Top legislator highlights China's key legislative work for 2019
Updated 20:15, 08-Mar-2019
CGTN
01:02

Li Zhanshu, chairman of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, highlighted China's key legislative work for 2019 while delivering the committee's work report to the second session of the 13th NPC on Friday.

The top legislature "must move forward with formulating and revising urgently needed laws for deepening market-based reforms and expanding high-standard opening up," said China's top legislator.

Major legislative items included deliberation on the Civil Code; formulation of Amendment XI to the Criminal Law and the laws on promotion of basic medical and health care, real estate tax, export control, community correction, integrated military-civilian development, guarantee for veterans, and administrative discipline; and 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, said Li.

Research will be conducted for the drafting of laws on bio-security and Yangtze River conservation, Li added.

The top legislator urged that "all these tasks need to be expedited so that they are completed on schedule."