Supreme People's Procuratorate

Hong Kong's graft watchdog needs to set good example

Timothy Tong Hin-ming. Photo: Dickson Lee

Credibility and integrity are the foremost qualities we expect of our law enforcers. Anything short of the highest standards can undermine confidence in their work. For those charged with fighting bribery, expectations are even higher. Regrettably, the former chief of the Independent Commission Against Corruption has let down the public with questionable spending and practices. The stakes are high given the commission's role as a graft buster. It is imperative to find out the scale of the problem and prevent a reoccurrence.

Friday, 26 April, 2013, 2:27am 5 comments

Deputies give lowest marks in six years to budget and court

Deputies wait in line to cast their votes during the sixth plenary meeting of the first session of the 12th NPC. Photo: Xinhua

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

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

Zhou Qiang. Photo: Simon Song

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

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

Zhou Qiang, the Hunan province party secretary. Photo: SCMP

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