China vows better rule of law, but no word of disgraced security chief

October 23, 2014 4:20 PM

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China vows better rule of law, but no word of disgraced security chief

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Communist Party unveiled legal reforms on Thursday aimed at giving judges more independence and limiting local officials’ influence over courts, but it made no mention of the fate of its former domestic security chief who is under investigation for corruption.

The moves, made at a closed-door meeting of the ruling party’s elite, are pivotal to the workings of China’s market economy, the world’s second largest. They come at a time when slowing growth raises the prospect of more commercial disputes.

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