Xiao Yang

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Tuesday, 19 April, 2011, 12:00am

Court chief pledges to crack down on graft in judiciary

Supreme People's Court president Xiao Yang yesterday took responsibility for corruption and lack of professionalism in the judiciary, pledging to clean up the system and provide better training this year to judges and court officials.

14 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

On the agenda


9am NPC delegates to review revised Corporate Income Tax bill, draft Property Law and 11th NPC delegates' election draft guidelines.

10am Joint press conference on social security by Labour and Social Security Minister Tian Chengping , Vice-Minister Liu Yongfu and Civil Affairs Vice-Minister Li Liguo .

13 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

On the agenda


9am Delegates to review the NPC Standing Committee work reports.

10am Joint press conference by Commerce Minister Bo Xilai and People's Bank of China governor Zhou Xiaochuan on foreign economic and trade co-operation, and monetary policy.


9am NPC delegates to review the revised draft of corporate income tax draft.

12 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Courts taken to task on piracy

CPPCC and NPC delegates representing the science and technology sector yesterday lashed out at the failure of mainland courts to crack down on the rampant abuse of intellectual property rights.

12 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Top judge renews order to clear backlog of cases

Less than two months after issuing an order to clear a backlog of cases, the president of the Supreme People's Court, Xiao Yang, yesterday stepped up pressure on judicial officials to raise their efficiency.

During a video conference, Mr Xiao told judges they should take his order seriously and speed up the clearing of cases that are 'long overdue'.

11 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Judges rebuked in court crackdown

Nearly 300 judges and court officials have been reprimanded this year for breaking the law or overstepping their authority, Justice Minister Xiao Yang said.

Thirty-three were given 'criminal sentences' in the clean-up campaign launched when the minister took office six months ago. It remains unclear just how severe the sentences were or what offences were committed.

31 Aug 1998 - 12:00am


A campaign has been launched to improve judicial efficiency and fight courtroom corruption, said Judge Li Fan.

He said the courts faced a serious backlog of cases. Some judges were unable to close cases within their legal time limits.

The judiciary handled more than three million civil cases last year. Fewer than 100,000 judges could hear such cases, he said.

5 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

'Low rate' of repeat offenders

The mainland was one of few countries with a low repeat crime rate, the Justice Minister said yesterday.

Xiao Yang said less than eight per cent of the people released from prison would reoffend.

Xinhua quoted the minister speaking at a review of the past five years' judicial work at a national conference in Jinan, Shandong province.

18 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

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4 May 1996 - 12:00am

Outstanding results in blitz on crooks

Justice Minister Xiao Yang yesterday told judicial officials across China to take an active part in the latest 'strike hard' campaign.

Officials who do not do a good job will be considered failing to 'keep in line with the [Communist] Party central politically,' Mr Xiao said.

3 May 1996 - 12:00am