China considers abolishing death penalty for 9 crimes

China is considering trimming nine crimes from the list of offences punishable by death, state media said on Monday, as the ruling Communist Party considers broader reforms to the country’s legal system. Rights groups say China uses capital punishment more than any other country, raising public concern of irreversible miscarriages of justice. A draft amendment to China’s criminal law, which includes the use of the death penalty, […]