China / Government

Top legislature starts bi-monthly session, domestic violence on agenda

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-08-24 16:00

BEIJING - China's top legislature started its bi-monthly session Monday to review a set of draft law amendments, including anti-domestic violence legislation.

The session of the National People's Congress Standing Committee will continue reviewing draft amendments to the criminal code as well as the laws on air pollution control, assets evaluation and commercialization of scientific and technological achievements, according to the agenda.

During the six-day session, lawmakers will also deliberate on legislation on the establishment of a national system of honors, domestic violence, organization of local government, elections, education and commercial banks.

Lawmakers will decide whether to ratify the Maritime Labor Convention2006 and two criminal judicial assistance treaties between China and the United Kingdom and Belgium, respectively, proposed by China's cabinet.

In addition, legislators will review reports on national economic and social development, budget implementation, rural land contracting and the enforcement of the law on water pollution prevention and control.

Hot Topics