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What Does China Do to Criminals?

Sat, 04 Dec 2021
Editor: C. J. Observer

In China, if a person commits a crime, he may be sentenced to the following penalties:

(1) public surveillance;

(2) criminal detention;

(3) fixed-term imprisonment;

(4) life imprisonment;

(5) the death penalty;

(6) fine;

(7) deprivation of political rights; and

(8) confiscation of property.

(1)~(5) are the principal penalties, and (6)~(8) are the supplementary penalties.

The supplementary penalties may be imposed independently.

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



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Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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