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Legislature deliberates report on Chinese prisons, others


08:28, April 26, 2012

BEIJING, April 25 (Xinhua) -- China's top legislature deliberated a report concerning conditions and law implementation in prisons, among three reports, on Wednesday, the second day of an ongoing bimonthly session.

Earnings of prison-run enterprises no longer act as the primary financial source for Chinese prisons, said Minister of Justice Wu Aiying during the report to the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC).

Wu said funding for China's prisons is now mainly provided by central and provincial government spending.

Security conditions in China's prisons have been improved. The number of prisoners who escaped in 2011 was 86.7 percent lower than that of 2005, and cases of serious incidents in jails reduced by 72.7 percent in the same time frame, the Minister of Justice added.

Minister of Water Resources Chen Lei delivered a report to legislators on agricultural and water resources development.

The country's investment in water resources will reach 4 trillion yuan (634.8 billion U.S. dollars) by 2020, Chen said.

Total investment in water resources amounted to a record high of 345.2 billion yuan last year, 231.1 billion yuan of which came from local governments, indicated a separate report from the ministry.

Chen elaborated on problems with farmland irrigation and water conservation projects, suggesting further increasing investment and developing water-saving irrigation and dry farming to a large scale.

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Jennie PC Chiang at 2012-04-28208.101.152.*
The following article posted in both New York Times and Yahoo in USA.From the article, Mr. Chen’s right has been violated. Chinese authority should offer a rebuttal to Chen’s accusations or give the reason for or cause of his, assumed facts, unlawful detention. So, media can make more logically sound comments. Yes, Chinese legal systems is not as sophisticated as we have here and I am sure that some Chinese citizens’ right may be violated.Yes, Chinese society is not perfect. A size of China, it just can not be changed over night as an uneven distribution of the level of an education. Human right or democracy is closely associated with properly governmental function, such as soundly constitution and legal systems impose in interests of community as well as the even distribution of a level of the education.The 13th amendment, which formally abolished slavery in the United States, passed the Senate on April 8, 1864, and the House on January 31, 1865. Fourteenth Amendment adopted 1868. American women could not vote until 1913 and we did not respect African-American human rights until or after 1968. I am surprised that he is a self-taught lawyer, not a licensing lawyer, how could he admit to practice law or giving of legal advice, and representing such before courts.江佩珍 04/27/12 美國

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