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Xiao Yang (judge)

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Xiao Yang (Chinese: 肖扬; August 1938 – 19 April 2019) was a Chinese judge and politician. He served as Minister of Justice from 1993 to 1998. He then served as President of the Supreme People's Court from 1998 to 2008. One of his changes included the Supreme Court's right of final review for capital punishment cases. This saw the number of executions drop in China after 2006.

Xiao was born in Heyuan, Guangdong. He died of an illness on 19 April 2019 in Beijing. He was 80.[1]