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Is Murder Legal in China? - China Law in One Minute



In China, murder is illegal and constitutes a crime.

In accordance with the Criminal Law of China, criminals who commit intentional homicide will be sentenced to death, life imprisonment or fixed-term imprisonment for not less than 10 years; if the circumstances are minor, the aforesaid criminals will be sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment of more than 3 years but less than 10 years.


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



 Criminal Law (2017): Article 232


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Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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