China’s top judge meets with president of France’s Constitutional Council

     Updated : 2016-03-29

President of the Supreme People's Court Zhou Qiang (R) and Laurent Fabius (L), president of France’s Constitutional Council, talk in Beijing on March 25. [Photo by Sun Ruofeng/]

Chief Justice and president of the Supreme People's Court Zhou Qiang and Laurent Fabius, president of France’s Constitutional Council, held talks in Beijing on March 25.

Zhou said the relationship between China and France is entering a new era of full-speed development and spoke highly of the communication and cooperation between judicial communities, in particular the close interaction between the two countries’ top courts.

He expressed his believe that the meeting will further deepen the countries’ exchanges in the judicial field and contribute to their friendly relations.

Zhou briefed Fabius on China’s progress in implementing the rule of law and judicial reform. He said that China attaches great importance to the rule of law, and tries to remove all the barriers to justice and judicial ability.

He said the SPC has promoted 65 reform tasks to ensure the Chinese courts exercise judicial power independently and achieve the goal of “letting the people feel fairness and justice in every single case”.

Zhou said he hopes courts in the two countries will enhance exchange and cooperation on adjudication of cases in new fields, training of judges and case studies.

Laurent Fabius introduced the Constitutional Council and said he will work to improve judicial communication and exchange and further boost China-France relations.

Jiang Bixin, vice president of the SPC, also attended the meeting.