Chief Justice delivers reports to National People’s Congress

(APTN)

China’s Chief Justice and Procurator-General delivered work reports respectively on Monday to a plenary meeting of the annual session of the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC).

Zhou Qiang, president of China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC), highlighted the SPC’s work in 2013 from seven aspects, including punishing criminals, deepening and promoting judicial publicity, and boosting judicial reform.

He reported the SPC’s plans in 2014, including fighting against crimes harming national security, including terrorism; enhancing efforts against corruption; deepening judicial reform and building a system of courts.

Cao Jianming, procurator-general of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP), delivered a report on the SPP’s work in 2013 from six aspects, including collaborating with other authorities in fighting against corruption, intensifying supervision, promoting strict law enforcement and deepening reforms in judicial system and strengthening team building among the procurators.

While reporting on work plans of 2014, Cao mentioned providing judicial support for comprehensively deepening reforms; maintaining social stability through cracking down all kinds of criminals; intensifying efforts in investigating and punishing work-related crimes; and strengthening reforms from within the procuratorates.

Chinese President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang and other leaders participated in the meeting.

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