China is replacing the method of execution from rifle shot to lethal injection. China is believed to be by far the largest executioner in the world.

The use of lethal injection will be expanded to replace gunshot executions, a senior judicial official has said.

Jiang Xingchang, vice-president of the Supreme People’s Court (SPC), said half of the country’s 404 intermediate people’s courts – which carry most of the executions – use lethal injections.

“It is considered more humane and will eventually be used in all intermediate people’s courts,” Jiang told China Daily without revealing a timetable.

I don’t know what to think of it.


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