Chinese leaders have pledged to make the judicial system more transparent with greater “independence” and “fairness” in courts by 2020.
The second day of the plenary meeting of the CPC Central Committee focused on the judicial reform.
Deputy Secretary-General of the China Anti-corruption Research Center, Gao Bo said that the depth of “strictness” and “efficiency” of the campaign is unprecedented.
“The country is now applying zero tolerance to this issue… No matter what the ranks, there’s no special treatment once a party member is found at fault. Not even former state leaders can be immune from it,” said Gao Bo.
Since China launched a campaign to clean up its government two years ago, more than 500 officials throughout the country have been stripped off their titles. More noticeably, 53 senior officials have been investigated.
HK government and student protesters hold first talks
Hong Kong’s Chief Secretary for Administration Carrie Lam has emphasized that the essence of democracy is about “putting the interests of society before personal demands”, in talks with Occupy Central protesters.
The Hong Kong government on Tuesday held what may be breakthrough talks with five student representatives who have participated in the protests.
Yang Huiyan, with a wealth of 44 billion yuan (approx. US$7.2 billion) has been named as the richest Chinese woman, according to a newly released 2014 Hurun rich list, a leading luxury publishing and events group targeted at China’s wealthy individuals.
This year marks her fourth consecutive time being listed as China’s richest woman.
Yang is 33 years old. She is the leader of the property company “Country Garden Holdings”, one of the largest real estate enterprises in China.
Boy’s arm bitten at zoo raises public safety concerns
A #bear in a #zoo has bitten off the arm of a nine-year-old Chinese boy who stuck his arm through the cage trying to feed it.
The boy was sent to the hospital immediately, but unfortunately, his arm had to be amputated.
The boy’s family claims safety is a serious problem in the zoo.
The zoo granted the family an immediate compensation of 5,000 yuan (around $815) for the boy’s medical treatment. Zoo authorities also say that they will pay all of the bills associated with the child’s medical treatment, according to a Beijing News report on Tuesday.
The bird migration region in Leting county, Hebei Province covers an area of more than 600 square kilometers and is one of the eight major migration routes in the world.
Every year, around 380 species of birds pass through here, going either north or south.
Many of these birds are rare and protected by law in China, and here in Hebei Province there is a group of people dedicated to watch them as their rescuers and protectors. These individuals save the birds from stealing hands, cure them of their injuries, feed them and then release them to the wild to continue their journey.