China will build a legal system with Chinese characteristics by 2010 and the year 2009 will be crucial for achieving the goal, said Chinese top legislator Wu Bangguo. He made this statement while delivering a work report of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), the top legislative body at the second session of the 11th NPC on Mar. 9.
Wu said the year 2009 marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of New China, and is also a crucial year for meeting challenges and comprehensively pushing ahead the development of various causes. NPC Standing Committee calls for implementing the spirit of 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the third Plenum of the 17th CPC Central Committee and Central Economic Work Conference, following the guidance of Deng Xiaoping Theory. Namely, applying “Scientific Outlook on Development”, putting more efforts in the construction of a socialist legal system, ensuring the implementation of Constitution and law, as well as bringing national NPC work to a new level.
Wu added that NPC will further strengthen legislation in social affairs and continue to improve legislation on economics, politics and culture fields.
By People's Daily Online