NPC fulfilled oversight duties in accordance with the law: Li Zhanshu
Updated 17:00, 08-Mar-2019

The head of China's top legislature said Friday that the National People's Congress (NPC) fulfilled its oversight duties in accordance with the law to better promote economic and social development and aid the advancement of reform tasks.

Li Zhanshu, chairman of the Standing Committee of the NPC, made the remarks while addressing nearly 2,980 deputies at the second session of the ongoing 13th NPC in Beijing.

"We designated 153 NPC deputies with relevant expertise to participate in budget review, exerted the role of the online budget oversight system in monitoring the entire budgeting process, and worked to expand the focus of budget review and oversight to cover expenditure budgets and policy," said Li.

Relevant leading officials from the State Council, the Supreme People's Court, and the Supreme People's Procuratorate responded in person to inquiries from members of the Standing Committee and NPC deputies regarding issues in related fields that are the subject of widespread public concern, he noted.

"This was the first time that the Standing Committee conducted a special inquiry on the work of the Supreme People's Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate," Li added.