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11 documents to be put to vote at China’s annual parliamentary session

Updated: Mar 15,2017 7:34 AM     Xinhua

The presidium for the fifth session of the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s national legislature, decided to put 11 documents to vote at the session’s closing meeting on March 15.

Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee and one of the presidium’s executive chairpersons, presided over the third and fourth meetings of the presidium on March 14.

Following are the documents:

-- draft resolution on the government work report;

-- draft resolution on the implementation of the 2016 national economic and social development plan and the 2017 national economic and social development plan;

-- draft resolution on the implementation of the 2016 central and local budgets, and the 2017 central and local budgets;

-- draft resolution on the work report of the NPC Standing Committee;

-- draft resolution on the work report of the Supreme People’s Court;

-- draft resolution on the work report of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate;

-- draft general provisions of the civil law;

-- draft decision on the quota and election of deputies to the 13th NPC;

-- two draft methods for electing deputies to the 13th NPC from Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions;

-- decision on the resignation of Xu Xianming as an NPC Standing Committee member.

At its third meeting on March 14, the presidium also approved a report on bills filed by NPC deputies during the annual session this year.

As of March 11, national lawmakers had filed 514 bills with the session’s secretariat, including 492 on legislation, 16 on NPC supervision and six on other issues, said Xin Chunying, deputy secretary-general of the session, when delivering the report to the presidium.

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