The third plenum of the first session of the 12th National People’s Congress has begun in Beijing.
China’s chief justice, Wang Shengjun, is due to deliver a report on the work of the Supreme People’s Court, and Procurator-General, Cao Jianming, is also scheduled to present his work report of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate.
The Supreme People’s Court is the highest judicial body in China. It also the highest supervisor of local people’s courts and special people’s courts. The Supreme People’s Procuratorate is the highest procuratorial body in China and the state’s main legal supervisor.
Highlights of chief justice's work report
China convicts 5 million criminals in five years
Chinese courts convicted and punished 5.24 million criminals from 2008 to 2012, up 25.5 percent over the period from 2003 to 2007, said the country's top judge here Sunday.
More than 30 ministerial level officials investigated
More than 30 officials at ministerial level or higher have been placed under investigation for corruption or crimes of misconduct in office over the past five years, said China's top procurator here Sunday.