Dec 25, 2014 07:57 PM

Why China Must Build a Modern Judicial System

The reform of the judicial system has gained greater urgency in recent years amid the eye-opening revelations of several miscarriages of justices.

Since the middle of December, two old court cases have resurfaced to grab the public's attention. The first involved a man named Nie Shubin, who the Hebei High People's Court sentenced to execution for rape and murder in 1995. Doubts about that case prompted the Supreme People's Court on December 12 to order a retrial be held in Shandong Province.

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