The story appears on

Page A3

January 31, 2010

GET this page in PDF

Free for subscribers

View shopping cart

Related News

Home » Metro » Society

Law proposals include food safety, housing

Political advisors and legislators have submitted a wide range of suggestions to the annual session of the Shanghai Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and the Shanghai People's Congress.

Shanghai's lawmakers made 78 proposals to the Shanghai People's Congress meeting, focusing on pushing forward the city's laws on food safety, public traffic, affordable housing and urban planning.

"SPC deputies sent their proposals this year based on deeper surveys and research," said an SPC official. "About a third of the proposals are based on ample research. Proposals on social welfare issues, including food safety and housing, accounted for one-third of the proposals."

Two proposals on food safety made by deputies from Chongming County and Yangpu District are to be incorporated into local food safety rules being planned this year, said officials from the Shanghai People's Congress.

Qian Liping, a leading deputy from Huangpu District, proposed setting up rules for better supervision of small food manufacturers in Shanghai, including requiring them to specify their manufacturing environment, their workers' health conditions, and ingredients used.

China's nationwide food safety law took effect in June 2009. Shanghai is planning a city-level regulation on the issue, and SPC deputies' proposals this year will be added.

Meanwhile, local lawmakers will further study proposals on nurturing Shanghai's shipping hub, urban planning and Zhangjiang Hi-tech Park's further development. If the proposals prove plausible, they soon can be added into city-level regulations.

Public low-rental housing and urban planning to boost new cities in rural districts are other topics that local lawmakers are advocating.

Lawmakers last year made 90 proposals. A maximum of 144 proposals have been made in the past to the SPC.

The Shanghai Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference which concluded its annual session yesterday has received 1,004 proposals from deputies.

The Expo featured in the titles of more than 130 proposals. Others were about the city's economy, education, science, culture and urban administration.


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend