2014 Supreme Procuratorate work report by Cao Jianming

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Original Chinese: 曹建明作最高人民检察院工作报告(全文)

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Cao Jianming, Chief Procurator of the Supreme People's Procuratorate

Delegates: I will now make a work report to the Congress on behalf of the Supreme People's Procuratorate for your deliberation and approval, and we ask every member of the CPPCC for comments.

Review of Procuratorial Work in 2013

In 2013, under the strong leadership of General Secretary Xi Jinping and the Party center, and under the strong supervision of the National People's Congress and its standing committee, the nation's procuratorate organs have earnestly studied and implemented the spirit of the 18th Party Congress and its third plenary session and comprehensively put into practice the decision of the first meeting of the National People's congress; tightly focussing on the Party and Nation's overall work, and in conformance with the people's new expectations of public safety, judicial fairness, rights protection and anti-corruption, to loyally perform the duties provided in the Constitution and law, with progress being made in each area.

I. Active engagement in the construction of a peaceful China, maintaining social harmony and stability.

Earnestly carried out duties such as approving arrests and indictments, adhering to the policy of combining severity with leniency, actively participating in social government, safeguarding the tranquil lives and contented work of the people and social stability and order.

Serious Criminal offenses were severely punished in accordance with law. The struggle against separatism, subversion and terrorism was thoroughly developed; firmly fighting against crimes of endangering state security and violent terrorist crimes. Close attention was paid to new situations appearing in the areas of public order and public safety, highlighting the fight against crimes that seriously affect the people's sense of security, and harshly punishing crimes of extreme violence which endanger public and individual safety and are committed for the purpose of taking revenge on society. Arrests of 500 thousand and 55 persons were approved for serious violent crimes, crimes by evil forces, frequently occurring property crimes and drug crimes; indicting 580, 485 people. Crimes violating the lawful rights and interests of minors, rural [migrant] workers, the disabled and the elderly were punished in accordance with law, and, together with relevant departments, an opinion on sexual crimes against minors was drafted to strictly fight against criminal conduct such as the sexual abuse of young girls and sexual abuse at schools, with 2,395 persons indicted for crimes of trafficking in women and children. Over the whole year, arrest of 879,817 persons was approved for all crimes, and 1,324,404 people were indicted.

Focused on resolving social contradictions. While severely punishing serious crimes, it was also decided not to arrest 82,089 persons who were suspected of crimes but where arrest was not necessary, and it was decided to not indict 51,393 persons where the circumstances of the crime were minor and did not need to be punished under the Criminal Law; respective increases of 2.8% and 34.3% . Systems for connecting prosecutors and mediators and for criminal reconciliation were improved. In cases of light crimes and crimes of negligence meeting the statutory requirements, where the defendant earnestly repented and obtained the forgiveness of the victims so that both sides voluntarily reached a settlement agreement, it was either decided in accordance with law to not arrest, not prosecute or a recommendation for leniency was made to the court, promoting the correction of crimes, and reparation of social relationships. Systems for risk assessment and early warning in case handling and explaining reasons in procuratorial documents were comprehensively implemented. Adhered to and developed the Fengqiao Experience' by improving people's service hotlines, strengthening efforts such as reception by the chief procurator,video reception, making rounds of the lower levels and earnestly resolve issues reflected by the public. Handled a total of 47,900 petitioning cases. Increased the force of judicial aid in the prosecution environment, providing aid to 13, 681 crime victims who truly had financial difficulties and their families.

