Official pardons granted by China on 70th WWII Anniversary
Q. Why China is granting official pardons to its thousands of convicted war veterans as well as very young and old prisoners meeting certain criteria?- Published on 02 Aug 15
a. To mark the C-J Day
b. To mark the Republic Day of China
c. To mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II
d. All of these
ANSWER: To mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II
The prisoner amnesty law, promulgated by President Xi Jinping on 29th Aug’15, comes 40 years after China granted an amnesty to war criminals in 1975. Amnesty is a system under the Constitution in China, which has long stressed governing by virtue and laws. This is the eight amnesty granted by the People's Republic of China since its founding in 1949.