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China: Sr. Official Urges Strengthened Judicial Administration
Source: china.org.cn
Source Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Focus: ICT for MDGs, Internet Governance
Country: China
Created: Nov 06, 2012

Senior Chinese official Zhou Yongkang on Tuesday urged lawyers and other judicial administrative system staff to better safeguard people's legitimate rights and interests and promote social harmony.

Zhou, a Standing Committee member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks while inspecting judicial administration work in Beijing.

While visiting Dacheng Law Offices, Zhou called on lawyers across the country to improve their professional abilities and actively participate in public welfare undertakings such as legal assistance and law publicity so as to provide better legal services to the people and further polish the image of lawyers.

Dacheng Law Offices was found in 1992. With more than 3,100 employees and 47 legal service agencies around the world, it has become one of Asia's biggest law offices.

With the deepening implementation of China's "go global" strategy, law offices like Dacheng shoulder more responsibilities in safeguarding China's rights and interests overseas according to law, said Zhou, also secretary of the CPC Central Commission for Political and Legal Affairs.

He also encouraged Dacheng to strive to build itself into a world-class brand.

Zhou also visited the All-China Lawyers Association and the Ministry of Justice. He urged the association to reinforce the supervision over the lawyers' practice and train lawyer teams with firm political stance and proficient law knowledge.

Remarkable progress has been made in various sectors including prison management, meditation among the people, community-based rectification, said Zhou at a meeting held after the inspection.

The judicial administrative bodies at all levels should learn the spirits to be delivered at the upcoming CPC National Congress, Zhou noted.

Zhou urged the judicial administrative system to deepen the implementation of the principle of "rule of law," and provide stronger legal support for China's building of a well-off society in all respects.
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