BEIJING (Sputnik) — Four categories of prisoners who do not pose a threat to society may be granted a special amnesty, Xinhua quoted Li Shishi as saying.
The draft legislation also proposes applying leniency to inmates younger than 18, according to the news agency.
This would be only the eighth amnesty introduced since the creation of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in 1949.
On September 3, China will mark 70 years since the Japanese surrender in World War II. Delegations from a total of 30 countries are expected to attend the anniversary parade in Beijing.