The Supreme People's Court in Beijing. The judiciary in China is often criticised by legal experts outside the country who say the government constantly interferes in court decisions. Photo: SCMP Pictures The Supreme People's Court in Beijing. The judiciary in China is often criticised by legal experts outside the country who say the government constantly interferes in court decisions. Photo: SCMP Pictures
The Supreme People's Court in Beijing. The judiciary in China is often criticised by legal experts outside the country who say the government constantly interferes in court decisions. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Court in China ‘fiddled records’ ahead of annual appraisal

Department in Anhui province accused of marking unfinished case as closed to improve statistics before end-of-year review, according to a newspaper report

The Supreme People's Court in Beijing. The judiciary in China is often criticised by legal experts outside the country who say the government constantly interferes in court decisions. Photo: SCMP Pictures The Supreme People's Court in Beijing. The judiciary in China is often criticised by legal experts outside the country who say the government constantly interferes in court decisions. Photo: SCMP Pictures
The Supreme People's Court in Beijing. The judiciary in China is often criticised by legal experts outside the country who say the government constantly interferes in court decisions. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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