Saturday, 31 January 2009

China This Week, Jan. 30

A weekly look at some eye-catching editorials in the Chinese media

Judicial Reform

In one of China's most high-profile and closely followed criminal trials in recent memory, 21 people were convicted for their part in the tainted-milk scandal that left six babies dead and a further 300,000 sickened.

The handing down of death sentences for some, and lengthy prison terms for others, was considered indicative of the seriousness with which the court viewed the case.

But an editorial in the popular Caijing Magazine says the earnest desire to administer justice has not been duplicated in the handling of civil actions being launched by parents of the victims.

Read more on Ohmynews International.

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