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Jan. 2007
April 28,2015   By:Chinahumanrights.org

January 5

The 7th National Civil Trial Work Conference was held in Jinan. The conference aimed to make a comprehensive sum-up of achievements and experiences since the 2000 National Civil Trial Work Conference, to analyze current situation and tasks confronting civil trial work, and to make clear basic requirements and comprehensive deployment for current and future civil trial work.

Addressing the conference, Xiao Yang, chief justice of the Supreme People's Court, raised the concept of "Judicial harmony" for the first time. He required the people's courts at all levels to create a harmonious litigation order and to focus on maintaining harmonious judicial environment. Representatives from Shandong, Beijing, Jilin, Heilongjiang, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Hunan, Guangdong and Chongqing spoke at the meeting, exchanging their experiences in civil trial work.

January 10

Highly appraising China's government's efforts in rescuing the 5 Chinese workers kidnapped in the Nigerian state of Rivers, a commentator's article entitled "Ultimate Care for Life and Human-Oriented Ruling" was published on the French journal European Times.

January 10

Wang Yongping, spokesman of China's Ministry of Railways announced that from this year onwards, ticket price of all passenger trains will no longer be increased in the period of the Spring Festival travel season, putting an end to a 6 year conventional practice.

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