The Chinese government is considering issuing wide-ranging regulations to make offshore oil explorers that harm the marine environment to pay damages.
As the G20 throws the spotlight on global anti-corruption efforts, China has released fresh data on its progress in capturing former officials accused of fleeing abroad with billions in public money.
In a bid to become more international, Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang province, plans to improve the quality of its legal services for foreigners and establish an international commercial arbitration court over the next five years.
A training session to educate and improve the ethnic languages of judges was held at Minzu University of China on Friday, with joint efforts of China's top court and the State Ethnic Affairs Commission.
The Charity Law, passed by national lawmakers in March this year, will take effect on Sept 1 in a move to ease restrictions on the fundraising and operational activities of charity groups.
A Beijing court said on Aug 31 that measures aimed at resolving loan issues are necessary to maintain order in the market and to alleviate financial risks.
An English-language version of a website operated by China's top court will make it easier for foreigners to learn how the country's courts make judgments.
China is considering imposing harsher penalties on maritime polluters and removing the upper limit of fines in a move to effectively protect the marine environment.