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china death penalty

Updated on March 27, 2010
Chinese Death penalty activist
Chinese Death penalty activist

China Death Penelty

Capital Punishment in China is a very controversial subject outside of China, but within China, its policy on punishment by death is considered to be a very good way to remove offenders of the law, and providing ultimate deterrence to crimes in society, which is considered very un-honorable.


Effectiveness of China Death Penalty

The China death penalty is hugely popular domestically, and as an easy demonstration of this it was viewed with little hostility the deaths of 2 chief executives who worked for the company behind the 2008 china milk scandal, where milk given to babies contained dangerous chemicals, causing hundreds of birth problems. 

Crimes Punishable by death

The list of crimes punashable by death in China, include

  • drug dealing
  • tax evasion
  • Theft
  • Killing of pandas
There is a list of 68 crimes, with a range including the use of unauthorized telephone wires, to the more alarming including crimes against the state, which china considers very inappropriate.

China Death Penalty

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      Marcus 6 years ago

      China as a sovereign nation has the right to enforce their own laws in all situations regarding their legal domain according to international law. Currently no international laws regulate a sovereign nation to use capital punishment on adults. They can do whatever they want because they're China, even if its against international law...they're China, they do what they want. And nobody is going to call them on it because its really hard to give a moral speech to a country who practically breast feeds you. There's a political hierarchy, and China is near the top.

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      Paul 6 years ago

      I'm sorry to disagree with you Anonymous, but even the Bible states "an eye for an eye."

      I'm sure the next thing you'll point out is that it's contrary to the 10 Commandments, number 6 to be specific, but God made the commandments for PEOPLE to follow. And if a group of PEOPLE who fully believe in the axiom of "an eye for an eye" say that a murderer is to be put to death because he murdered someone else, to me, it's an adequate sentence.

      As a last statement, before you say I'm wrong, remember this: Matthew 7:1 - Judge not, lest ye be judged.

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      Anonymous 7 years ago

      China should not have the right to enforce the death penalty as part of its domestic law. "The death penalty is the ultimate denial of human rights. It is the premeditated and cold-blooded killing of a human being by the state. This cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment is done in the name of justice." Amnesty.org. The death penalty violates the Declaration of Human Rights Article 3 - "Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person."