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Senior official calls for resolution of long-delayed lawsuits

2009-08-20 08:56 BJT

BEIJING, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- A senior Chinese official Wednesday called on the country's courts and law enforcement organs to step up their efforts in cleaning up long-delayed lawsuits.

Zhou Yongkang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks at a national teleconference on cleaning up long-delayed lawsuits.

Verdicts of compensation given by the people's courts across the country are often difficult to be executed since the parties involved in the lawsuits have either little assets or connections with high-ranking officials.

For those cases in which the defendant has assets for compensation, law enforcement departments should take hard measures to bring court judgement into effect, Zhou said.

Law enforcement departments should especially protect the legitimate rights and interests of those who should get compensations in land acquisition and traffic accidents and for arrears of wages, Zhou said.

Editor: Zhang Ning | Source: Xinhua