Actively participated in social governance. Strengthened comprehensive social administration efforts in the procurate's sphere, actively participating in special rectification of prominent security issues in key security areas such as around campuses and urbanizing communities. Lawfully punished the use of the networks for defamation, extortion, obscenity, pornography, fraud, gambling and other crimes against the personal information of citizens by regulating network order and cleaning the network environment. Resolutely struck out against the violent injuring of medical professionals and other crimes involving healthcare, truly preserving the normal order of medical treatment. Ammended the People's Procuratorate's Provisions on Handling Juvenile Criminal Cases, implementing systems such as having specialized personal handle the case, social background inquiries, appropriate adults making appearances, conditional non-prosecution, and sealing of criminal records, to assist delinquent youth change their reform themselves. Promoted relevant social organizations and enterprises to provide mentorship, psychological counseling and labor skills training to migrant persons from other regions suspected of minor crimes, to equally protect their procedural rights.

Second, expanded the investigation and prevention of crimes abusing public office to promote anti-corruption and clean governance

Resolutely implemented the central authorities' deployment decisions in the fight against corruption, strengthening case-handling measures, focusing on crime prevention, promoting the construction of punishment and prevention systems against corruption.

Severely punished all kinds of crimes abusing public office. For the full year, there were 37,551 cases of crimes of corruption and bribery, dereliction of duty to infringe rights and other such crimes abusing public office, involving 51,306 persons. This are increases of 9.4% and 8.4% respectively. Prominently prosecuted major cases, 2,581 cases of corruption, bribery, or embezzlement that involved more than one million yuan were filed and investigated. 2,871 government employees at the county level or above were suspected of crimes, and of these, 253 were at the bureau level and 8 at the provincial level. Launched a special work project on investigating and preventing the occurrence of crimes abusing public office that occur alongside the people and harm the public's interests; filing and investigating 34,147 cases of crimes abusing public office that touched upon the lives and interests of the people. Sternly investigated crimes that infringed the public's democratic rights such as using bribery or other methods to undermine elections. Dug up corruption crimes that lay behind unfairness behind miscarriages of justice and unfairness in enforcement, finding 11,948 law enforcement personnel and 2,289 justice sector personnel who abused power for personal gain, perverted the law for their own betterment or were derelict in their duty. Increased the degree of punishment for giving bribes, pursuing criminal responsibility against 5,515 persons, an increase of 18.6%. Strengthened efforts to pursue suspects and recover lost assets, recovering goods and assets worth 10.14 billion yuan and working with relevant departments to catch 762 persons of crimes abusing public office.

Completed mechanisms for reporting and investigating crimes abusing public office. Expanded channels for the public to report corruption, establishing a "four-in-one system" for letters, visits, phone calls, and internet reporting. Strengthened the consolidated management of report leads, standardizing the processing sequence and promptly reviewing and making dispositions. Completed mechanisms for integrating investigations and unifying direction and coordination of major, difficult, and cross-jurisdictional cases. The Supreme People's Procuratorate Supervised 387 cases of crimes abusing public office. Persisted in enforcing the law according to strict regulation, fairly and civilly, correctly grasping the boundaries of law and policy, strictly implementing the requirements of 'the 10 lawfuls and 10 prohibitions' preventing the interruption of work-units normal productivity as a result of improper law enforcement.

Combining case handling and prevention for crimes of abusing public office. On a foundation of the annual report on improving punishment and prevention of crimes abusing public office, promote a system of special topics reporting earnestly analyzing the characteristics of crimes abusing public office in important professions and fields, submitting prevention and corrections policies for consultation in anti-corruption and clean governance. Strengthened case analysis and submitted suggestions for controlling risk and improving systems to units submitting cases and relevant departments, in 39,000 cases. Deepened the developed of publicity on prevention, strengthening the basic establishment of caution and education regarding the prevention of crimes abusing public office. Improved the national procuratorate system for online records inquiries for cases of bribery, providing 148 inquiries, and units or individuals with records of having given bribes were prevented for entering markets or had their credential level reduced, promoting the establishment of a national credit system.

III. Strengthened legal supervision of litigation activity, maintaining judicial fairness

Strictly implemented the revised Criminal and Civil Procedure laws, comprehensively performing the duty to supervise litigation, determinedly daring to supervise, being adept at supervision, supervising in accordance with law, and standardizing supervision.

