Nineteen-seventy-nine was a watershed year for the People's Republic of China. Recovering from the destructive Cultural Revolution, the nation began its present period of growth and modernization, including the reinstatement of its legal institutions. As part of its attempt to transform itself into a state ruled by law, the People's Republic enacted its first criminal procedure code in 1979, including a detailed formal procedure for criminal appeals.
Margaret Y. Woo,
The Right to a Criminal Appeal in the People's Republic of China,
Yale J. Int'l L.
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