China considers ending death penalty for 9 crimes

October 27, 2014 12:01 PM

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BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese state media say lawmakers are considering scrapping the death penalty for nine crimes, including illegal fund raising.

The official Xinhua News Agency said the proposal was submitted Monday to the standing committee of the National People's Congress, which is meeting this week in its bi-monthly session.

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