Li Tianyi, the son of a Chinese general, was sentenced to 10 years for rape. As in any country, the trial excited the public’s imagination because of its salacious nature and the insight it offered into the world of privileged celebrity. This article , translated from the Chinese, accurately reflects how the courts explain their verdict to the public, addressing the public’s areas of biggest concern.
This is a quick not-quite translation of an article that is full of interesting information about how Beijing is implementing the CPL. I just this very faithful summary in English rather than translate the original, but the increasing amount of skepticism as the article progresses is in the original. There’s lots of good things happening, but plenty to work on as well.
The SPC’s Executive Vice-president, Shen Deyong, made waves saying that for the sake preventing wrongful convictions , it would be better to let an guilty man walk than have an innocent man be punished. The SPP’s Deputy-Chief, Zhu Xiaoqing says not on his watch, citing the unrealistic pressures this would put on police and prosecutors, and the unintended ways it would impact their behavior.