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How Does China Handle Crime? - China Law in One Minute

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In China, criminals will be punished. Penalties include five kinds of principal punishments and three kinds of supplementary punishments. 

Principal punishments include: (1) public surveillance; (2) criminal detention; (3) fixed-term imprisonment; (4) life imprisonment; and (5) the death penalty. 

Supplementary punishments include: (1) fine; (2) deprivation of political rights; and (3) confiscation of property.

Deportation may be imposed independently or supplementarily to a foreigner who commits a crime.

For more about China's Criminal Law, please click here.

 

References: 

Criminal Law (2017): Articles 32, 33, 34, and 35

 

Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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