A court in Huainan city, Anhui province, recently ordered the education bureau of Xiejiaji district to pay a fine of 200,000 yuan ($31,560) because it had received kickbacks from a bookstore. A government department being convicted of the crime of accepting bribes as a unit is very rare in China, and the case has attracted widespread attention.
The Communist Party of China Central Committee has published a new set of rules for disciplinary penalties as it moves to strengthen the management of its 88 million Party members.
The insurance costs 3 yuan a year ($0.47) and pays up to 20,000 yuan to cover legal fees should the insured be involved in a dispute over whether they provided assistance to a senior citizen after a fall or were the cause of the fall.
The announcement shows China's sincerity and determination to pursue its path of peaceful development, as well as China's responsible attitude in promoting international arms control and disarmament.
The new amendment improves the sentencing system to crack down on those seeking to subvert justice and will be conducive to enforcing the anti-corruption campaign.
China's prisoner amnesty is a sound combination of humanitarian practice and implementation of the rule of law. The amnesty is also in line with the Criminal Law that was amended in 2011.
Any violations of a restraining order will be subject to a fine of up to 1,000 yuan ($156.5) or detention of up to 15 days. A restraining order will be effective for six months.
President Xi Jinping stressed that local governments and Party committees at all levels should focus on the new situations and new problems encountered during the comprehensive deepening of reform.