Resolutely upheld the bottom line of preventing unjust, false and wrongfully decided cases. Earnestly embraced deep training on the occurrence of unjust, false and wrongfully decided cases, emphasizing looking for their causes in several factors, including the concept of individual law enforcement, systems and mechanisms, capacity and quality. Drafted the Several Opinions on Truly Performing the Procurate Duties in Preventing and Correcting Unjust, False and Wrongfully Decided Cases, to complete mechanisms for discovering, correcting, preventing, and pursuing liability for such circumstance. Adheres to equality before the law, to the use of the facts as a basis and the law as their measure, to not punishing in cases where there is doubt, and strictly following the legal procedures and system, to raise the level of individual law enforcement and legal supervision.

Studied and publicized the message of Zhang Biao, adhering to a stance of objective justice, gettingn a firm hold on factual, evidentiary, procedural and application of law hurdles, supervising and withdrawing 25,211 cases where investigators filed a case but should not have and submitted corrective opinions in 72,370 incidences of unlawful actions by investigators such as abuse of compulsory measures, illegal evidence gathering or torture to coerce confessions; increases of 25% and 27.3% from last year respectively. Where evidence was insufficient and a crime was not established, 100,157 decisions not to arrest were made for 100,157 persons, and decisions not to prosecute were made for 16, 427 persons, respective increases of 9.4% and 96.5% Persisted in requiring correction of error, learning of the wrongfully decided cases such as that of an uncle and nephew convicted of murder-rape and Yu Yingsheng being accused of killing his wife, and promptly communicated with the courts, submitting an opinion for retrial and change of judgment.

Strengthened supervision of criminal cases. Continued to put equal emphasis on punishing crime and protecting human rights and to put equal emphasis on substantive and procedural justice, pushing investigators to file 29,359 cases where they should have filed a case but had not done so, having 39,656 persons arrested where the investigators should have arrested them, but did not submit a request for arrest, and indicting 34,933 persons where the investigators should have requested a prosecution but did not transfer the case. Submitted prosecutorial counter-appeals in 6,354 criminal cases were it was found there were truly errors. Emphasized guaranteeing the procedural rights of criminal suspects and lawyers professional rights, supervised and corrected 606 cases where residential surveillance in a location designated by police was used improperly, and correct 2,153 cases where the ability of defenders to perform a defense was obstructed. Strengthened review of the need for detention, and made recommendations in 23,894 cases for criminal suspects to be released or have their compulsory measures modified when detention was no longer necessary.

Strengthened supervision of enforcement and monitoring activities. Paid close attention to ensuring the lawful rights and interests of persons in detention, supervising and correcting 42,873 incidents of unlawful circumstances in the enforcement of criminal penalties or monitoring activities; cleared up cases of extended detention without resolution, supervising and correcting 432 instances of detention beyond the time limits. Improved mechanisms for coincident modification of enforcement and supervision, supervising and correcting the improper commutation, parole or temporary service outside of prison of 16,708 people, an increase of 16.8%. Strengthened the legal supervision of community corrections, correcting incidents where people had been overlooked or evaded supervision, promoting the transformation of those in community corrections through education, ensuring the correct enforcement of penalties in accordance with law.

Strengthened supervision of civil and administrative litigation. Earnestly implemented the new provisions of the revised civil procedure law, drafting the People's Procuratorate Provisions on Supervising Civil Litigation. Strengthened and regulated legal supervision of civil and administrative litigation activities, submitting prosecutorial counter-appeals on effective judgments or mediation agreements, or procuratorial new trial opinions, in 15,538 cases; submitting procuratorial opinions on unlawful circumstances at trial in 18,38 cases, and submiting procuratorial opinions in 41,069 cases of unlawful circumstances in enforcement of civil actions. Supported victimized units and individuals in filing civil suits in 19,021 cases of harming national interests and social public interests or harming a group with difficulties. Earnestly explained the law and sought to uphold the judgment and end litigation in 22,305 civil administrative appeals cases where the judgment was believed correct.

