Chinese lawmakers mull extending pilot supervision system reform nationwide

Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-31 20:05:24|Editor: Xiang Bo
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BEIJING, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) -- China's top legislature on Tuesday heard a draft on extending a corruption supervision pilot program to cover the entire nation.

The draft was submitted to the bi-monthly legislative session of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), which runs until Saturday.

Li Jianguo, vice chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, gave an explanation of the draft at Tuesday's plenary session, presided over by Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee.

By the end of this year or early 2018, supervisory commissions will be set up by the People's Congress at provincial, city and county-levels across the country, to ensure that "all public servants exercising public power" are subject to supervision, according to a plan circulated by the General Office of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on Sunday.

In January, pilot reforms were launched in Beijing, and Shanxi and Zhejiang provinces.

Lawmakers also heard a bill to temporarily adjust laws and regulations to allow the proceeding of reforms to the commanding system and troops structure of the armed police force.

Legislators were given explanations of draft laws on ship tonnage tax, public libraries, electronic commerce, and a draft revision to the law on rural land contracts, among others.