The amendment to the law follows a rise in juvenile crimes from 2018 to 2019, according to a white paper in June by the Supreme People's Procuratorate, China's highest procuratorial organ.
Previously, minors who committed serious crimes have received what appeared to be lenient punishments, causing public outrage. In one instance, a 13-year-old boy from the northern city of Dalian was given just three years of correctional education after he was found guilty of murdering a 10-year-old girl in October 2019, prompting calls for legislative amendments and tougher penalties for minors who commit such crimes.
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