Graphics: Highlights of China's SPC's and SPP's annual work reports
By Zhao Hong, Hu Yiwei

The work reports of the Supreme People's Court (SPC) and the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) were delivered Monday at a plenary meeting of the third session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing.

This year's work reports not only presented the work done in 2019 but also tallied the work in the epidemic prevention and control period.

Chinese judiciary upholds rule of law in fight against COVID-19

People's courts at all levels concluded 2,736 epidemic-related cases, and made full use of the small courts, which support online handling of all business.

From February to April, people's procuratorates at all levels approved the arrest of 3,751 persons involved in epidemic-related criminal crimes, prosecuted 2,521 persons, and handled 2,829 public interest litigations involving masks and other protective materials supervision, medical waste disposal and wildlife protection.

The number of people prosecuted for severe violent crimes including intentional homicide, rape and arson has plummeted from 162,000 in 1999 to 60,000 in 2019, a sign for the constantly improving public security in China.