• China adopts national anthem law


    BEIJING, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- China's top legislature on Friday passed a national anthem law to ensure appropriate use of the song.

  • Senior lawmakers review draft laws, resolutions


    BEIJING, Aug. 31 -- The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) held a chairpersons' meeting Thursday afternoon to review draft laws and resolutions.

  • IPR courts concluded 33,000 cases in three years


    BEIJING, Aug. 29 -- Three intellectual property rights (IPR) courts have concluded the proceedings over 33,000 cases in the past three years, according to a report submitted to the top legislature Tuesday.

  • To ease load, more IP courts planned


    China's top court has decided to set up more courts to hear intellectual property cases and deal with the increasing number of such disputes, which could help improve technology innovation.

  • 'Urgent and necessary' court reforms suggested


    A series of judicial reforms, including the further establishment of intellectual property courts and orders preventing interference in cases by governmental departments, have been added to a draft amendment.

  • Report: Tougher copyright protection needed


    China's top legislature called upon governments at all levels on August 28 to strengthen copyright protection by creating an information-sharing system for administrations and judicial authorities, along with a blacklist of violators.

  • China asks lawyers to assist all criminal suspects, defendants


    BEIJING, Aug. 28 -- Chinese authorities have asked lawyers to provide legal assistance to all suspects and defendants of criminal cases throughout the judicial process.

  • Chinese lawmakers review draft law on tobacco leaf tax


    BEIJING, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese lawmakers began the review of a draft law on a tobacco leaf tax Monday, the law will replace a regulation that has been in place since 2006.