A series of controversial cases touched off criticism of the strictness and rigidity of standards used in China to distinguish toy firearms from real ones. Pictured: workers prepare illegal weapons for destruction at a yard in Ningbo, in eastern China's Zhejiang province. Photo: AFP

China eases air gun laws after public outcry over harsh court rulings

Under new rules issued by China’s Supreme Court, the lower courts now must consider motivation and other factors in deciding air gun cases

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A series of controversial cases touched off criticism of the strictness and rigidity of standards used in China to distinguish toy firearms from real ones. Pictured: workers prepare illegal weapons for destruction at a yard in Ningbo, in eastern China's Zhejiang province. Photo: AFP
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