Two recently issued documents of China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) outline the work processes required for the procuratorates to handle public interest litigation cases.
The day after the promulgation of China’s first Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL), the Supreme People’s Procuratorate vowed to engage actively in public interest litigation for personal information protection.
In August 2021, the Beijing Haidian District People's Procuratorate moved to file a civil public interest lawsuit against Tencent, alleging the “youth mode” of its WeChat app fails to comply with the Law on the Protection of Minors.
China’s procuratorates attach importance to public interest litigation in connection with the protection of cultural property.
In the first three quarters of 2020, the prosecutions for wildlife crimes increased significantly.
On 6 Nov. 2020, The Supreme People's Procuratorate (最高人民检察院,SPP)’s Prosecutor General Zhang Jun (张军) claims that the SPP has set up a new institution, i.e. Intellectual Property Prosecution Office (知识产权检察办公室,IP Office).
China's Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) has begun to disclose its data periodically, covering arrest, criminal charges and public interest litigation, etc.
If you want to safeguard your own rights and interests through China's judicial system, besides the people's court, you may also consider the People's Procuratorate.