Death penalty to be debated in China


China is about to debate a draft amendment to the criminal law.

Next month, the country's highest law-making body will decide whether to cut the number of crimes which attract the death penalty.

There are nearly 70 crimes to which the death penalty is attached in China.

Beijing does not publish official figures on executions, but Amnesty International has estimated that thousands of people are executed each year.

A draft amendment to the capital punishment law will be debated by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, which will discuss known miscarriages of justice that have taken place in the Chinese court system.

Source: Europe News.Net