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Li oversees swearing-in of officials


Premier Li Keqiang oversaw the swearing-in of 62 officials to 39 departments under the State Council on Monday, the second such event to highlight compliance with the country's fundamental law.

Senior judges return to the bench


More court presidents and chief judges are picking up their gavels again in a move to improve the quality of case hearings, China's top court said on Monday.

Public to be informed of trial details


Prosecutors will be required to release information about major cases to the parties involved and to the public in a timely manner to ensure justice, according to an order released by the Supreme People's Procuratorate on Wednesday.

Illegally obtained evidence defined


The Supreme People's Court has announced a new regulation taking effect on the exclusion of illegally obtained evidence in criminal cases, banning confessions made under torture or duress.

Expats involved in drug-related crimes


The number of drug-related crimes in which foreigners were involved has been on the rise in Shanghai in recent years with the number of expats growing, Shanghai municipal prosecuting agency said on Sunday.

Is it illegal to pirate sports broadcasts? Law will decide


Business insiders and experts are calling for stronger legislation to protect sports broadcast rights, as online piracy continues to plague China's burgeoning sports entertainment industry.

Life sentence cut to 5 years after appeal claims self-defense


In a nationally watched case, the Shandong Provincial High People's Court cut a man's life sentence to five years in prison on Friday after he appealed on the basis of self-defense.

Draft law bans using national anthem in ads, private funerals


A draft law, unveiled on Thursday, said that the national anthem should not to be used in advertisements, trademarks and background music in public places.