months on how the petition has been processed, according to the SPP.
Prosecuting authorities have been treating the protection of human rights as being as important as fighting crime, Zhang said.
“Our work is based on facts and laws as well as the principle of ‘no one is let off, no one is wronged’,” he said.
Last year, prosecutors turned down police requests to formally arrest
168,458 people and dropped charges against 34,398 others — up by 15.9 percent and 14.1
percent year-on-year — because of insufficient evidence or because their actions did not constitute a crime.
“Even one wrongful case is too much,” Zhang said, adding that prosecutors will make consist
ent efforts to prevent wrongful cases and make timely rectification once such a case is detected.
“We should be responsible to the law, history and the people,” he said.
residents, the Chagosians were herded into the hold of two c
argo ships, then dumped on the quayside in Mauritius or the Seychelles. The pets they left
behind were rounded up by soldiers and gassed. Their houses left to the jungle.
”People were living in cemeteries or in cattle houses, anywhere they could get a roof over their h
eads,” says Isobel Charlot, whose family wound up in Mauritius. “The Chagos Islands were b
eautiful. Going to Mauritius abruptly made them depressed, many became alcoholics.”
In the 1980s, the UK paid some $5.2 million to more than 1,300 islanders on the condition they renounce their right to retu
rn.In 1946, 167 natives of the Bikini Atoll were persuaded to leave their paradise chain of 23 coral islands with twist
ing palm trees and aquamarine waters, after Commodore Ben H Wyatt, the military governor of the Marshall Islan
ds, to which the atoll belonged, told them their land was needed for “the good of mankind and to end all world wars.”
In reality, that meant dropping 23 nuclear weapons on Bikini between 1946 and 1958, as par
t of the Cold War nuclear arms race — including the most powerful explosion ever detonated by the US.
Zhong Shan, Minister of Commerce; Wang Shouwen, Vice-Minister of Commerce and Deputy China Internatio
nal Trade Representative, and Vice-Minister of Commerce Qian Keming, answered questions on China’s domestic market and all-round opening-up at
a press conference during the second session of the 13th National People’s Congress on March 9, 2019.
China’s total social consumption in 2018 reached 38.1 trillion yuan, up 9 percent ye
ar-on-year, Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan said on Saturday during a media conference.
Consumption contributed 76.2 percent of last year’s economic growth, Zhong said.H
ope is rising for the Sino-US trade talks as both negotiation teams are trying their best to turn the consensus reac
hed between both countries’ leaders into reality, according to the Ministry of Commerce on Saturday.
Tariff hikes do no help any parties, Wang Shouwen, vice-minister of commerce, told a press conference during the two sessions on Saturday.
A mutually beneficial agreement between China an
d the United States will meet both countries’ interest and also the whole world’s expectation, Wang added.