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Supreme People's Court judge urges end to wrongful convictions

One of China's most senior judges has called for an end to miscarriages of justice by the nation's courts after two cases of wrongful convictions have highlighted inadequacies in its legal system.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Pedigree of top judge Zhou Qiang offers hope for legal reform

Unlike his predecessor Wang Shengjun, a party official with a police background who never studied law, Zhou Qiang, 53, was one of the country's first law students after the Cultural Revolution. He joined Southwest University of Political Science and Law in 1978 and graduated with a master's degree in civil law in 1985.

4 Apr 2013 - 5:50am 1 comment

Deputies give lowest marks in six years to budget and court

Thousands of National People's Congress deputies gave the lowest endorsement in the past six years to government, budget and court reports yesterday - a small sign of progress in the top legislature, analysts say.

18 Mar 2013 - 5:28am

Zhou Qiang's new role as the top judge is largely symbolic

Hu Chunhua and Sun Zhengcai, both three years younger than the 52-year-old Zhou, have now eclipsed him on the political stage after joining the 25-member Politburo, and are in pole position to become the core of the party's sixth-generation leadership.

16 Mar 2013 - 5:01am

Hunan party chief Zhou Qiang named as mainland's top judge

Zhou Qiang, 52, won 2,908 votes of the 2,957 effective ballots cast by National People's Congress deputies to become president of the Supreme People's Court, succeeding unpopular 66-year-old Wang Shengjun. Cao Jianming, 57, received 2,933 of the 2,956 votes cast to win reappointment as procurator general of the Supreme People's Procuratorate. 

16 Mar 2013 - 4:41am 1 comment

Law officials' five-yearly reports to NPC tout reforms but lack details

The mainland's top judge and prosecutor delivered their five-yearly work reports yesterday, promising to deepen judicial reforms and touting their achievements in cracking down on graft, but disappointing legal experts who hoped for wider reforms.

11 Mar 2013 - 6:06am

Hu Jintao protégé Zhou Qiang tipped as the mainland's top prosecutor

Rumours have circulated over the past few days over Zhou Qiang's career path, suggesting he would be appointed either the president of the Supreme People's Procuratorate or president of the Supreme People's Court.

10 Mar 2013 - 6:56am

Top prosecution body to add second review of death penalty sentences

Legal expert He Weifang expects the main outcome will be fewer instances of wrongful death executions.

26 Feb 2013 - 8:32am

Who is Zhang Jun and why was he just promoted to the Communist Party's disciplinary body?

Zhang's backing of Bo Xilai while a court official makes it clear what he thinks about corruption, so how far will he be willing to go now that he works in extrajudicial discipline?

6 Nov 2012 - 2:03pm

'Social stability should be key in demolition cases'

The country's top court has stressed the need to consider potential impacts on social stability before demolition requests are granted.

11 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

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