China's Criminal Procedure Law Draft Amendment

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  • Law amendment's first review

    The National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee of the first reviewed the Criminal Procedure Law.amendment. The Law Committee of the Eleventh National People's Congress started drafting the law amendment at the beginning of year 2009. This is the second time amending the law since 1996.
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    Law amendment process

  • End of law amendment's second review

    The NPC Standing Committee passed the law amendment in the second review
  • Submitting the law amendment propossal

    The General Office of the NPC State Council submitted the proposal to the NPC according to official procedure. The proposal became the draft law amendment to be discussed at the Congress meeting in March
  • Final review to the draft law amendment

    Wang Zhao Guo, Vice-chairperson of the NPC Standing Committee, explained the draft law amendment at the Fifth Session of the Eleventh National People's Congress
  • First voting to the draft law amendment

    Deputies to the NPC voted in favour of the amendment
  • Famous Chinese businessman's survey on the law amendment on weibo is deleted

    Xue Manzi (薛蛮子), an established Chinese investor, posted the question "Should the NPC vote on Article 73 of the proposed revised CPL?" and attempted to make a public poll of responses. More than thousands of people responded to the post and 93% of them voted 'against'. (Source: Human Rights in China) This post is now deleted on weibo.
  • Weibo post urging the delay the vote is blocked

    Chinese research Xiong Wei (熊伟) posted a request for delay of vote for the draft law on weibo. His post was removed from weibo few hours later it was published. (Source: Human Rights in China)
  • Second voting to the law amendment

    Deputies will have a second round of vote to the law amendment at the Congress meeting
  • Implementation day

    The Chinese government will implement the amended Criminal Procedure Law