China Justice Observer


EnglishArabicChinese (Simplified)DutchFrenchGermanHindiItalianJapaneseKoreanPortugueseRussianSpanishSwedishHebrewIndonesianVietnameseThaiTurkishMalay

SPP Reports First Quarter 2023 Results

Mon, 26 Jun 2023
Categories: China Legal Trends

In the first quarter of 2023, Chinese procuratorates received 182,000 applications for arrest and 369,000 cases for examination and prosecution.

On 27 Apr. 2023, China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) released to the public the case-handling data of procuratorates nationwide from January to March 2023.

In addition to the above, the following data are worth noting:

  • In criminal cases, more than 490 suspects were arrested and not prosecuted.
  • In criminal cases, more than 3,700 defendants were not given light sentences, suspended sentences or exempted from criminal punishment after their arrest, and more than 250 were found not guilty and exempted from criminal punishment.
  • In 48.5% of cases where the police authorities requested arrest, the procuratorates decided not to arrest.
  • In 28.3% of cases where the police authorities requested public prosecution, the procuratorates decided not to prosecute.
  • In cases involving intellectual property infringement, more than 2,800 people were prosecuted.
  • In cases of disrupting the order of financial administration, more than 4,000 people were prosecuted.

In addition, the SPP said that from March 2021 to March 2023, the procuratorates nationwide have handled a total of more than 5,900 cases of compliance non-prosecution.



Cover Photo by Mick Haupt on Unsplash

Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

Save as PDF

You might also like

SPC Publishes Typical Cases on Public Security Crimes

In April 2024, China's Supreme People's Court (SPC) released five typical cases illustrating crimes against public security, emphasizing clarifications on trial criteria and sentencing principles, featuring a case involving serious injuries from objects thrown off a high-rise building.

Beijing Court Upholds Workers' Right to Offline Rest

The Beijing No. 3 Intermediate People's Court ruled that workers are entitled to overtime pay for “invisible overtime work” conducted via social media outside of working hours, protecting their right to “offline rest”.

China Revises State Secrets Protection Law

China’s national legislature, the National People’s Congress, revised the State Secrets Protection Law to enhance information classification, secrecy in technological innovation, and precise protection of state secrets, effective May 1, 2024.