If a person employs an act to stop an unlawful infringement for the purposes of avoiding the said infringement for the State’s or the public interest or for his own or another person’s right of the person, property right or any other right, thus causing harm to the unlawful infringer, the said act shall be regarded as a justifiable defense and the said person shall not bear criminal responsibility.
If a justifiable defense apparently exceeds the limits of necessity, thus causing a serious harm, the person involved shall bear criminal responsibility, but be given a mitigated punishment or be exempt from punishment.
If a person employs an act of defense to an immediate violent crime of committing physical assault, homicide, robbery, rape, kidnapping or any other crime seriously endangering the safety of another person, thus causing bodily injury or death to the unlawful infringer, the said act shall not be regarded as a defense that exceeds the limits of necessity, and the said person shall not bear criminal responsibility.
employs an act：采取……的行动；
for the purposes of：为了，由于，出于；
bear criminal responsibility：承担/担负刑事责任；
the said act：前述行为；
exceeds the limits of necessity：超越必要限度；