NPC, CPPCC Annual Sessions
BEIJING, March 10 (Xinhua) -- China's top judge Wang
Shengjun said here Tuesday that the Supreme People's Court will "improve
education of work ethics" to judges as a way to weed out judicial corruption.
Wang said judicial corruption has seriously damaged
the credibility of China's judicial system and resulted in "very bad" social
"Some judges have poor work ethics. A handful of them
resort to fraudulent practices for personal gain, pervert justice for bribes and
live a dissolute lifestyle," he said, when delivering a work report to the
National People's Congress (NPC), the parliament.
A total of 712 officials from courts at various
levels in China were punished for breaking laws or disciplines in 2008, Wang
said. Among them, 105 faced criminal charges.