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CHINA - Retentionist

Government: Communist state
State of civil and political rights: Not free
Constitution: last promulgated on December 4, 1982
Legal System: based on civil law system; derived from Soviet and continental civil code legal principles
Legislative System: unicameral National People's Congress (Quanguo Renmin Daibiao Dahui)
Judicial System: Supreme People's Court, judges appointed by the National People's Congress; Local People's Courts; Special People's Courts.
Religion: Daoist (Taoist), Buddhist, Christian 3%-4%, Muslim 1%-2% note: officially atheist

Method of execution: shooting and lethal injection

International Treaties on the Death Penalty and Human Rights:
  • International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (signed only)
  • Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment


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