Senior Women Judges Make Outstanding Contributions in China

May 23, 2018  Editor: Xie Wen
The Prototypes of Female Character in Judge-themed TV Series
A poster of Public Trial [Women Voice]

 

The series drama Public Trial recently set off an upsurge. Yan Bingyan played the lead character of the president of the High People's Court. The character has been praised by many viewers for her impartial attitude towards law enforcement.

In the series, the character played by Yan, as a secondary judge of the Higher People's Court in Dongfang, has led intrigued viewers to learn more about how judges are graded in China.

In China, a judicial system with distinctive Chinese characteristics has been established and developed in accordance with the relevant provisions of the law. Up to now, there are more than 40 senior judges in China, who are the highest ranking within the mainland, including one Chief Justice, two primary judges and about 40 secondary judges.

In recent years, many female secondary judges have emerged in China, they uphold the law and guarantee the rights and interests of the people.

He Rong was born in October 1962 in Linyi, east China's Shandong Province, and joined the Communist Party of China in June 1984. She entered in the judicial service two months later. She graduated from the Law Department of China University of Political Science and Law with a doctorate. She is currently deputy secretary of the Shaanxi Provincial Party Committee and director of the Shaanxi Provincial Supervision Committee in northwest China's Shaanxi.

Tao Kaiyuan, born in March 1964 in Xiangtan, central China's Hunan Province, participated in this profession in June 1988. She graduated from Wuhan University Law School with a doctorate in International Law. Now, she is the vice-president of the Supreme People's Court.

Ge Xiaoyan was born in December 1964 in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province. She has practiced law since July 1986 and joined the Communist Party of China in 1991. She graduated from East China University of Political Science and Law, majoring in Economic Law and graduated from Jiangsu Provincial Party School with a master's degree. She is currently the president of the Higher People's Court of Jiangxi Province.

Yang Linping, born in August 1963 in Fushan, north China's Shanxi Province, obtained a doctorate in law and began working in August 1985, after which she joined the Communist Party of China. In November 2009, she was granted the title of "National Trial Expert" by the Supreme People's Court. She is now the president of the Higher People's Court of Chongqing.

Bahar Guli Semat, born in October 1959 in Wushi, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, joined the Communist Party of China in July 1986. She is now the president of the Higher People's Court of Xinjiang.

Besides these judges who are active in their positions, there are several other well-respected retired female senior judges. Viewers do not have to make any effort to speculate on who is the prototype, for the character in the series is not based on a specific judge, but on all outstanding judges.

 

                 
He Rong [Women Voice]
The Prototypes of Female Character in Judge-themed TV Series
Tao Kaiyuan [Women Voice]
The Prototypes of Female Character in Judge-themed TV Series
Ge Xiaoyan [Women Voice]
The Prototypes of Female Character in Judge-themed TV Series
Yang Linping [Women Voice]
             
Bahar Guli Semat [Women Voice]

 

(Source: Women Voice/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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