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Anti-Organized Crime Law (2021)

Tue, 10 May 2022

Anti-Organized Crime Law was promulgated on 24 Dec. 2021, and entered into force on 1 May. 2022. The Law consists of 77 articles, aiming to prevent and punish organized crime.

The key points are as follows:

1. What is an organized crime?

It can be understood as the crime of a gangland organization, which is the criminal activity committed by a group of people who gather together purposefully online or offline. (Art. 2, Art. 23)

2. Is it possible for a foreign gangland organization to violate this law?


According to the principle of personal jurisdiction and territorial jurisdiction, this law applies when the crime is committed by a foreign gangland organization in China, and when the crime is committed outside China against the People’s Republic of China or Chinese citizens by a foreign gangland organization. (Art. 2, Art. 66)



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