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China enacts laws to regulate administrative power: white paper

(Xinhua)

13:28, October 27, 2011

BEIJING, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- China has enacted 79 administrative laws and a large number of administrative and local regulations regulating administrative power, says a white paper titled "The Socialist System of Laws with Chinese Characteristics" issued on Thursday.

China attaches great importance to the regulation of the administrative organs' execution of their power, strengthens the supervision of the execution of administrative power in accordance with the law, and ensures the correct execution of administrative power, says the white paper issued by the Information Office of the State Council.

China has formulated the Law on Administrative Penalties, established the basic principles of penalty by law, fairness and openness, corresponding penalty for offence and combination of penalty and education, and developed fairly complete procedures of the decision and execution of administrative penalties, the white paper says.

The state has promulgated the Administrative Reconsideration Law, and under this law, about 80,000 cases of administrative dispute are handled each year, it says.

According to the white paper, in order to thoroughly implement the Administrative Licensing Law, the State Council canceled 1,749 matters of administrative licensing at the central level, changed the administrative method for 121 matters and transferred 46 matters to lower administrative levels.

China has also promulgated the Administrative Coercion Law, which provides a legal basis for the guarantee and supervision of the administrative organs' performance of administrative functions and powers in accordance with the law, as well as the protection of the legitimate rights and interests of citizens, legal persons and other organizations, it says.

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