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Judicial officials clarify law to fight info theft, fraud


Individuals who earned 5,000 yuan ($724) or more by illegally selling others' personal information will face up to three years behind bars, according to a judicial interpretation jointly issued by the Supreme People's Court and Supreme People's Procuratorate on Tuesday.

Former legislator jailed for bribery that tainted election


A former senior legislator in Northeast China's Liaoning province has been sentenced to three years and six months in prison for election malpractice and bribery, a court in Shandong province said on Monday.

Beijing court sees surge in unfair competition cases


Disputes involving unfair competition on the internet have risen sharply, creating new challenges for judges, a Beijing court said on Monday.

Regulator says loopholes should be closed off


The China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) said on Sunday that regulatory loopholes should be plugged and supervision stepped up to overcome shortcomings.

Xi stresses rule of law, cultivating legal talent


President Xi Jinping on Wednesday called for more efforts in promoting rule of law and cultivating talent for the cause.

China Focus: China adopts General Provisions of the Civil Law


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


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


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.