China to continue fight against ‘hostile forces’, separatists
Mar 16, 2016 01:18 AM EDT
With a new year and agenda for the country, China's chief prosecutor revealed on Sunday the primary goals in battle hostile forces, emphasizing their fight on terrorist, separatists and religious extremists.
According to China Post, Cao Jianmin said China's priority is on battling 'infiltration, subversion and sabotage by hostile forces' during his speech in the annual session of China's national legislature. He listed cybercrimes and national sovereignty in cyberspace as the top items on the list. Though Jianmin didn't state any specific groups or individuals, he admitted that Beijing has had threats in the form of 'hostile forces' that reportedly tried to end communism and see to it that China will meet its end in chaos and division.
Stripes said that these hostile forces include foreign governments, civil society groups and religious dissenters. These groups battle and challenge the current party's authority while there is an existence of an underground church and banned Falun Gong meditation sect.
Meanwhile, top judge Zhou Qiang added that Chinese courts convicted 1419 people last year over threat to national security and they may be carried with death penalty sentences. That is double the last year's 712 people sentenced for incitement to separatism and terrorism.
Nonetheless, they never left the issues about corruption as Indian Express reported. Fighting corruption is still included on their priority with the country's prosecutors handling atleast 4490 cases that involves 1 million yuan last year. It was from the 54, 249 officials being investigated, according to Jianmin. He revealed that 22 former officials were prosecuted for graft last year including Zhou Yongkang, a member of Politburo Standing Committee. He was sentenced to life in prison for corruption.
China will continue their fight to make their country better. Jianmin added that there are still 41 officials with pending cases related to corruption. Since October 2014, China had brought up the return of 124 suspected officials involved in corruption who fled the country. China didn't indicate how to take order in national sovereignty of cyberspace but it is notable that the country has banned several websites including search engine Google, social media Facebook and Youtube.