• Record payment in execution


    The parents of Nie Shubin, a man who was convicted of and executed for rape and murder 21 years ago, have been paid more than 2.68 million yuan ($389,000) in compensation, a court in Hebei province said.

  • New regulations issued to protect rights of attorneys


    China's national association of lawyers unveiled a set of regulations on March 24 to better protect the legal rights of lawyers and strictly regulate their behavior to ensure the healthy development of the profession.

  • SPC head meets with Czech Attorney General


    The head of China's top court met with a delegation led by Pavel Zeman, prosecutor general of the Czech Republic, on March 23 in Beijing.

  • Report highlights China's judicial progress


    China has made good progress in regulating judicial procedures and correcting wrongful convictions, according to an annual report on the country's rule of law released on March 20.

  • Good Samaritans to be better protected


    Good Samaritans who are injured while helping someone in need are to be better protected, the top police and security authority announced on March 18.

  • Highlights of 2016 SPC Work Report


    President of the Supreme People's Court (SPC) of China and Chief Justice Zhou Qiang delivered his annual work report on March 12, reviewing the work of the judiciary in 2016. Here are some highlights that we believe best testify to China's judicial progress.

  • Civil code takes step forward as NPC approves first chapter


    China has made a concrete step forward in compiling a comprehensive civil code to better protect citizens' rights by introducing a fundamental civil law.

  • China adopts General Provisions of the Civil Law


    China's national legislature on March 15 passed the General Provisions of the Civil Law at the closing meeting of its annual session.