Supreme People's Procuratorate

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Supreme People's Procuratorate of the People's Republic of China
Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó Zuìgāo Rénmín Jiǎncháyuàn
Agency overview
Formed 27 September 1954
Preceding agency
  • Supreme People's Prosecutor's Office
Headquarters Beijing
Agency executive
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The Supreme People's Procuratorate (Chinese: 最高人民检察院; pinyin: Zuìgāo Rénmín Jiǎncháyuàn) is the highest agency at the national level responsible for both prosecution and investigation in the People's Republic of China. Hong Kong and Macau, as special administrative regions, have their own separate legal systems, based on common law traditions and Portuguese legal traditions respectively, and are out of the jurisdiction of the SPP.

The office of the Procurator is influenced by similar institutions (public procurator) in both Japan and Socialist legal systems, and finds equivalence in most civil law systems, which often use an inquisitorial system. Its direct predecessor institution in China is the Procuratorial Office of the Supreme Court of the Republic of China, which in turn is descended from the Procuratorial Office of the Dali Yuan of the late Qing Dynasty.

The current Procurator-General of the Supreme People's Procuratorate and the Chief Grand Procuratorate of the People's Republic of China is Cao Jianming.

List of Procurators-General

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