When someone ilegally threat you to ask for something,usually it’s money or other property, by violence or other methods. It is deemed as extortion.
What is extortion crime?
The provision 274 of criminal law of China says: the one who extorts to obain public or priviate property,if the amount is comparatively big or mutiple times of extortion, shall be sentenced to imprisonment of less than three years, or criminal detention,or public surveillance, plus fine; in the circumstance that the amount is huge or of other severity,the sentence shall be above three and less than ten years, plus fine; in the circumstance that the amount is very huge or of other extreme severity, he shall be sentenced to imprisonment of more than ten years, plus fine.
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