China: English translation of samples of summonses [CHN106016.E]

Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Ottawa

Samples of police summonses, as obtained from manuals owned by an Associate Director of the Centre for Rights and Justice at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), who was also a research assistant professor at CUHK's Faculty of Law, are available in Response to Information Request CHN104458 of October 2013. English translations of these samples are attached to this Response. The first sample is a "People's Court Summons," described in CHN104458 as a "court-issued subpoena [chuanpiao]" (Attachment 1). The second sample is a "Compelled Appearance Summons," described in CHN104458 as a "coercive summons [juchuan] issued by Public Security Bureaus" (Attachment 2). The third sample is an "Appearance Notice," described in CHN104458 as a "criminal summons [xingshi chuanhuan]" (Attachment 3). The fourth sample is a "Summons for Appearance," described in CHN104458 as a "public security summons [zhi'an chuanhuan]" (Attachment 4).

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim for refugee protection.

Attachments

  1. China. N.d.a. "People's Court Summons." The Making of Criminal Court Documents: [Legal] Basis and Explanation. 2006. Beijing: People's Court Press. Extract provided by the Associate Director of the Centre for Rights and Justice at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Translated by the Translation Bureau, Public Services and Procurement Canada.
  2. China. N.d.b. "Compelled Appearance Summons." The Making and Use of Criminal Law Documents by Public Security Authorities. 2006. Beijing: Chinese People's Public Security University Press. Extract provided by the Associate Director of the Centre for Rights and Justice at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Translated by the Translation Bureau, Public Services and Procurement Canada.
  3. China. N.d.c. "Appearance Notice." The Making and Use of Criminal Law Documents by Public Security Authorities. 2006. Beijing: Chinese People's Public Security University Press. Extract provided by the Associate Director of the Centre for Rights and Justice at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Translated by the Translation Bureau, Public Services and Procurement Canada.
  4. China. N.d.d. "Summons for Appearance." Making the New Versions of Administrative Law Documents for Public Security Authorities (with Model Documents). 2006. Beijing: Qun Zhong Publishing House. Extract provided by the Associate Director of the Centre for Rights and Justice at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Translated by the Translation Bureau, Public Services and Procurement Canada.