Ministry of Justice of the People's Republic of China

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Ministry of Justice
of the People's Republic of China
Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó Sīfǎbù
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Agency overview
Formed September, 1954
Jurisdiction  People's Republic of China
Headquarters Beijing
Agency executive
Parent agency State Council

Ministry of Justice (MOJ) of the Government of the People's Republic of China is a ministry of the Chinese central government which is responsible for legal affairs. The range of responsibilities include judicial process, drafting legislation, developing legal framework, participating in national and international treaties, prosecution and sentencing.[1]

The ministry also ensure in the maintenance and improvement of China's system of law and justice and its national security.[1]


The executive head of the ministry is the Justice Minister. This position is equivalent to Attorney General in other countries.

Organizational structure[edit]

Legal Aid Center of the Ministry of Justice
Crime Prevention Institute of the Ministry of Justice
Judicial Research Institute of the Ministry of Justice
Institute of Forensic Science of the Ministry of Justice
Central College for Judicial Officers
Institute of Judicial Administration
Publishing House of Legal Daily
Publishing House of Law
All China Lawyers' Association
China Public Notary Association
Bureau of Prison Administration
All China People's Mediators' Association
China Legal Aid Foundation
International Legal Cooperation Center


The MOJ Bureau of Prison Administration (司法部监狱管理局) operates national prisons in China. As of 2015 Liu Zhenyu (刘振宇) is the head of the department.[2]

List of Justice Ministers[edit]

Name Took office Left office
1 Shi Liang October 1949 April 1959
post abolished
2 Wei Wenbo September 1979 May 1982
3 Liu Fuzhi May 1982 March 1983
4 Zou Yu March 1983 March 1988
5 Cai Cheng March 1988 March 1993
6 Xiao Yang March 1993 March 1998
7 Gao Changli March 1998 November 2000
8 Zhang Fusen December 2000 July 2005
9 Wu Aiying July 2005 Incumbent

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b
  2. ^ Home page. Bureau of Prison Administration. Retrieved on May 17, 2015. "局 长:刘振宇"

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