BEIJING — China’s top legislature underscored efforts to provide the country’s high-quality development with the backing and support of high-quality legislation in 2019 in an annual work report.
The report of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), which was available to the news media on March 8, is to be delivered by the committee’s chairman Li Zhanshu at the second session of the 13th NPC.
The top legislature plans to move forward with formulating and revising urgently needed laws for deepening market-based reforms and expanding high-standard opening-up, according to the report.
It also needs to expedite legislation in the domains of public well-being, national security, intellectual property rights protection, social governance, and ecological advancement, enforce the principle of law-based taxation, and improve relevant laws on state institutions, it says.
This year’s legislation plan includes deliberation on the Civil Code, formulation of Amendment XI to the Criminal Law and the laws on promotion of basic medical and healthcare, real estate tax, export control, community correction, integrated military-civilian development, guarantee for veterans, and administrative discipline.
Under the plan is also revision of the Securities Law, the Law on Officers on Active Service, the Military Service Law, the Law on the People’s Armed Police Force, the Organic Law of the NPC, and the NPC procedural rules.
Research will be conducted for the drafting of laws on bio-security and Yangtze River conservation, according to the report.
All these tasks need to be expedited so that they are completed on schedule, it said.