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What Is the Punishment for Crime in China?

Tue, 07 Dec 2021
Editor: C. J. Observer

In China, a person who commits a crime may be sentenced to eight types of punishments, of which five types of punishments are principal punishments and three types of punishments are supplementary punishments.

The eight punishments are as follows:

(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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