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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.

Top court to review rape conviction


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


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


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


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


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.

Penalties rise for illegal mapping


In an effort to protect national security, China has strengthened its oversight of foreigners and foreign organizations involved in geological surveys or mapping in the country, according to the top legislature.