V-Day Anniversary: China underscores rule of law important to world peace

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Professor Zhuo Zeyuan, deputy director of the Politics and Law Department of the Party School of the Central Committee of the CPC. Professor Zhuo Zeyuan, deputy director of the Politics and Law Department of the Party School of the Central Committee of the CPC.

With just three days to go until China hosts its grand military parade, the country’s representatives briefed the media on the connection between world peace and the rule of law.

Professor Zhuo Zeyuan, deputy director of the Politics and Law department of the Party School of the Central Committee of the CPC, says the rule of law is important in maintaining world peace, following WWII.

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“The country needs to be ruled by law, and so does the world,” Zhou said. “Just as the U.N. advocates, we should firmly oppose some countries’ moves that show they rule their country by law, but they don’t do so in global affairs, or otherwise.”

His statement came amid the adoption of a prisoner amnesty deal by the National People’s Congress. The amnesty deal, the eighth of its kind since 1949, will see thousands of war veterans as well as very old or young prisoners granted official pardons.

The amnesty reflects China’s tradition of respecting the elderly and caring for the young, and it is in line with the Criminal Law, which was amended in 2011 to allow leniency in the punishment of the elderly, according to Chu Huaizhi, professor at Peking University, who also serves as one of the government’s consultants on the amnesty deal.

“This amnesty is based on our country’s constitution and laws. The entire amnesty procedure will be applied according to the constitution and laws. I think this will be a model under China’s rule of law in the new era,” said Professor Zhuo.

Sept. 3 is known as Victory Day of the Chinese People’s War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression. Along with the parade, there will be a series of other commemorative events, including a reception and an evening gala in Beijing. Foreign leaders and representatives have also been invited.

  • David Sider-La France

    This is an extremely admirable thing. Recently seen a lot better things coming out of China. Still I wish to see the settlement of south china sea,… let all people who nation touch the water there, have free access,… you should all be close trading partners, and help each other out as much as possible, no need fight, when it is easier to become friends <3

    amitabha

    • YiJiun

      For that, you should actually ask the US. It takes 2 to tango. Please bear in mind who really is the one which has been actively expanding and occupying most of the South China Sea islands in recent past years. 🙂

  • John Lee

    Can’t wait to watch the show to humiliate Japan. When are the Chinese communists going to celebrate the anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Tibet? Hope the Cambodian king to remind the bosses in Beijing to also celebrate the anniversary of the success of their supoort of the Khmer Rouge to create “killing fields” in Cambodia.

    • YiJiun

      Who humiliate you, but yourself. Would Merkel humiliated if someone were to humiliate Hitler? Tibet? So, when is Japan gonna celebrate the anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Hokkaido? Well, history of Tibet in China is probably even longer than that of Hokkaido in Japan…

      I hope people all over East Asia, including those from Okinawa can remind the losers in Tokyo to also celebrate the anniversary of their every campaign in butchering the people of the entire East Asia. Perhaps, China should co-celebrate such anniversary with each and every of its neighbor which had suffered under the hands of Japan?

      What do you think? 😉