The “Three Supremes,” first introduced by Chinese President Hu Jintao (胡锦涛) during a 2007 session on national politics and law attended by senior judges and prosecutors, represented a significant change — and many at the time said, a clear step backward — in China’s judicial policies. The buzzword, which was actively implemented as policy in 2008 as Wang Shengjun (王胜俊) became head of the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China, essentially meant that legal cases must be considered in light of the basic tasks and development priorities defined by the party and government in China. The “Three Supremes” are: 1. “Supremacy of the business of the CCP” (党的事业至上); 2. “Supremacy of the interests of the people” (人民利益至上); 3. “Supremacy of constitutional law” (宪法法律至上).