Beijing, September 9 (ZXS) -- The reporter learned from China's Supreme People's Court on the 25th that since the end of 25, telecom network fraud cases across the country have rebounded significantly, and the total number of cases has continued to run at a high level. Chinese courts will "strike hard and strike hard" to crack down on illegal and criminal activities such as overseas telecommunications network fraud in accordance with the law, and crack down domestic co-perpetrators in accordance with the law.

The People's Court Key Work Promotion Conference on Combating and Controlling Telecommunications Network Fraud Crimes was held in Beijing on the 25th. At the meeting, it was reported that from January 2021 to June this year, courts across the country concluded 1,6 cases of telecommunications network fraud involving 5,9 people in the first instance; 13,3 cases of helping information network criminal activities and 15,6 people in the first instance; 24,3 cases of infringement of citizens' personal information and 0,7 people; 1,2 cases of concealing or concealing criminal proceeds and proceeds of crime involving 6,2 people; and 10,9 cases of illegally crossing national (border) borders with 2,6 people.

According to reports, since November 2022, there has been a significant rebound in telecom network fraud cases across the country. In addition, the criminal situation is severe and complex, showing new characteristics such as the monopoly of overseas fraud groups, the compounding of criminal forms, and the overseas crime of black and gray industry.

The meeting pointed out that local courts must take the fight against telecommunications network fraud as a key task, strengthen overall planning, and take effective measures to promote solid results in cracking down on governance. The people's courts must "strike a heavy blow and a heavy hand", fully implement the requirements for severe punishment according to law in all aspects such as conviction, sentencing, and property disposal, and resolutely deter crime.

The meeting made arrangements for the next steps. Gao Jinghong, vice president of China's Supreme People's Court, stressed at the meeting that the organizers, leaders, leading elements and backbone members of criminal groups, as well as the "financial masters", "snakeheads", "jam heads", "score-running" gangs behind the scenes, and "internal ghosts" in the industry, who use special groups such as minors, school students, the elderly, and the disabled to commit crimes, and who provide technical support or network services in an organized and cross-border manner, will be resolutely cracked down on and severely punished in accordance with the law.

The meeting demanded that courts across the country crack down derivative crimes and coordinated crimes of telecommunications network fraud in accordance with the law, comprehensively crack down on cross-border crimes such as human trafficking, intentional injury, kidnapping, rape and other vicious crimes. At the same time, the whole chain cracks down on upstream and downstream crimes such as helping information network criminal activities, money laundering, cover-up, concealment of criminal proceeds, and criminal proceeds.

The meeting also focused on the work of recovering stolen goods and recovering losses, requiring courts at all levels to continue to recover stolen goods throughout the entire process and all links of criminal trials. In addition, the defendant's active return of stolen goods and compensation should be considered as a sentencing circumstance, and the willingness, ability, and amount of compensation for returning stolen goods should be taken as important criteria for judging whether he sincerely repented and voluntarily accepted punishment. It is necessary to comprehensively use measures such as compulsory enforcement and exposure of untrustworthiness to force criminals to perform property judgments, promptly return recovered assets involved in the case, and recover economic losses for the victims to the greatest extent. (End)