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China to speed up drafting anti-corruption law

CHINA plans to develop national legislation to fight corruption, according to a report delivered by top legislator Zhang Dejiang today.

The country will also work out revisions to the Law on Administrative Supervision, said Zhang, chairman of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, while delivering a work report at the annual session of the top legislature.

The plan is part of the NPC's efforts to advance legislation in key areas to promote economic and social development.

China will improve legislation on democracy, which includes revisions of the Electoral Law for the National People's Congress and Local People's Congresses, the Organic Law of the Local People's Congresses and Local People's Governments, the Law on Deputies to the National People's Congress and Deputies to Local People's Congresses, and the Law on Administrative Review.

Legislation concerning social issues, such as community correction, anti-domestic violence, traditional Chinese medicine, charity and food safety, will be pushed forward, Zhang said.

The country will also advance legislation concerning cultural, educational and ecological issues.

Also included in the legislation plan are a national security law, an anti-terrorism law, a law on the management of international NGOs in China, and a cyber-security law, Zhang said.


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