Chine Economic Review Says Legal System To Be Reformed

Sorry – this is now a week old – – as usual little or no detail givenĀ  just the assurance that it will happen


China announces pilot program to reform legal system
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
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China announced plans on Monday to launch a series of limited legal reforms aimed at curbing interference from local governments while retaining Party control of the legal system, Reuters reported, citing state-run media. As part of the pilot reforms, provincial governments rather than local governments will be given the authority to pick judges and prosecutors and fix the budgets of local courts. The reforms will also give judges more power and accountability and create a separate management system for judges and prosecutors apart from the civil service hierarchy. The pilot programs will run in six regions, including Shanghai, Guangdong and Qinghai province.