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China convicts nearly 30,000 for IPR crimes


09:11, December 26, 2012

BEIJING, Dec. 25 (Xinhua) -- Chinese courts convicted 29,852 people for crimes relating to intellectual property rights (IPR) from 2008 to June 2012, China's Chief Justice Wang Shengjun said Tuesday.

During the period, courts received 20,596 IPR-related criminal cases and concluded 19,691, said Wang during a briefing to legislators at an ongoing bimonthly session of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC).

In the meantime, 180,213 civil law suits were closed, including 5,670 involving foreign parties, according to Wang, president of the Supreme People's Court (SPC).

The SPC is responsible to the NPC and its standing committee under the Chinese Constitution.

The figure of concluded administrative trials stood at 8,749, with 1,088 resulting in revocation of government decisions, Wang said.

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