Thomas P. DOLAN

A District courtroom in the Putuo District of Shanghai. At left is the Representative of the Masses. At right is a police guard. China’s legal system employs a hierarchy of people’s courts to handle both civil and criminal cases. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.

The current Chinese legal system is based on the 1982 constitution, which established a hierarchy of people’s courts to handle both civil and criminal cases. People’s

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By |2014-12-16T16:53:54-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Governance, Law|Comments Off on People’s Courts (Rénmín fǎyuàn 人民法院)|Rénmín fǎyuàn 人民法院 (People’s Courts)

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