China drafting law on social insurance

Updated: 2007-09-23 08:36

China's Labour and Social Security Minister Tian Chengping urged the country to accelerate legislation over social insurance on Saturday.

Addressing a national social security forum in Beijing, he said the country's social security work still lacks laws or high-level laws to go by.

Gao Fengtao, deputy director of the legislative office of the State Council, said at the forum that the social insurance law is being drafted and will be submitted to the National People's Congress (NPC) for deliberation as soon as possible.

A senior NPC official said earlier the NPC Standing Committee will deliberate the draft of social insurance law this year, noting a sound social insurance law is important to ensuing social stability.

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