Hangzhou is to bring ride-hailing apps like Didi and Shouqi under its urban transportation management system, meaning their drivers now need to meet the same standards as those in traditional taxi companies.
A second draft of a law on "people's assessors" was submitted to China's national legislature for review on April 25, suggesting that assessors be granted a bigger role in court.
Intellectual property thieves are resorting more to internet technology, including external servers and cloud platforms, to commit their crimes, which makes them harder to stop, a prosecutor at the Supreme People's Procuratorate said on Wednesday.
The Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) will launch a nationwide campaign to improve human rights protection of detainees, the SPP said in a statement Thursday.
China is considering the use of a specialized court to handle finance-related lawsuits in Shanghai to improve the country's judicial capability and better prevent financial risks.
A proposed change in the law requiring jurors to take part in trials in which defendants face the death penalty illustrates China's prudent attitude toward capital punishment, legal officials and experts said.
Chinese jurors are expected to participate in hearing cases in which defendants may face a death penalty, a draft law said on Wednesday.
A Beijing court gave a verdict Tuesday supporting a first-instance judgment on eight suspects in a piracy case, considered the largest since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949.