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Local legislative elections start in 29 provincial regions


Elections of new lawmakers at county and township levels across China have been completed or are being carried out in 29 provincial-level regions since the first half of this year.

2,682 officials held accountable in environment inspections


In recent inspections, China held 2,682 local officials to account for poor environmental protection efforts, the Ministry of Environmental Protection said Saturday.

3 'tigers' caught in graft spotlight in one day


China has accelerated its anti-corruption pace ahead of a key meeting next week by announcing developments on three major cases on Thursday.

Courts set to improve efficiency


Two new circuit courts - one in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, and the other in Zhengzhou, Henan province - were established on Wednesday to improve judicial efficiency and reduce the burden of case hearings on the Supreme People's Court.

Justice at last


My story of 2016 came as the year drew to a close. It featured Zhang Huanzhi, a Hebei province native who spent more than 20 years attempting to clear her dead son's name, and finally succeeded.

Court applies criminal law to data fraud


Falsifying environmental data to avoid pollution regulations is a criminal offense, according to new judicial interpretations on environmental crimes formed by the top court and top procuratorate and released on Dec 26.

Online, telecom fraudsters to face heavier punishment


On Dec 20, China’s Supreme People’s Court, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate and the Ministry of Public Security jointly released a guideline on the applicable law of online and telecom fraud, stipulating specific standards of punishment.

'Infant stealing' redefined amid effort to fight crimes


People who lure or trick infants in order to abduct them will face heavier penalties, the top court announced.