IV. Grounded the procuratorate's functions, promoted development and ensured the people's livelihood.

Tightly centering around the long-term stable development of the center, adjustment of structures, promoting reform, benefiting the people's livelihoods and other major deployments, fully bring into play the role of professional duties such as punishment, prevention, supervision, education and protection in promoting reform and development and advancing the people's well-being and construction of a positive legal environment.

Actively serviced economic development. Further advanced work on combating commercial bribery, centering around important areas such as the transfer of public resources, the restructuring of state owned enterprises and government procurement, to investigate 4,549 state personnel suspected of commercial bribery. Increased the force of punishment and prevention of crimes abusing public office in the construction and engineering fields, investigating 8,137 persons for crimes abusing public office in areas such as tendering and bidding, capital management, quality supervision and other areas; and selected 100 major construction and engineering projects from across the nation for special prevention, working collectively with relevant units on risk control and clean governance. Punished financial fraud, contract fraud, insider trading, illegal fundraising or pyramid schemes, and other serious economic crimes, indicting 84,202 persons on suspicion of crimes undermining the order of the market economy. Ensured the implementation of the innovation-driven development strategy , strengthening judicial protection of intellectual property rights, and indicting 8,802 persons on suspicion of crimes such as infringing trademark rights, patent rights, copyrights and trade secrets. Promoted the connection of administrative enforcement and criminal justice, improving situation reporting,information sharing and other such systems, urging administrative enforcement organs to transfer 6,873 cases of suspected crimes. Resolutely cracked down on crime infringing on the lawful rights and interests on non-public enterprises, particularly of small and micro enterprises, equally protecting enterprises of all types of ownership and internal or external investment.

Strove to preserve the lawful rights and interests of the public. Targeted food and drug safety issues of broad social concern to jointly put forward a judicial interpretation together with the Supreme People's Court, strictly punishing crimes endangering food and drug safety, prosecuting 10,540 persons suspected of poisonous or harmful foodstuffs, producing fake or shoddy medicines or other such crimes, an increase of 29.5%, and the Supreme People's Procuratorate put its name on the supervision and handling of 785 cases of crimes endangering food and drug safety. Simultaneously entered the investigation of particularly serious accidents and filed cases to investigate crimes of dereliction of duty or other crimes abusing public office that lie behind fires, mining accidents, and other such incidents in 685 cases involving 1066 people; increases of 61.9% and 72.5% respectively. Strictly punished the sale and manufacture of fake seeds, pesticides, fertilizer and other crimes causing agricultural harms; investigating 12,748 persons for crimes abusing public office in areas related to agriculture such as agricultural subsidies and rural water conservation establishment. Improved mechanisms for cooperation with procuratorate organs in military areas, increasing the force in the fight against crimes harming national defense or the lawful rights and interests of soldiers and their families. Protected the lawful rights and interests of countrymen from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan and of returning overseas Chinese and their families, in accordance with law.

Strengthened judicial protections for natural resources. Placed great importance of environmental security, jointly drafting a judicial interpretation on handling criminal cases of environmental pollution, clarifying standards for conviction and increasing the force of penalties. Prosecuted 20,969 people suspected in serious environmental pollution accidents, illegal mining, illegal logging, deforestation and other such crimes,and investigated 1,290 persons for crimes abusing public office in areas such as environmental monitoring, pollution control and ecological restoration project construction. Explored using methods such as urging prosecution and procuratorial suggestions to promote relevant organs to lawfully perform their duty to oversee environmental resources.

V. Strengthened self-supervision to ensure strict, standardized, fair and civilized law enforcement.

Firmly establish the awareness that supervisors must even more actively accept supervision, strengthening both internal and external supervision and limitations, ensuring that the procuratorate authority is exercised correctly and in accordance with law.

