*** Highlights: The Communist Party of China (CPC) has convened its first central conference on work related to overall law-based governance recently. The rule of law is a key term in a new development blueprint drawn up by the Party leadership for the country's march toward modernization. Indian expert lauds China's promotion of the Rule of Law. SOUNDBITE (English): VARAPRASAD SEKHAR DOLLA, Professor in Chinese Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University "I think the Chinese government attempts to strengthen and promote the Rule of Law must be seen in the larger context of the political reforms and the economic reforms and also the social change, that China is witnessing at this moment. Given the track record of development, China is emerging as the second-largest economy in the world and also known as the factory of the world. This is going to actually in many ways definitely contribute to a betterment".