Headline News


Work reports on judicature delivered


Source: | 03-10-2008 13:28

Special Report:   2008 NPC & CPPCC sessions

China's Supreme People's Court and Supreme People's Procuratorate have reported on their work progress over the past five years. Earlier Monday, the presidents of both judicial bodies gave a briefing to lawmakers during the first annual session of the 11th National People's Congress.

According to the report, the guideline for the work of the Supreme People's Court over the past five years has been clear "Execute the laws fair and square, and work for the people wholeheartedly".

The President of the Supreme People's Court Xiao Yang delivers a work report of the Supreme People's Court during the third plenary meeting of the First Session of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, March 10, 2008. (Xinhua/Li Xueren)
The President of the Supreme People's Court 
Xiao Yang delivers a work report of the 
Supreme People's Court during the third 
plenary meeting of the First Session of the 
11th National People's Congress (NPC) at the 
Great Hall of the People in Beijing,March 10, 
2008.(Xinhua/Li Xueren)

Xiao Yang, president of Supreme People's Court, said, "From 2003 to 2007, the Supreme People's Court looked at 2,451 cases and supervised local and special courts dealing with more than 3 million cases."

The Court stressed the adjudication of crimes that threaten state security, pubic security and the people's lives and properties.

The court also instructed the local courts to make a series of judicial measures that will benefit the people.

The report says judicial reform has been smoothly carried out, including reform of the procedure for reviewing death sentences.