The Supreme People's Court accepted 21,081 cases and closed 17,855 cases, a year-on-year increase of 54.6% and 29.5% respectively. The death penalty for Lao Rongzhi, who had killed many people and had been absconding for many years, was approved and executed in accordance with the law.

Carbon dioxide gas blasting is a new technology, and related products have not yet been included in the national catalog of civil explosives. The court considered that it was used for production and strictly managed, and determined that it did not constitute a crime.