China to abolish arrest, conviction rate targets: state media

January 21, 2015 8:39 AM

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China's ruling Communist Party will abolish targets for arrests, prosecutions and convictions, state media said on Wednesday, the latest in a series of legal reforms at a time of widening public discontent.

Taking action on what the party called "unreasonable items for assessment" is part of its efforts to "govern the country by law" - the focus of a key party meeting last year.

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