China to introduce trial by jury

From BBC News: “Jurors will be elected to serve a five-year term and must have at least two years of university education, court officials were quoted as saying.

Under the current system, judges are the sole arbiters in China’s courts, which have been widely criticised for their lack of independence.

The number of judges will also be increased by 10%, the reports said. ”

Xinhua’s report is here.

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