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BEIJING - Following is the full text of the Report on the Work of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), which was delivered by Chairman Wu Bangguo of the NPC Standing Committee on March 9, 2012 for review at the Fifth Session of the 11th NPC and adopted on March 14, 2012:
REPORT ON THE WORK OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE OF THE NATIONAL PEOPLE'S CONGRESS
Delivered at the Fifth Session of the Eleventh National People's Congress on March 9, 2012
Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress
On behalf of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), I now present this report on its work for your deliberation and approval.
Major Work of the Past Year
In 2011, China faced a complex and volatile situation abroad, and arduous and difficult tasks of reform, development, and stability at home. The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), with Comrade Hu Jintao as General Secretary, united with and led the people of all China's ethnic groups in working with one heart and one mind, advancing determinedly, and comprehensively promoting socialist economic development, political, cultural and social progress, and ecological awareness. New achievements were made in all of our work, and the Twelfth Five-Year Plan period got off to a good start.
Over the past year, the NPC Standing Committee took Deng Xiaoping Theory and the important thought of Three Represents as its guide; thoroughly applied the Scientific Outlook on Development; steadfastly integrated the leadership of the Party, the position of the people as masters of the country, and the rule of law; and performed its functions and powers and carried out its work in accordance with the guiding principles of the Fourth Session of the Eleventh NPC and based on the overall work of the Party and the country. Over the past year, the Standing Committee deliberated 24 bills, legal interpretations and draft decisions on legal issues, passed 14 of them, and has presented 4 of them to this session for your deliberation and approval. It listened to and deliberated 14 work reports by the State Council, the Supreme People's Court, and the Supreme People's Procuratorate; investigated implementation of 4 laws; ratified 4 treaties and accords China concluded with foreign countries and its accession to one international convention; made decisions on and approved the appointment or removal of a number of employees in state bodies; and made an important contribution to upholding and improving the system of people's congresses and carrying out reform, opening up, and socialist modernization.