• Medical dispute cases see significant decline


    The Supreme People's Court released data on Feb 23 showing that the number of conflicts between health workers and patients has fallen in recent years, pledging to further boost efforts to prevent such incidents.

  • Executive vice-president of SPC meets Cuban ambassador


    Shen Deyong, executive vice-president of China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC), met recently with a delegation led by Cuban ambassador to China Miguel Angel Ramirez.

  • Cross-regional lawsuit test


    The procuratorate of Wuxi, East China's Jiangsu province, recently filed a lawsuit in the city's intermediate people's court demanding compensation from the authorities of Yangpu district, Shanghai, for dumping the district's household garbage in Wuxi.

  • China to improve court transparency


    The Supreme People's Court released a revised regulation on digital trial recording to improve transparency in court proceedings on Feb 22.

  • Courts told to ignore illegal evidence


    China's top court has told every court nationwide to strictly exclude evidence collected illegally, in an effort to reduce wrongful convictions and protect human rights.

  • Ex-minister of work safety gets 15 years for graft


    Yang Dongliang, former head of China's work safety watchdog and a longtime Tianjin official, was sentenced to 15 years in prison after his conviction on bribery and embezzlement charges by a Beijing court on Feb 21.

  • Graft gets ex-official in Beijing 13 years


    A former senior official in Beijing was sentenced to 13 years in prison for taking bribes of more than 18 million yuan ($2.62 million), a local court in Northeast China ruled on Feb 20.

  • Call for more support for basic court judges


    China's top court called for increasing support for the judges who hear cases at courts of the basic level at a meeting on Feb 16.