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[March 10th, 2011] Voices & Votes - China forms a socialist system of laws

03-10-2011 21:06 BJT Special Report: 2011 NPC & CPPCC Sessions |

Host: Yang Rui

Guest Speakers:

Mr. Tao Jingzhou, partner at Jones Day Beijing

Edward Lehman, managing director of Beijing-based law firm Lehman, Lee and Xu

Zhou Hanhua, from the Institute of Law at China's Academy of Social Sciences


Part 1: What is socialist system of Laws

China says it has fully established a socialist system of Laws covering all areas of society. According to the country's top legislator, the system provides a legal basis for the country's economic and social construction.

China's comprehensive legal system


CCTV Reporter: Han Bin

Socialist system of laws--A milestone for China




Tian Wei Report: Improving China's legal system

Tian Wei interviews Xin Chunying on China's legal system



Part 2: China's capital punishment reform

While some laws have embraced greater leniency, others are getting harsher. In the past, intoxicated drivers only had to fear losing points on their license and getting a slight fine.

Tougher penalties for drunk driving

Draft of revised marriage law under debate


Part 3: Analysis of China's State Compensation Law

A convicted murderer has been released and declared innocent after spending more than a decade in prison. Zhao Zuohai was cleared of his crime after his alleged victim returned home to his village alive and well in central China's Henan Province.

Compensation for wrongly convicted Law


Part 4: Rising law awareness

Rapid economic growth has resulted in Chinese people's growing awareness of using legal means to protect their rights and interests. The rising number of court cases poses a challenge to the country's court system and judicial efficiency needs to be enhanced.

Citizen bring more cases to court

Editor:James |Source: CNTV

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