Police in China are about to embark on a 100-day campaign to round up illegal firearms. Photo: Xinhua

China set to launch 100-day crackdown on illegal firearms, deadly or otherwise

  • E-commerce platforms, courier companies in the cross hairs as public security ministry announces latest campaign to close distribution channels
  • But lawyer says legal definitions must be reviewed to prevent owners of toy and replica weapons ending up behind bars
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Police in China are about to embark on a 100-day campaign to round up illegal firearms. Photo: Xinhua
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Prosecutors said Jiang designed the flush handles to mimic air gun grips. Photo: Thepaper.cn

Chinese man jailed for making ‘gun’ toilet handles will face retrial

  • Facts were unclear and evidence insufficient in the original judgment last September, court rules
  • Defence challenges method used by police to identify the handles as guns
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Prosecutors said Jiang designed the flush handles to mimic air gun grips. Photo: Thepaper.cn
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