BEIJING, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) -- The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, on Friday wrapped up its bimonthly session, passing two amendments on the Civil Procedure Law and a law on agro-technical popularization.
President Hu Jintao signed presidential decrees to formally declare the decisions.
Set to take effect from Jan. 1, 2013, the amended Civil Procedure Law is believed to further streamline the way civil disputes are dealt with and promote social stability and harmony.
According to the amendment, agencies or organizations determined by law can bring litigation against those whose acts undermine public welfare by polluting or infringing on consumers' interests.
It stipulates that judges should not accept gifts or treatment from any interested parties or their attorneys.
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