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China stresses ‘fair, transparent, predictable’ legal environment for business

Updated: Dec 22,2017 9:07 AM     Xinhua

BEIJING — A senior Party official on Dec 21 pledged that judicial and law enforcement agencies will try to create a “fair, transparent and predictable” legal environment for sustainable economic growth.

Guo Shengkun, member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and head of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the CPC Central Committee, made the remarks at a meeting here to set the priorities for judicial and police work next year.

One of the priorities is to help control financial risks, safeguard the order of the socialist market economy and people’s interests, Guo said.

Judicial agencies and police will work to better protect citizens’ property rights so that people will have more confidence in the market economy, he said.

Efforts against organized crime, fraud, human trafficking, prostitution, gambling, drug use and trafficking will also be priorities, in addition to a serious crackdown on leaking and trading personal information and online fraud.

“We would like our people to have a stronger sense of fulfillment, happiness, and security,” he said.

Zhou Qiang, president of the Supreme People’s Court, and Cao Jianming, procurator-general of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, attended the meeting.