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Chinese Judiciary Plays Bigger Role in Ensuring social Stability Development

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Added On March 14, 2019

The second session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC), China's national legislature, held its third plenary meeting Tuesday morning.
Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders attended the plenary meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. 
 
NPC deputies heard work reports of the Supreme People's Court (SPC) and the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP).
 
The work reports were delivered by Chief Justice Zhou Qiang and Procurator-General Zhang Jun respectively during the meeting. 
According to the work reports, Chinese judicial and procuratorial organs have maintained high pressure on law violations, ranging from graft, local mafia to "Peppa Pig" copyright infringement, to safeguard justice, social stability and development. 
 
The judiciary also endeavors to serve the country's all-round opening-up, the Belt and Road Initiative, and high-quality development. 
Chief Justice Zhou Qiang and Procurator-General Zhang Jun highlighted progress made in the past year when delivering the reports.
Zhou said the top court has "punished crimes, protected the people, and resolutely safeguarded national security and social stability in accordance with law".
 
Zhang said the top procuratorate has "based its work on people's increasing demands for democracy, rule of law, fairness and justice, security, and a better environment in a new era".
 
Amid unwavering resolve to bring the corrupt to justice, Chinese courts concluded 28,000 graft cases involving embezzlement, bribery and dereliction of duty last year.
 
Making headway in the campaign to combat organized crime and root out local mafia, Chinese courts concluded 5,489 related cases in 2018, which involved 29,000 criminals, while procuratorates across the country approved the arrest of 73,385 suspects involved in such crime, among whom 61,188 were indicted.
 
Addressing pollution, China prosecuted 42,195 people for damaging environment and resources last year, up 21 percent year on year.
 
Strengthening intellectual property protection, Chinese courts concluded 288,000 cases related to intellectual property rights (IPR) of first instance in 2018, marking a year-on-year increase of 41.8 percent.
A tribunal for IPR-related cases was set up at the SPC last year to further strengthen the judicial protection of IPR.
In addition, the judiciary improved legal service of China's all-round opening-up.
 
The courts concluded 15,000 foreign-related civil and commercial cases of first instance in 2018.