Tag: death penalty

Corruption and the Death Penalty

Written by Bin Liang. On Monday, July 4, 2016, Ling Jihua was sentenced to life imprisonment by the No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court of Tianjin after a closed-door trial. He was convicted of taking bribes, illegally obtaining state secrets and for abuse of power. Upon hearing his sentence, […]

Revisiting death penalty: Wu Ying’s Execution

By Mike Bastin. Wu Ying, the latest non-violent criminal conviction in China for which the death penalty has been meted out, continues to divide public opinion. Surely this is, therefore, another opportune time to revisit the strengths and weaknesses of this punishment, particularly where no physical violence whatsoever […]