Skip to content

Supreme People’s Court: Judicial Independence Not Allowed in China

China News reported that the Party leadership of China’s Supreme Court held a meeting on February 25 at which it stated that, in China, there shall be no Western style “judicial independence” or “separation of powers.” At the meeting the Party leadership called for confidence in the path, theory, and system of socialism with Chinese characteristics. “Firmly uphold the judicial system with Chinese characteristics; draw a clear line; stay away from Western style ‘judicial independence’ or ‘separation of powers’; resolutely resist the influence of erroneous Western thoughts and views; and, on major issues, make sure to be very clear minded, standing firm and with very clear banner to identify your stance.” 

Source: China News, February 25, 2015