China vows better justice as crackdown continues

March 12, 2015 11:18 PM

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BEIJING — China's chief justice Zhou Qiang vowed Thursday to stop wrongful convictions and weed out corrupt judges, as authorities try to build trust in the nation's "socialist legal system with Chinese characteristics."

Top prosecutor Cao Jianming also pledged better access for lawyers and to stop police from holding suspects too long.

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