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Spike in fraud cases as criminals adopt illegal software


China has seen a sharp rise in internet and telecom fraud over the past two years, with crooks increasingly using instant-messaging apps and illegal technology to swindle citizens, according to data from the Supreme People's Court.

Self-defense ruling is hailed as legal milestone


Legal experts have applauded a decision by judicial authorities to identify an incident in which an electric bike rider stabbed another man to death in eastern China as self-defense, calling it a milestone in the country's rule of law.

Lawyer explains 'justifiable defense' in fatal stabbing case


"Justifiable defense." On Saturday, the local police in Kunsha, East China's Jiangsu province concluded this about a case involving Yu Haiming, who, after being attacked by Liu Hailong with a long knife, picked it up and stabbed the latter to death.

Decision to not prosecute man who killed in self-defense wins internet support


Police in Kunshan, East China's Jiangsu province, won applause on China's internet on Saturday for dismissing a controversial case about a man who fought back against his attacker and stabbed that man to death following a traffic spat.

E-commerce platforms that fail consumers will face fines


E-commerce platform operators will face a fine of up to 2 million yuan ($292,731) if they fail to fulfill their duties to protect consumers, according to a new law.

China vows to step up crackdown on drugs


Chinese State Councilor Zhao Kezhi Thursday stressed tightening control on drugs and called for a further crackdown on drug-related crime.

E-commerce draft weighs platforms' liability


China's top legislature was asked on Thursday to strengthen a liability clause in the latest draft of the e-commerce law to better protect consumers and prevent platform operators from becoming too powerful.

Draft regulation would preserve respect for Nanjing Massacre


NANJING - A draft regulation to protect the national memorial ceremony for victims of the Nanjing Massacre was submitted for deliberation at a session of the Standing Committee of the Nanjing municipal people's congress, which opened on Tuesday in Jiangsu province.