Chinese prosecutors have been asked to fast-track cases involving terrorists, religious extremists and manufacturers of firearms and explosives, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) said.
Local officials in China's western Xinjiang region held a public rally for the mass sentencing of criminals on Tuesday.
China is treading a cautious path in the Ukraine dispute, withholding criticism of strategic partner Russia while adhering to its traditional policy of not interfering
Kerry is currently in France and has held meetings with his French and Russian counterparts, and leaders of other countries on the unfolding developments in Ukraine.
Almost a week after Russian forces began their swift and bloodless takeover of the Crimean peninsula, there is a standoff as both sides dig in and play a waiting game.
The warship is part of a 1.2-billion-euro deal ($1.6 billion) that marked the biggest-ever sale of NATO weaponry to Moscow
US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet face-to-face for the first time since the crisis reached cold war proportions
EU leaders holding a crisis meeting on Ukraine on Thursday could impose sanctions on Russia if there has been no "de-escalation" in the Ukraine crisis by then.
Unsettling scenario for President Barack Obama, who is under pressure to show he has leverage over Putin in a deepening conflict between East and West.
European governments step up diplomatic efforts to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine, encouraged by Putin's assurance that Russia does not intend annexe Crimea or go to war
President Vladimir Putin's declaration that Russia had the right to invade Ukraine was met with cheers, however the tide of opinion in eastern cities appears to be turning back towards Kiev.
Ukraine's new leaders on Thursday named a strongly pro-Western cabinet as the United States offered economic aid to the crisis-hit country, and warned Russia that military intervention would be a "grave mistake."
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