yuan ($24,630) fee he was charged for expert testimony in a civil dispute.

Stricter regulation is urgently needed

2017-05-02

After graduating from college in 1985, I started work in the evidence identification department of the Public Security Bureau in Jinhua, Zhejiang province.

Challenging, but valuable work

2017-05-02

I majored in biology at Northwest University in Shaanxi province, but after graduation I worked as a manager at a pharmaceutical company for about 10 years.

Judicial assessment industry faces major shakeup

2017-05-02

Third-party judicial appraisal institutes face strict new regulations after a businessman sparked a social media storm by posting details of the sky-high fee he was charged for verification of evidence required for a court case.