Legislative work in 2018: Foreign investment law, civil code, and more
Updated 16:58, 08-Mar-2019

The head of China's top legislature reviewed achievements in legislative work in 2018, noting that eight laws were formulated, 47 laws were revised, and nine decisions were adopted on legal issues and other major issues.

Li Zhanshu, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), made the remarks in a work report of the NPC Standing Committee during a plenary meeting of the second session of the 13th NPC at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Friday.

He said that the draft of China's foreign investment law will be deliberated at this session, which will play an important role in lifting China toward a new stage of high-level opening up in the new era.

"Compiling the civil code is a major legislative task. We have made solid progress toward the goal of completing the compilation of the civil code by 2020," he said.

Li added that the Personal Income Tax Law was revised, and about 80 million people were already exempted from paying taxes on their salary.

Responding to the problems exposed in the Changsheng vaccine case, Li stressed that the preliminary review of the draft law on vaccine management already completed.

He also mentioned that the Law on the Prevention and Control of Solid Pollution were formulated, and many related laws were revised.