Interpretation of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on Article 266 of the Criminal Law of the People's Republic of China

Interpretation of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on Article 266 of the Criminal Law of the People's Republic of China
Interpretation of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on Article 266 of the Criminal Law of the People's Republic of China

April 24, 2014

(Adopted at the Eighth Session of the Standing Committee of the 12th National People's Congress on April 4, 2014)

In light of the circumstance encountered in judicial practice, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress has discussed the meaning of Article 266 of the Criminal Law and the issue as to how to apply relevant provisions of the Criminal Law to practices of obtaining social insurance payments for pension insurance, medical insurance, work-related injury insurance, or maternity insurance, or any other social security treatment in a fraudulent manner, and given the following interpretation.

Obtaining social insurance payments for pension insurance, medical insurance, work-related injury insurance, or maternity insurance, or any other social security treatment in a fraudulent manner by cheating or counterfeiting proof materials or by other means shall be deemed as an act of swindling publicly or privately-owned money or property as mentioned in Article 266 of the Criminal Law.
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