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Zhou Qiang

China's top judge Zhou Qiang urges increased role for defence lawyers

China’s top judge Zhou Qiang’s called for lawyers and scholars to work together to reform the legal system, bringing new hope for an end to confrontations between judges and defence lawyers, and an increased role for these lawyers in court. 

Monday, 29 April, 2013, 9:26pm

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

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

Who said it?

The government will have a poverty line. Is the government also going to make a middle-class line?

16 Mar 2013 - 2:40am

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