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Prison escape kills chance of parole


A drug trafficker and self-proclaimed police killer who escaped from prison in Yunnan province last year has been sentenced to life with no chance of parole, according to court documents released on Monday.

Action urged on wrongful convictions


The country's top judge said on Monday that courts across the country must improve the quality of case hearings and rulings to effectively avoid wrongful convictions and better protect human rights.

Tighter rules wielded on solid waste imports


China has tightened restrictions on solid waste imports with stricter permit reviews and more effective oversight of domestic recycling companies since the import ban on such products came into effect last month, the top environmental authority said.

Internet tribunal speeds up judicial process


Since it began operating last year, China's first online court has been instrumental in accelerating the judicial process.

Beijing court prepares ground for hearings in cyberspace


Over the years, Wang Yangwei has often had to spend an entire day waiting at Beijing Haidian District People's Court to file a single case.

Scrutiny urged for property rights cases


Judicial authorities have been told to re-examine potentially wrongful property rights cases and avoid misconduct to protect the legitimate rights of property owners.

Startup CEO: China’s online legal services to get specific, diverse


Legal services provided online or through artificial-intelligence platforms will quickly become more specific and diverse, the head of a Chinese startup has predicted.

Beijing courts handle over 36,000 IPR cases in 2017


Beijing courts resolved 36,800 cases concerning intellectual property rights (IPR) in 2017, more than doubled the number in 2013.