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Mar 04, 2022 07:34 PM
CHINA

Political Advisor Proposes Locking Up Fewer People Before Trial

Zhu Zhengfu, a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. Photo: VCG
Zhu Zhengfu, a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. Photo: VCG

A member of China’s top political advisory body has proposed lowering the country’s pretrial detention rates in criminal cases to no more than 50%, as detention has hindered business operations and could harm family stability.

The proposal will be discussed by lawmakers during an important annual political gathering — known as the “Two Sessions” — which kicked off Friday.

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