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Top legislator: China to take "decisive steps" in building socialistic legal system

Source: Xinhua | 03-09-2009 10:51

Special Report:   2009 NPC & CPPCC Sessions

BEIJING, March 9 (Xinhua) -- China will this year take "decisive steps" toward establishing a socialistic legal system with Chinese characteristics, top legislator Wu Bangguo said here Monday.

The National People's Congress (NPC), or the top legislative body, will debate and adopt new laws that form the backbone of the legal system, and conduct a systematic examination of existing laws to revise or eliminate outdated or unsuitable articles , said Wu, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee.

He said the NPC must improve the quality of legislation in accordance with the guiding principles of the 17th National Congress of Communist Party of China (CPC).

The CPC Central Committee has clearly set the goal of establishing a legal system of socialism with Chinese characteristics by 2010.


Editor:Zhang Ning