Private-sector workers are far more likely to find themselves caught up in China’s legal system. Photo: Simon Song

China’s top prosecutor urges courts to cut entrepreneurs more slack, as concerns grow about unfair treatment

  • Zhang Jun, the head of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, said courts should try to avoid formal charges and seek probation when possible
  • Private business leaders and workers are far more likely to face criminal charges compared with their peers in the state sector
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Private-sector workers are far more likely to find themselves caught up in China’s legal system. Photo: Simon Song
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Linda Lew

Linda Lew

Born in China and raised in New Zealand, Linda joined the Post as a reporter in 2018. Previously, she freelanced for Chinese technology media site TechNode. She holds bachelor's degrees in arts and commerce from the University of Auckland, and has a master's in global business journalism from Tsinghua University.