China's top court says no to West's model of judicial independence

February 26, 2015 3:35 AM

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China's top court says no to West's model of judicial independence

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's top court has urged officials from the ruling Communist Party to shun Western-style judicial independence and reject "erroneous Western thought", state media said on Thursday, as controls over the media, dissent and the Internet are tightened.

The comments by China's Supreme Court, Beijing's latest attack on Western ideology, are also another sign of President Xi Jinping's conservative political agenda.

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