Consciously accepted the supervision of the National People's Congress. The Supreme People's Procuratorate has earnestly studied and implemented the spirit of the first meeting of the twelfth National People's Congress, researching and implementing the representatives opinions point by point. Completed efforts to consolidate and organize judicial interpretations and in accordance with the requirements of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, clearing up a total of 452 judicial interpretations and documents with a judicial interpretation nature, abolishing 102, and revising 55. Made a special report to the National People's Congress Standing Committee on efforts against corruption and bribery in procuratorate organs, increasing the the force of punishment and prevention for corruption and bribery crimes, and keeping high pressure on punishing corruption crimes. Strengthened regular contacts with the National People's Representatives,using multiple means such inviting representatives to perform inspections, surveys, hold symposia or visiting representatives and having online contact, to broadly and deeply hear their opinons. 71 proposals and suggestions were submitted by National People's Representatives and were all handled and promptly responded to.

Conscientiously accepted democratic and social supervision. Active reported to the CPPCC on Procuratorial works, faithfully hearing opinions and handling 29 proposals by the CPPCC. Established mechanisms for contacting democratic party members, commercial alliance members, and persons without party affiliation, jointly launching special research. Fully brought into play the role of people's supervisors, special procurators and expert consultative committees in participating in procuratorate decisions, supervision of law enforcement and case handling and other functions; with people's supervisors supervising 2,938 cases of crimes abusing public office. Earnestly heard lawyers' opinions and conscientiously accepted the supervision and checks by lawyers, to promote our own just law enforcement. Earnestly reviewed issues of public opinion feedback relating to the procuratorate , and promptly replied to social concerns.

Deepened judicial openness, and promoted a sunshine procuracy. Promoted systematization and standardization of procuratorial organs' prompt proactive disclosure and parties' applications for disclosures, widely establishing procuratorate affairs disclosure lobbies and comprehensively promoting the case progress information inquiry system, notice of procedural rights, notice of case resolution and other such systems. For cases with larger controversies regarding case facts and applicable laws, or cases that have a large social impact locally , procuratorate organs either did not prosecute or where appellants were not persuaded by the procuratorate's handling decision, explored conducting an open review. Strengthened the establishment of the procuratorates' web portal, Weibo, WeChat and other new media platforms to promote the systematic release of news, and prompt disclosure of major case handling circumstances to increase transparency in law enforcement and case handling, and the credibility of the judiciary.

Strengthened internal supervision and management of law enforcement and case handling. The Supreme People's Procuratorate revised the basic work norms for procuratorate organs, strictly implementing the system of completely recording the full interrogation process of persons suspected of crimes abusing public office, promoting a system of separating case acceptance and case handling in appeals cases, and deepening the establishment of a system for consolidated management and case quality review. 以信息化推进执法规范化、管理科学化,研发部署融办案、管理、统计于一体的统一业务应用系统,实现对全国四级检察机关所有执法办案活动的全程、统一、实时、动态管理和监督。 Increased the force of review in procuratorate affairs, organizing and launching the thorough investigation of 90 procuratorates in 10 provinces, promptly reporting and making corrections to outstanding problems in law enforcement and case handling.

VI. Strengthened the establishment of the judicial corps, raising the level of fairness and integrity in law enforcement.

Persevered in establishing a strong procuratorate team, adhering to idealistic beliefs and raising professional character, fostering positive work styles, and cementing the foundation at the base levels.

Solidly launched the Party's mass line educational practice actions. Stressed the themes of people-oriented, practical and incorruptible; in striving to correct the 'four work style problems' and prominent issues in law enforcement and justice. The Supreme People's Procuratorate earnestly combed through comments and opinions from all sides, formulating 87 specific rectification measures, launching special rectification projects on 14 issues reflected by the public such as difficulty in making accusations and appellate complaints. Strengthened the establishment of the procuratorate's professional ethics, launching the 'search for the most beautiful procurators' activity, recognizing and publicizing Lin Zhimei, Sha Feng, Liu Boaqi as advanced models for leading the vast procuratorate staff in resolute belief, obedience to law, and professional conscientiousness in enforcing the law for the people.

