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Criminal Procedure Law: People’s Republic of China

(October 26, 2018)

Part One     General Provisions
Chapter I     Aim and Basic Principles
Chapter II    Jurisdiction
Chapter III   Recusal
Chapter IV   Defense and Representation
Chapter V    Evidence
Chapter VI   Compulsory Measures
Chapter VII   Incidental Civil Actions
Chapter VIII  Time Limits and Service
Chapter IX   Other Provisions

Part Two     Filing a Case, Investigation, and Public Prosecution
Chapter I     Filing a Case
Chapter II    Investigation
Section 1   General Provisions
Section 2   Interrogation of Criminal Suspects
Section 3   Questioning of Witnesses
Section 4   Inquest and Examination
Section 5   Search
Section 6   Sealing and Seizure of Physical Evidence and Documentary Evidence
Section 7   Expert Evaluation
Section 8   Technical Investigative Measures
Section 9   Wanted Orders
Section 10  Conclusion of Investigation
Section 11  Investigation of Cases Directly Accepted by People’s Procuratorates
Chapter III   Initiation of Public Prosecution

Part Three   Trial
Chapter I    Trial Organizations
Chapter II    Procedure of First Instance
Section 1   Cases of Public Prosecution
Section 2   Cases of Private Prosecution
Section 3   Summary Procedure
Section 4   Expedited Trial Procedure
Chapter III   Procedure of Second Instance
Chapter IV   Procedure for Death Sentence Review
Chapter V    Procedure for Trial Supervision

Part Four     Execution
Part Five     Special Procedures
Chapter I     Procedure for Juvenile Delinquency Cases
Chapter II    Procedure for a Publicly Prosecuted Case Where the Parties Reaches a Settlement
Chapter III    Procedure for Trial in Absentia
Chapter IV    Procedure for Confiscating Illegal Gains Involved in a Case Where the Criminal Suspect or Defendant Escapes, Hides or is Dead
Chapter V     Procedure for Compulsory Medical Treatment of a Mental Patient Who does not Bear Criminal responsibility According to Law
Supplementary Provisions


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(Adopted at the Second Session of the Fifth National People’s Congress on July 1, 1979; amended for the first time in according with the Decision on Amending the Criminal Procedure Law of the People’s Republic of China adopted at the Forth Session of the Eighth National People’s Congress on March 17, 1996; amended for the second time in accordance with the Decision on Amending the Criminal Procedure Law of the People’s Republic of China adopted at the Fifth Session of the Eleventh National People’s Congress on March 14, 2012; amended for the third time in accordance with the Decision on Amending the Criminal Procedure Law of the People’s Republic of China adopted at the 6th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Thirteenth National People’s Congress on October 26, 2018)