China to overhaul judicial system: communique

Updated: 2013-11-12 20:42


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BEIJING - China is to reform its judicial system to better protect the rights and interests of the people, according to the communique issued after a key meeting of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee.

In a bid to build China under the rule of law, it is imperative to build a fair, efficient and authoritative socialist judicial system and safeguard the rights and legitimate interests of the people, according to the statement released after the third plenary session of the 18th CPC Central Committee closed on Tuesday.

Endeavors should be made to uphold the constitution and laws, deepen reforms in administrative law enforcement and ensure independence and fairness in prosecuting bodies and courts, as well as to improve judicial practice and protection of human rights, according to the communique.