Category Archives: National People’s Congress

Merkel to visit China, co-chair intergovernmental consultations

NPC. Posted: July-18-2016.  BEIJING, June 6 (Xinhua) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit China from June 12 to 14 and co-chair a bilateral intergovernmental consultation with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said here on Monday. It will be Merkel’s ninth visit to China since she took office, Hong Lei said at a regular news briefing. In Beijing,

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China’s top legislator urges food safety supervision reform

NPC. BEIJING, May 31 (Xinhua) — Chinese top legislator Zhang Dejiang has called for improvements and reforms to the country’s food safety supervision system. Zhang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), made the remarks Tuesday while presiding over a meeting of inspectors under the NPC Standing Committee to check the enforcement of the Food Safety Law.

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Hong Kong has unique advantages for participation in Belt and Road Initiative: China’s top legislator

NPC.  HONG KONG, May 18 (Xinhua) — China’s top legislator Zhang Dejiang said here Wednesday that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) has its unique advantages for participation in the Belt and Road Initiative. “This summit on the Belt and Road takes place in Hong Kong not only because Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of China, but

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China’s top legislator hears briefing by HKSAR officials

NPC. HONG KONG, May 17 (Xinhua) — China’s top legislator Zhang Dejiang inspected the Government Secretariat of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Tuesday afternoon and was briefed by principal officials of the SAR government on their work. Zhang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) who was accompanied by Hong Kong SAR Chief

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China, Russia agree more parliamentary cooperation

NPPosted: May-9-2016.  BEIJING, May 5 (Xinhua) — China and Russia on Thursday agreed to strengthen their parliamentary cooperation to contribute more for the bilateral relations. The pledge was made in the second meeting of the cooperation committee between China’s National People’s Congress, the top legislative body, and the Russian Federal Council and the State Duma, the upper and lower houses of

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Zhang Dejiang chairs closing meeting of bimonthly session

BEIJING, April 28, 2016 (Xinhua) — Zhang Dejiang (C, back), chairman of the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC), presides over a closing meeting of the bimonthly session on the review of a draft law on nongovernmental organizations from outside the Chinese mainland and draft resolutions on ratifying the Minamata Convention on Mercury, in Beijing, capital of China,

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China adopts law regulating overseas NGOs

Source: Xinhua. Editor: Ouyang.  BEIJING, April 28 (Xinhua) — Overseas NGOs will have to get approval from Chinese authorities before they operate on the Chinese mainland, under a law adopted by China’s top legislature on Thursday. This applies whether they are planning to open permanent offices or just operate here temporarily, according to the law, adopted through a vote at the

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China marks 100th birthday of late vice president

Posted: April-27-2016.  BEIJING, April 26 (Xinhua) — A symposium was held at the Great Hall of the People on Tuesday to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of late Chinese Vice President Rong Yiren. Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), the top legislature, attended the symposium. Zhang also met with Rong’s relatives. “Rong was

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China’s top legislature announces tasks for 2016

NPC. Posted: April-27-2016.  BEIJING, April 22 (Xinhua) — Chinese lawmakers will review draft laws on international criminal judicial assistance and national defense transportation this year, according to the plan released Friday by the top legislature. The national defense transportation draft law aims to improve coordination between different departments. Laws on environmental protection tax, public culture services, community correction will also

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China’s National People’s Congress: Top legislature to hold session in late April

NPC. Posted: April-18-2016. BEIJING, April 15 (Xinhua) — China’s top legislative body will hold its bi-monthly session from April 25 to 28, senior lawmakers decided at a meeting on Friday. Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), presided over the 67th chairpersons’ meeting of the 12th NPC Standing Committee. A number of draft laws are

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