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Chinese criminal law amendments to take effect November 1 as death penalty scaled back

New amendments to the criminal law in China, which abolished the death penalty for nine crimes and criminalised behaviour such as spreading false rumours on the internet, will take effect from November 1. China’s Ninth Amendment to the PRC Criminal Law was adopted on August 29. According to the National People’s Congress, the death penalty has been removed for […]