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Chinese leaders join lawmakers in group discussions

Source: Xinhuanet | 03-13-2007 08:14

Special Report:   2007 NPC & CPPCC sessions

Wu Bangguo (2nd L), chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), looks at a map in Beijing, capital of China, March 12, 2007. Wu Bangguo attended the panel discussion of the deputies of southwest China's Yunnan Province to the Fifth Session of the Tenth National People's Congress on Monday. (Xinhua Photo/Rao Aimin)

BEIJING, March 12 (Xinhua) -- China's top legislator Wu Bangguo on Monday urged lawmakers to fully implement the Law on Oversight to enhance the supervision over government work.

Wu, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), made the remark at a group discussion with lawmakers from Yunnan Province during the ongoing fifth session of the Tenth NPC.

He said the NPC should target at key issues and improve the effectiveness of its supervision so as to push the settlement of prevailing problems.

But Wu also said the NPC should handle its relations with the government and judiciary organs properly so that they fulfill their duties independently.

Under the supervision law passed on Aug. 27, 2006, the standing committees of people's congresses at and above the county levels are authorized to repeal any inappropriate decisions or orders issued by same-level governments.

The law also allows NPC standing committees to summon government officials to explain their work and policies.