Top legislature closes bimonthly session, revised laws adopted

Source: Xinhua| 2019-04-24 00:45:32|Editor: ZX
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Li Zhanshu, chairman of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, presides over the 10th session of the 13th NPC Standing Committee at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, April 23, 2019. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)

BEIJING, April 23 (Xinhua) -- The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) closed its four-day bimonthly session Tuesday, adopting the revised Judges Law and the Procurators Law, as well as an amendment to a package of eight laws including the Construction Law.

Li Zhanshu, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, presided over the closing meeting, attended by 170 committee members.

The lawmakers ratified a treaty between China and Barbados on criminal judicial assistance, and another between China and Azerbaijan on the transfer of sentenced persons.

They also voted on several personnel matters.

During the session, the lawmakers also reviewed other legislative bills, including the draft vaccine administration law, the revised drug administration law, and the sections on personality and property rights of the draft civil code.

Li said the adopted revisions to the Judges Law and the Procurators Law consolidated and deepened the achievements of judicial reform.

The adopted amendment to a package of eight laws would further improve the business environment, he said.

He called for accelerating the improvement and revision work of the draft sections of the civil code.

All sections should be meticulously improved and be compiled with the General Provisions of the Civil Law into a draft civil code by the end of this year, he added.

During the session, the lawmakers also heard three reports of the State Council on medical doctors, environmental protection, and rural industries, as well as one report of the Supreme People's Court on improving court order enforcement.

Hearing these reports is part of the top legislature's job in line with the oversight function bestowed by the Constitution, Li said.

The top legislature also held a lecture on fundamental research Tuesday.