Strengthened the building of character and ability. Persisted in emphasizing leading cadres, frontline management and base level procuratorate personnel; further advanced large-scale education and trainings, widely launched operations contests and workplace trainings, to train a collective total of 172,000 procuratorate personnel. Advanced the six-point project for procuratorate personnel, organizing the selection of the third wave of national procuratorate affairs experts, emphasizing bringing into play the guiding role of high level talent in handling major cases and in performing research in procuratorate theory. Strengthened the cultivation of 'bilingual' talent in ethnic regions. Organized an educational tour of exceptional core procuratorate operations members going to the west, and the National Procurators Academy directly trained over 3,200 procuratorate staff from Tibet, Xinjiang and other western regions.

Strengthened the establishment of discipline, work-styles and internal anti-corruption efforts. The Supreme People's Procuratorate formulated measures for procuratorate organs implementation of the central authorities 8-point provisions, and promulgated a prohibition on procuratorate staff conduct outside the 8 hour [workday], Strengthened oversight of leading cadres, hearing the work reports of chief procurators from 9 provincial level procuratorates on professional integrity, and made an inspection of 7 provincial level procuratorate leadership teams. Increased the force of strict discipline for positive work styles, creating a special section on whistle-blower report websites for 'reporting procuratorate police violations of law or discipline. A total of 210 procuratorate personnel were investigated for violations of law or discipline nationally, with 26 of these being transferred for pursuit of criminal liability, increases of 26.2% and 13% respectively. Promptly reported typical cases of violations of law or discipline by procuratorate personnel to strengthen vigilance and education.

Unrelentingly persisted in laying a foundation at the base levels. Improved guidance mechanisms for construction of the basic levels, implementing systems such as having higher level procuratorate leaders go to the base level installations for inspection, and pairing operations departments for guidance. The Supreme People's Procuratorate conducted sampling evaluations of the construction of 5 provinces basic level procuratorates, deeply analyzing existing problems and weaknesses, finding new work areas for efforts. Improved systems for adjunct posting of cadres between higher and lower procuratorates and between eastern and western procuratorates for practice, improving the system for collective development of the base level procuratorates. Bolstered the frontline platforms for law enforcement for the people , by already establishing 2,758 outpost procuratorate offices in villages , towns and communities with population concentrations. Comprehensively increased the operations ,talent and capital projects in support of Tibet and Xinjiang, and increased the force of suppor in procuratorate work for 4 provinces;, such as Qinghai's Tibetan region, for former Central Soviet areas such as Gannan, and for western regions such as Guizhou.

The success achieved by the procuratorate in the last year, is the result of the correct leadership of General Secretary Comrade Xi Jinping's Party Central Committee, the powerful supervision of the National People's Congress and it's Standing Committee, and the care, support and assistance of all levels of party committees, people's congresses, governments, political-legal committees, all aspects of society and national people's representatives and the national political-legal committee. For this, I represent the Supreme People's Procuratorate in expressing heartfelt gratitude!

