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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'sCongress on July 1, 1979; revised at the Fifth Session of theEighth National People's Congress on March 14, 1997 and promulgatedby Order No.83 of the President of the People's Republic of Chinaon March 14, 1997 


Part One General Provisions 

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

Chapter II Crimes 

Section 1 Crimes and Criminal Responsibility 

Section 2 Preparation for a Crime, Criminal Attempt andDiscontinuation 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 ofPunishments 

Section 1 Sentencing 

Section 2 Recidivists 

Section 3 Voluntary Surrender and MeritoriousPerformance 

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 SocialistMarket Economy 

Section 1 Crimes of Producing and Marketing Fake orSubstandard Commodities 

Section 2 Crimes of Smuggling

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

Section 4 Crimes of Disrupting the Order of FinancialAdministration 

Section 5 Crimes of Financial Fraud 

Section 6 Crimes of Jeopardizing Administration of TaxCollection

Section 7 Crimes of Infringing on Intellectual PropertyRights 

Section 8 Crimes of Disrupting Market Order

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

Chapter V Crimes of Property Violation 

Chapter VI Crimes of Obstructing the Administration of Public Order 

Section 1 Crimes of Disturbing Public Order 

Section 2 Crimes of Impairing Judicial Administration

Section 3 Crimes Against Control of National Border(Frontier) 

Section 4 Crimes Against Control of CulturalRelics 

Section 5 Crimes of Impairing Public Health 

Section 6 Crimes of Impairing the Protection of Environmentand Resources 

Section 7 Crimes of Smuggling, Trafficking in, Transportingand Manufacturing Narcotic Drugs 

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

Section 9 Crimes of Producing, Selling, DisseminatingPornographic Materials 

Chapter VII Crimes of Impairing the Interests of NationalDefence 

Chapter VIII Crimes of Embezzlement and Bribery 

Chapter IX Crimes of Dereliction of Duty 

Chapter X Crimes of Servicemen's Transgression ofDuties 

Chapter XI Supplementary Provisions 

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