The death penalty applies to 55 offences, including fraud and illegal money-lending. Photo: AFPThe death penalty applies to 55 offences, including fraud and illegal money-lending. Photo: AFP
The death penalty applies to 55 offences, including fraud and illegal money-lending. Photo: AFP

China considers abolishing death penalty for nine crimes

Number of offences that lead to execution to fall from 55 to 46 after reforms pledge

The death penalty applies to 55 offences, including fraud and illegal money-lending. Photo: AFPThe death penalty applies to 55 offences, including fraud and illegal money-lending. Photo: AFP
The death penalty applies to 55 offences, including fraud and illegal money-lending. Photo: AFP
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