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China Announces Latest State Compensation Standard for Violations of Personal Freedom

Mon, 17 Jul 2023
Categories: China Legal Trends

From 10 May 2023, the compensation standard is CNY 436.89 (approx. USD 60.99) per day.

In May 2023, China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) issued a notice stating that if a state organ or its personnel infringe upon a citizen’s personal freedom in the exercise of its functions and powers, such as illegally detaining a citizen, the state shall pay compensation to the citizen at the rate of CNY 436.89 per day based on the number of days the citizen’s freedom has been violated.

According to China’s State Compensation Law (国家赔偿法), where a state organ or its personnel infringe upon a citizen’s personal freedom, compensation payment for each day shall be calculated according to the State average daily wage of staff and workers in the previous year.

According to the National Bureau of Statistics announced on 9 May 2023, the annual average salary of non-private urban employees in 2022 is CNY 114,029, and the daily average salary is CNY 436.89.

Therefore, the compensation standard is CNY 436.89 in 2023.



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Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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