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NCJ Number: 135992 Find in a Library
Title: Supplementary Regulation of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Regarding the Punishment for Corruption and Bribery
Journal: International Criminal Justice Review  Volume:1  Dated:(1991)  Pages:116-120
Author(s): Y H Ping
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 5
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: As a result of increasing economic crime rates in the People's Republic of China (PRC), the National People's Congress (NPC) adopted a "Decision of the Standing Committee of the NPC Regarding the Severe Punishment of Criminals Who Seriously Undermine the Economy" in March 1982.
Abstract: The decision revised and supplemented Articles 118, 152, 171, 173, and 185 of the criminal code. In addition, the NPC Standing Committee adopted a regulation regarding punishment for bribery and corruption that revised and supplemented Articles 126, 155, and 185. The first criminal code in the PRC was passed in 1980, marking the beginning of the period of Open Policy and Reform and the end of the Cultural Revolution. As a result of these new reforms, many new organizations were created and economic activity throughout China rapidly increased. Consequently, the rate of economic crime also rose rapidly, prompting this legislation that supplements the criminal code. 3 notes
Main Term(s): Foreign criminal codes; White collar crime
Index Term(s): China; Foreign sentencing
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