13 crimes exempted from death penalty

BEIJING – Several important changes to China’s laws came into effect on Sunday, addressing such things as which crimes deserve the death penalty and appropriate punishments for producers of tainted food as well as bringing in harsher sentences for people who drink and drive.

China’s newly revised Criminal Law has a shorter list of crimes that can be punished by death – 55 now instead of the previous 68.

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