Delegates, we have become acutely aware that the proscurate still has no small number of problems in its work. Compared to the comprehensive deepening of reforms and the public's expectations, there is a relatively large disparity between the force and effects of our punishment and prevention of crimes abusing public office, and corrective supervision of prominent issues in law enforcement and justice After the revised Criminal Procedure Law and Civil Procedure Law took effect, a few procuratorate organs and procuratorate personnel's ideologies and case handling methods remained inappropriate, not sufficiently performing new duties granted in the revised laws and not strictly implementing new requirements for protecting human rights and standardizing law enforcement. Illegal seizure, freezing or disposal of assets involved in a case, violating the lawful rights and interests of litigation participants , and other such problems continue to exists, and a small number of procuratorate staff have serious privileged mentality and overbearing work styles, some even use their power for their own gain, taking bribes to bend the law, seriously harming the credibility of the judiciary. There is a shortage of specialized talent for handling cases in areas such as finance, intellectual property and information networks. The development of basic level procuratorates is uneven, especially in a few remote poor regions where the loss of procuratorate talent is prominent and technological informatization lagging behind. We must persist in being problem oriented, tightly focusing on our own problems and not letting go, relying on attention and support from all sides, to keep chipping away, promoting the resolution of these problems.

2014Procuratorial Work Plan

In 2014, the procuratorate organs will delve into implementing the spirit of the second and third plenary sessions of the Party's 18th congress, fully implementing the Central Political Legal Work Conference's and this meeting of the national people's congress's requirements for deployment, studying the series of important speeches of General Secretary Xi Jinping, to establish a solid team, strengthen capacity for legal supervision, raise the level of investigation , handling and prevention of crimes abusing public office, promote strict law enforcement and fair justice, ensuring the people's interests, maintaining the authority of the constitution and laws, truly shouldering the responsibility and mission of maintaining social stability promoting social fairness and justice, and ensuring the people's livelihoods and well-being; so as to advance the comprehensive deepening of reforms, and making a new contribution to the governance under law.

First, provide effective justice assurances to the comprehensive deepening of reforms. . Formulate opinions on implementing comprehensive deepening of reforms in service, tightly revolving around the key areas of reform development, actively participating in rectification and standardization of markets' economic order, increasing the strength of punishments for serious economic crimes; lawfully investigate, handle and prevent crimes abusing public office in the oversight of state assets and resources, urbanization and other areas, fairly protecting the system of public ownership and the lawful rights and interests of non publicly owned enterprises. Properly handle new types of cases appearing during reforms, correctly distinguish between missteps in reforms and abuse or dereliction of duty, and determine the boundary between reform explorations and exploiting reform loopholes to commit crimes; promote the strengthening of social forces and opening to the outside world.

Second, punish and correct all types of crime in accordance with law, maintaining the overall stability of society. Resolutely fight against the hostile forces' separatist, infiltration and subversion actions;' resolutely fight against all kinds of violent terrorist activity; resolutely fight against crimes that seriously threaten social security and public safety, or that seriously endanger the safety of people's lives and property. Launch the special action against crimes involving agriculture and protecting the lawful rights and interests of agricultural workers; lawfully punishing crimes infringing on rural citizens' rights and interests, endangering agricultural production and influencing the stable development of rural villages. Increase force in the struggle against crime in areas such as food and drug safety, production safety, environmental resources, and intellectual property protections; and strictly investigate the crimes abusing public office that lay behind serious negligent accidents such as in food and drug safety and environmental pollution. Punish cybercrimes in accordance with law, maintaining security in online society.

Third, raise the level of investigating, handling and preventing crimes abusing public office. Earnestly implement the "2013-2017 Work Plan for Establishing and Improving Systems for Punishment and Prevention of Corruption". Adhere to requiring investigation of all cases and punishing all corruption, to resolutely investigate and handle crimes abusing public office occurring in leadership organs and among leading cadres; continue to deeply promote the special action efforts to investigate, handle and prevent occurrences of crimes abusing public office near to the public or harming the public's interests. Effectively integrate investigation resources, improve systems for coordination and collaboration, strictly standardizing law enforcement conduct and placing greater importance on the quality and effectiveness of case handling. Cooperate closely with the relevant departments, deepen international judicial cooperation against corruption, increase the degree of pursuit of fleeing criminals who have committed crimes abusing public office and their criminal proceeds. Emphasize the prevention, control and reduction of crimes abusing public office.

