Beijing courts make greater efforts in solving security-related cases

Updated: Jan 18, 2023 Print
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Beijing courts have made greater efforts in solving security-related cases over the past five years in response to public concerns and to provide a stronger sense of security for local residents, said Kou Fang, president of the Beijing High People's Court.

While delivering a work report to the municipal people's congress, the capital's top legislature, on Tuesday, Kou revealed that courts across the city concluded 2,235 cases on food and drug safety as well as 20,958 cases concerning dangerous driving in the past five years.

During the period, courts citywide also solved 260 cases involving personal information infringement and 58 cases in which residents threw objects from high buildings causing injury to others, according to him.

"Better handling such cases aim to fully guarantee people's safety, such as at in their homes, on the road and in cyberspace," he added.

Since 2018, the capital's judges have also strengthened the fight against economic crimes to protect people's property safety, the report said.

For example, a total of 4,865 cases on illegal fundraising and telecom fraud were concluded by judges across the city in the past five years, which helped 4.35 million investors and victims recover the financial losses of about 43.1 billion yuan ($6 billion), it added.

In addition, following the "education first, punishment second" principle, the report also said that courts citywide concluded 702 cases involving 798 juveniles, with non-custodial penalties to 145 young offenders.

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