Li Zhanshu: China remains firm on eradicating poverty
Li Zhanshu, chairman of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, Friday stressed to resolutely win the fight against poverty and gave his complete support for the government work report delivered by Premier Li Keqiang at the third session of the 13th NPC.
Speaking when joining deputies from Jiangxi Province in group deliberation, Li hoped deputies could comprehensively implement the important instructions made by Chinese President Xi Jinping, urging them to counteract the impact of COVID-19, ensure a victory in the fight against poverty and build a moderately prosperous society in all respects by the end of 2020.
"We must focus on maintaining security in the six areas in order to ensure stability on the six fronts," said Li, calling for concrete efforts in maintaining economic development.
Li also asked legislators to deliberate well and improve a draft civil code, which will be the first basic law defined as a "code" of the People's Republic of China once adopted.
He said establishing and improving the legal system and enforcement mechanisms for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to safeguard national security is completely consistent with China's Constitution and the Basic Law of the HKSAR, and will be fully supported by all the Chinese people including Hong Kong compatriots.
(With input from Xinhua)
(Cover: Li Zhanshu, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, joins deputies from Jiangxi Province in group deliberation at the third session of the 13th NPC in Beijing, capital of China, May 22, 2020. /Xinhua)