The Death Penalty in China and Its Impact on Sino-Canadian Criminal Justice Cooperation

  • Minxing ZhaoEmail author


Since the People’s Republic China (PRC) and Canada established formal diplomatic relations in 1970, the past 45 years have witnessed important progress in judicial and law-enforcement cooperation between the two countries (Beare in Global Transnational Crime: Canada and China, 2010; Luo in The Globe and Mail, 2015). In 1994, Canada became the first country to enter into a treaty on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters with the PRC. Over the years, China and Canada have enjoyed increasing cooperation in the field of criminal justice.


Death Penalty Death Sentence Criminal Matter Nonviolent Crime Mutual Legal Assistance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Social SciencesThe Hong Kong Institute of EducationTai PoHong Kong

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