• China courts sentence drug suspects


    China destroyed tonnes of drugs and sentenced hundreds of people in its crackdown on narcotics ahead of International Day Against Drug Abuse which falls on June 26.

  • Why this sentence must be handled with caution


    As a legal reporter, I've written about a number of fatal tragedies over the past five years. But the case when a young man was convicted of killing his roommate by spiking drinking water with toxic chemicals in Shanghai in 2013 was a rare incident that made me want to know more.

  • Supreme court reopens insider trading case


    China's Supreme People's Court (SPC) reopened one of the country's biggest insider trading cases on Wednessday after procurators protested lenient penalties handed out by lower courts.

  • Lawyer in student poison case hands in 7 petitions


    The new lawyer for Lin Senhao, a former university student who was convicted of killing his roommate with poison, handed seven petitions to the nation's highest court on Thursday after the court started reviewing his death sentence.

  • Zhou Yongkang sentenced to life imprisonment


    Zhou Yongkang was sentenced to life imprisonment on Thursday for accepting bribes, abusing his power and deliberately disclosing State secrets, Tianjin Municipal No. 1 Intermediate People's Court ruled.

  • Review of high-profile China rape and murder case prolonged


    The higher people's court in East China's Shandong province has decided to extend the review of a rape and murder case in which a young man was executed 20 years ago, only to have another man confess to the crime years later.