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Legislation to focus on social issues

By Zhu Zhe | China Daily | Updated: 2007-03-12 07:17

Legislators will take a closer look at social issues this year and strengthen supervision over governments to build a harmonious society.

"While continuing to improve economic legislation, we must also enact laws related to social programs to provide a solid legal foundation for a harmonious society," Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), said yesterday while delivering a work report to the NPC full session.Legislation to focus on social issues

This is the first time in a decade that the NPC, the country's top legislature, made clear that social affairs will be placed on an equal footing with economic matters in legislative priorities.

Legislation to focus on social issues

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