From China Daily:
“All criminals that can be sentenced without the need for immediate execution should be given a death sentence with a two-year reprieve,” a SPC document on improving criminal trials said.
“Death sentences with a reprieve can not only punish the guilty but effectively reduce death sentences.”
In certain cases, after two years of good behavior a verdict of death can be commuted to life in prison, or sentences of 15 or 20 years, if restitution is made. [Full Text]