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Civil code draft backs the victims of sexual harassers


People who sexually harass others through words or behavior, or by taking advantage of their positions, will face potential civil liabilities if they are sued by their victims, according to a draft of a new section of the civil code.

Draft tax law revision eyes fairer income distribution


Chinese lawmakers Monday began the second reading of a draft decision on the Individual Income Tax Law at a bimonthly session of the top legislative body.

Chinese lawmakers mull law on farmland occupation taxes


Chinese lawmakers on Monday began reviewing a draft law on farmland occupation taxes, as the country pushes forward law-based taxation reform.

Foreign experts to advise on business disputes


Experts on a new panel set up to advise courts on international commerce said they expect to play a major role in helping foreign and Chinese litigants solve business disputes as well as help improve the country's judicial image.

Wife killer sentenced to death


A man in Shanghai who killed his wife and hid her body in a freezer in his home for three months was sentenced to death by the Shanghai No 2 Intermediate People’s Court on Wednesday.

Jiangxi shooting suspect shot dead


The man suspected of killing four people in Shanggao county, East China's Jiangxi province, was shot dead by police when he was found and refused to surrender on Tuesday night, according to a notice from the county publicity authority.

Alibaba praised for supporting fight against cybercrime


Tech giant Alibaba has helped Chinese police uncover more than 8,000 cybercrime cases since the start of 2017, including internet fraud, blackmail and personal data theft, according to a company statement on Tuesday.

Death penalty possible in fatal arson case


A man is facing the death penalty after admitting to starting a fire that killed 18 people in a karaoke bar in Guangdong province in April.