In the report he delivered to the opening session of the Communist Party of China's 19th National Congress on Oct 18, General Secretary Xi Jinping said that a central leading group for advancing law-based governance in all areas will be set up to exercise unified leadership over efforts to establish rule of law in China.
The Supreme People's Court and the Ministry of Justice have jointly issued a document launching a pilot mediation program in 11 provinces and cities including Beijing and Shanghai.
Lawyers for the defense in all criminal cases
The Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, the Supreme People's Court and China Banking Regulatory Commission have jointly announced that a "deadbeat" exposure platform will be established to oversee people who have failed to fulfill court orders
The Environmental Protection Tax Law will come into effect on Jan 1, 2018, as a separate tax law aimed at promoting the construction of ecological civilization. With the implementation of the Environmental Protection Tax Law, the pollution charge mechanism introduced in China nearly four decades ago will become history.
The Cyberspace Administration of China recently issued a document on the regulation of internet group information service, which stipulates the founder or organizer of an internet group is responsible for its management.