The draft of China's first Civil Code is an 'important milestone'

Li Zhanshu, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, hailed the draft of China's first Civil Code as an "important milestone" in the country's advancement of the rule of law.

The draft has been submitted to the third session of the 13th NPC for deliberation.

The draft is composed of 1,260 articles across general provisions and six particular areas and touches upon almost every aspect of people's lives.