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09.05.2016 19:41

Party Orders Judges to Follow Due Process in Commercial Cases

Guidelines come amid rising investor complaints that private property is confiscated before trials completed
By Shan Yuxiao and Li Rongde
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(Beijing) — The ruling Communist Party of China has ordered judges to follow due process and not confiscate private assets of investors when prosecuting a company for alleged illegal activities.

The party's Central Leading Group for Overall Reform, headed by Party Secretary Xi Jinping, released a document on Sept. 2 that aims to protect the interests of private firms and investors who face trial for fraud, flouting work safety or environmental rules, or are charged with other forms of illegal business dealings.

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