Related Rule
China
Practice Relating to Rule 159. Amnesty
Section B. Prohibition on amnesty for war crimes
A decision taken in 1956 by the Chinese National People’s Congress adopted as policy for the prosecution of Japanese war criminals that those Japanese whose criminal acts were of secondary importance or who showed good signs of repentance would be dealt with leniently and spared prosecution. Those Japanese war criminals who had committed serious crimes would be sentenced on an individual basis according to the crimes they had committed and their behaviour during detention. 
China, Decision on the handling of Japanese war criminals under detention who committed crimes during the Japanese Invasion War by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, 25 April 1956, Documents on Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, World Knowledge Press, Beijing, Vol. 4, pp. 58–59.