Legislators to step up supervisory work: Wu
By Sun Shangwu (China Daily)
Updated: 2006-03-10 05:54
Legislators will strengthen supervisory work this year by prodding
governments to solve problems related to people's livelihood and social
stability, the nation's top legislator said yesterday in his work report.
Also, the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee will examine
the implementation of three laws on land administration, on agriculture, and on
contracts of rural land which are vital to guarantee farmers' interests, said Wu
Bangguo, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee.
Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee
of the National People's Congress, delivers a report at the second plenary
session of the NPC in the Great Hall of the People March 9, 2006.
Chinese legislators perform their supervisory duties by monitoring law
enforcement and hearing work reports of the governments, courts and
As China strives to become a resources-efficient and environmentally-friendly
country, legislators will focus on laws concerning energy saving, pollution
treatment and prevention of water pollution, said Wu.
Legislators usually report problems they find during their inspection to
government departments, which are required by law to give them feedback.
For example, the NPC Standing Committee checked laws on coal mine safety and
safe production last year after a string of major accidents, and legislators
urged the State Council to "to cut the number of big gas explosion accidents by
a large margin in two years."
Responding to the call, the government closed more than 5,000 unlicensed and
unsafe coal mines, said Wu.
On the legislation plan for this year, Wu said the NPC Standing Committee
would review 25 laws, including the law on property rights.
Laws on bankruptcy of enterprises, handling of emergencies, labour contracts,
quality and safety of agricultural products, and passports will be drafted and
reviewed this year, said Wu.
Laws on compulsory education, protection of juvenile persons and budgets will
be revised, he said.
Wu also promised to promote democracy in the legislation process.
"We will continue to publicize law drafts to collect suggestions and hold
more public hearings on bills which concern the people," said Wu.
(China Daily 03/10/2006 page1)