In a previous post, ChinaLawTranslate provided data from a break down of disciplinary commission investigations relating to corruption investigations. Such investigations are internal to the Party and not part of the formal criminal justice system. This post looks at data made available today regarding actual criminal investigations by the people’s procuratorates.
The procuratorate is using its supervisory power to go after officials who fail in their duties to prevent environmental and food safety accidents. The suggestion is that there is often a corrupt official behind such instances, but it could just as easily be that a head must roll when the public is unhappy with these highly prominent areas of social concern.
Denial of producer or seller defenses that the plaintiff was aware of the problem at purchase, that the item was given as a sample or gift or that the item previously passed certification.
support for food/drug quality actions on tort, contract theories.
Increased liability for maintainers of physical and online market places/
Joint liability for groups creating false advertisement
Limiting ability of shrink wrap contracts and disclaimers to limit consumer rights.