BEIJING, March 8 (Xinhua) -- China's top legislator Wu Bangguo on Friday delivered a report on the work of the Standing Committee of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC) to the first session of the 12th NPC.
Following are the highlights of his report at the second plenary meeting of the parliamentary session:
LEGISLATION OVER FIVE YEARS
-- A socialist system of laws with Chinese characteristics was established in 2010 on schedule.
-- The system has several types of laws - constitutional laws, civil and commercial laws, administrative laws, economic laws, social laws, criminal laws, and litigation and non-litigation procedure laws - as its core; and consists of three levels of laws -- national laws, administrative regulations, and local statutes.
-- Over the past five years, the NPC and its Standing Committee deliberated 93 bills, legal interpretations and draft decisions on legal issues and passed 86 of them.
•China improves people's democracy through legislation: Wu
•China explores ways to make legislation more scientific, democratic: Wu
-- The Standing Committee listened to and deliberated 70 reports from the State Council, the Supreme People's Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate, organized 21 inspections of law enforcement, and held nine special hearings.
•China's top legislature seeks innovation in supervision: Wu
•China strengthens legal supervision over food safety: Wu