Xiao Yang (judge)

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Xiao Yang
President of the Supreme People's Court of China
In office
1998–2008
Preceded by Ren Jianxin
Succeeded by Wang Shengjun
Personal details
Born August 1938
Heyuan, Guangdong
Nationality Chinese
Political party Communist Party of China

Xiao Yang (simplified Chinese: 肖扬; traditional Chinese: 肖揚; pinyin: Xiāo Yáng; Jyutping: Chiu3 Yeung4; born August 1938 in Heyuan, Guangdong) was the former President of the Supreme People's Court of China.

Biography[edit]

He received his LL.B degree from Renmin University of China Law School in 1962.

Xiao Yang was the Minister of Justice from 1993 to 1998. He was elected as the President of the Supreme People's Court in 1998 to replace Ren Jianxin and was re-elected in 2003 for the second term.

Xiao Yang was a member of the 15th and 16th CPC Central Committee.

Legal offices
Preceded by
Cai Cheng
Minister of Justice of China
1993 – 1998
Succeeded by
Gao Changli
Preceded by
Ren Jianxin
President of the Supreme People's Court of China
1998 – 2008
Succeeded by
Wang Shengjun