Wednesday, August 25, 2010
The Chinese government has announced its plans to reduce the number of crimes it applies the death penalty to. This is a good thing, as Chinese law applies death sentences to crimes that would never be considered for it in countries like the US, such as economic crimes. China reportedly executes more people per year than the rest of the world combined, so any reduction is good. But of course from my perspective the Chinese didn't go far enough, and should abolish the practice completely. Capital punishment cannot be overturned once applied, making it an unacceptable punishment given that people will be wrongly convicted.