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Criminal Law of the People's Republic of China
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Adopted at the Second Session of the Fifth National People's Congress on July 1, 1979; revised at the Fifth Session of the Eighth National People's Congress on March 14, 1997 and promulgated by Order No.83 of the President of the People's Republic of China on March 14, 1997 


Part One General Provisions 

Chapter I The Aim, Basic Principles and Scope of Application of the Criminal Law 

Chapter II Crimes 

Section 1 Crimes and Criminal Responsibility 

Section 2 Preparation for a Crime, Criminal Attempt and Discontinuation of a Crime 

Section 3 Joint Crimes 

Section 4 Crimes Committed by a Unit 

Chapter III Punishments 

Section 1 Types of Punishments 

Section 2 Public Surveillance 

Section 3 Criminal Detention 

Section 5 The Death Penalty 

Section 6 Fines 

Section 7 Deprivation of Political Rights 

Section 8 Confiscation of Property 

Chapter IV The Concrete Application of Punishments 

Section 1 Sentencing 

Section 2 Recidivists 

Section 3 Voluntary Surrender and Meritorious Performance 

Section 4 Combined Punishment for Several Crimes 

Section 5 Suspension of Sentence 

Section 6 Commutation of Punishment 

Section 7 Parole 

Section 8 Limitation

Chapter V Other Provisions 

Part Two Specific Provisions 

Chapter I Crimes of Endangering National Security 

Chapter II Crimes of Endangering Public Security 

Chapter III Crimes of Disrupting the Order of the Socialist Market Economy 

Section 1 Crimes of Producing and Marketing Fake or Substandard Commodities 

Section 2 Crimes of Smuggling

Section 3 Crimes of Disrupting the Order of Administration of Companies and Enterprises 

Section 4 Crimes of Disrupting the Order of Financial Administration 

Section 5 Crimes of Financial Fraud 

Section 6 Crimes of Jeopardizing Administration of Tax Collection

Section 7 Crimes of Infringing on Intellectual Property Rights 

Section 8 Crimes of Disrupting Market Order

Chapter IV Crimes of Infringing upon Citizens' Right of the Person and Democratic Rights 

Chapter V Crimes of Property Violation 

Chapter VI Crimes of Obstructing the Administration of Public Order 

Section 1 Crimes of Disturbing Pubic Order 

Section 2 Crimes of Impairing Judicial Administration

Section 3 Crimes Against Control of National Border (Frontier) 

Section 4 Crimes Against Control of Cultural Relics 

Section 5 Crimes of Impairing Public Health 

Section 6 Crimes of Impairing the Protection of Environment and Resources 

Section 7 Crimes of Smuggling, Trafficking in, Transporting and Manufacturing Narcotic Drugs 

Section 8 Crimes of Organizing, Forcing, Luring, Sheltering or Procuring Other Persons to Engage in Prostitution 

Section 9 Crimes of Producing, Selling, Disseminating Pornographic Materials 

Chapter VII Crimes of Impairing the Interests of National Defence 

Chapter VIII Crimes of Embezzlement and Bribery 

Chapter IX Crimes of Dereliction of Duty 

Chapter X Crimes of Servicemen's Transgression of Duties 

Chapter XI Supplementary Provisions 

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