Fourth, strengthen the force of legal supervision, promoting strict enforcement of law, and a fair judiciary. Adhere to requiring adherence to existing law, requiring severity in enforcing the law, and requiring research into violations of law to improve the system of judicial human rights protections by increasing oversight of the criminal litigation process, with particular supervision corrections of cases that go unfiled, crimes that go unpursued, unlawful case filing, illegal collection of evidence, abuse of compulsory measures, disproportionate sentencing and other issues, strictly delineating between crimes and not crimes, strictly preventing unjust, false and wrongly decided cases. Continue to focus on old cases that have never been closes; launch a special procuratorate action on commutations, parole and temporary service of sentences outside of prison, emphasizing supervision of penalty enforcement in crimes abusing public office, financial crimes, crimes involving mafia-type organizations and other such crimes. Strengthen and standardize the procuratorate's civil and administrative work, emphasizing supervision and correction of unfair judgments, false actions, civil settlements harming the national interest and public interest, unlawful enforcement and other such issues. Strictly investigate crimes abusing public office by law enforcement and judicial personnel, promoting fairness and integrity in justice. Conscientiously accept checks by the public the public security organs and people's courts during litigation, ensure lawyers lawful practice, jointly maintaining judicial fairness and the authority of the law.

Fifth, comprehensively deepen reforms of the procuratorate. Earnestly implement the central authorities deployment related to the deepening of judicial reform, firmly grasping the correct direction of procuratorial reforms, strengthening the overall design, overall coordination, and promotion of the whole, to better the Socialist procuratorial system with Chinese characteristics. Implement reform of work mechanisms for petitioning related to litigation, promote and improving the national judicial assistance system, increasing the degree of lawfully accepting cases, lawfully correcting errors, lawfully compensating and lawfully giving aid. Deepen judicial openness in the procuratorial sphere, improving systems for inquiries into case handling information and establishing a system for disclosing final procuratorate organ legal documents to the society, and increasing the proactiveness and promptness of judicial disclosure. Carry out pilot projects on reforms of the system for procurator case handling responsibility, implementing and strengthening responsibility in law enforcement and case handling. Reform the method of selecting people's supervisors, improving the procedure for oversight by the people's supervisors and promoting the legalization of the people's supervisor system.

Sixth, strengthen the establishment of a team that is up to the task. With the basic level procuratorates as the focus, follow the requirements of resolute ideology, law enforcement for the people, the courage to take things one, and integrity to strongly increase the the establishment of the procuratorate corps. Deeply develop the Party's massline education and practice activities, sustainably managing the work styles problems, especially privelege mentality, overbearing work styles and other prominent issues, conscientiously accepting the people's supervision. Strengthen the professionalization of education and training, emphasizing recruitment, selection and cultivation of high-level talent to increase overall character and ability. Increase the degree of support for procuratorate work and procuratorate corps establishment in central and western areas, the old revolutionary base areas, border regions, and impoverished areas. Deeply advance the standardization of judicial construction, further standardize case handling processes, improve mechanisms for oversight and checks, strengthen systemic safeguards judicial fairness. Unequivocally oppose judicial corruption by improving system such as the rotating key positions and recusal system, and resolutely implement tall disciplinary prohibitions and resolutely investigate violations of law such as handling cases on the basis of relationships, sentiment, or money, and resolutely clear out bad apples, striving to build a procuratorate corps that solid in its politics, responsibility, discipline and work style.

Delegates, in the new year, the entire nation's procuratorate organs will gather close around Secretary Xi Jinping's Party Central Committee to raise high the great banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics, Deng Xiaoping theory, the important thought of the three represents , with the scientific outlook on development as a guide to increase our conscientious acceptance of oversight by the people's congresses, democratic oversight and social oversight, to further promote the establishment of a peaceful China, a China under the rule of law, and to fully establish a well off society , and exert ourselves in the struggle to realize the resurgence of Chinese people's great Chinese Dream !

 

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