Host: Yang Rui
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
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.
CCTV Reporter: Han Bin
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.
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.
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.