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Diehard 'Taiwan independence' separatists shall be held accountable for rest of their lives: official

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Diehard 'Taiwan independence' separatists shall be held accountable for rest of their lives: official

2024-06-22 00:06 Last Updated At:00:17

The sharp sword of legal action will always hang high over diehard "Taiwan independence" separatists if they don't stop separatism activities, said an official of China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS) on Friday.

Sun Ping, deputy head of the MPS' legal affairs bureau, emphasized at a press conference the clemency and severity reflected in a set of guidelines issued on the same day on imposing criminal punishments on diehard "Taiwan independence" separatists for conducting or inciting secession.

"The public security organs will strictly follow the legal procedures to handle the criminal cases of 'Taiwan independence' diehards conducting or inciting secession, and investigate their criminal responsibility in accordance with the law together with relevant departments. The ringleaders and those who have committed serious crimes will be cracked down on and severely punished in accordance with the law. At the same time, for those who voluntarily give up their 'Taiwan independence' separatist stance, stop carrying out separatist activities, and take measures to mitigate the harmful consequences or prevent the harm from expanding, if meeting the legal conditions, the public security organs may also withdraw the case after verification procedures in accordance with the law," Sun said.

Sun noted that the statute of limitations will not apply unless separatist criminal actions have come to an end, and those diehard separatists will be hold accountable lifelong according to the guidelines.

"This means that as long as the separatist acts of the 'Taiwan independence' diehards do not stop, the sharp sword of legal action will always hang high over their heads. Second, after the criminal acts of conducting or inciting secession are filed for investigation or a people's court accepts the case, if the suspect or defendant evades investigation and trial, the prosecution period will not be limited. In other words, for the 'Taiwan independence' diehards who commit the crime of conducting or inciting secession, once the investigation body files a case for investigation or a people's court accepts the case, no matter where they flee, they will be held accountable for the rest of their lives according to law," Sun said.

Diehard 'Taiwan independence' separatists shall be held accountable for rest of their lives: official

Diehard 'Taiwan independence' separatists shall be held accountable for rest of their lives: official

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WTO meeting appreciates Chinese's contribution to world economy

2024-07-18 17:32 Last Updated At:18:27

⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Delegates from the member countries of the World Trade Organization (WTO) appreciated China's contribution to promoting global economic growth and upholding the multilateral trading system on Thursday,  the first day of WTO's ninth Trade Policy Review of China.

The ninth review of the trade policies and practices of China takes place on July 17 and 19, 2024. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Chinese government.

At the review meeting at the WTO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, delegates recognized that China's economy has shown strong resilience in the face of multiple external challenges, achieving a growth rate of 5.2 percent in 2023, and remaining an important driving force of the global economic recovery in the aftermath of the COVID-19 epidemic.

They said China has been the most important trading partner of many members, and has continued to promote trade and investment liberalization and facilitation in recent years by reducing tariffs, optimizing customs clearance procedures and introducing negative lists.

The delegates recognized that China has continuously promoted market-oriented reforms and green transformation and development of its economy through various measures, such as strengthening technological innovation, and has made outstanding contributions to the global low-carbon and green development and the response to climate change.

They said that China is an important and responsible WTO member and has played a positive and constructive role in the organization. In particular, some delegates spoke highly of China's great achievements in alleviating poverty and promoting inclusive and balanced development among regions and groups, which provide a successful model and development confidence for other developing members.

Some delegates hoped that China will improve the transparency of its trade policies so that other members could understand China's business environment, further open its market, especially to developing and the least-developed members, improve the level of facilitation and welcome more trade partners to share opportunities in the Chinese market, and increase outward foreign investment and technology assistance to deepen bilateral economic and trade relations. 

Many members also expressed the hope that China would continue to firmly practice multilateralism, support the development agenda and take more leadership in WTO reform.

WTO meeting appreciates Chinese's contribution to world economy

WTO meeting appreciates Chinese's contribution to world economy

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