Top court, procuratorate help contain virus | 两高报告亮出战"疫"成绩

[来源:中国日报网英语点津] 2021-03-10 16:51:47

The second plenary meeting of the fourth session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) is held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 8, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]

The annual work reports from China's top court and top procuratorate were submitted to the ongoing fourth session of the 13th National People's Congress, the country's top legislative body, for deliberation on Monday.


Zhou Qiang, president of the Supreme People's Court, said while delivering the top court's work report to national legislators that a total of 6,443 people in 5,474 criminal cases were penalized for pandemic-related crimes in 2020. The report also said courts nationwide issued 34 influential cases involving the pandemic last year, handing down tougher punishments to cheating medical workers who aided hard-hit Hubei province, using fake charity institutions to get donations, or creating or spreading pandemic-related rumors.


The work report of the Supreme People's Procuratorate, which was delivered by Zhang Jun, SPP procurator-general, shows that prosecutors across the country also made great efforts in fighting COVID-19, with 11,000 people charged and 7,227 people approved for arrest in pandemic-related crimes.