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

Source: Xinhua | 03-10-2009 08:08

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.

Wu Bangguo (C), member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and also chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), joins a panel discussion with deputies to the Second Session of the 11th NPC from northwest China's Shaanxi Province, in Beijing, capital of China, March 9, 2009. (Xinhua/Fan Rujun)
Wu Bangguo (C), member of the Standing Committee of the 
Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) 
Central Committee and also chairman of the Standing 
Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), joins 
a panel discussion with deputies to the Second Session of 
the 11th NPC from northwest China's Shaanxi Province, in 
Beijing, capital of China, March 9, 2009.(Xinhua/Fan Rujun)

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form the backbone of the legal system, and conduct a systematic examination of existing laws to revise or eliminate outdated or unsuitable articles , said Wu, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee.