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What are the functions and status of Constitution?

(english.legalinfo.gov.cn) Updated : 2017-06-16

Constitution of the People's Republic of China, in the form of the fundamental law of the state, establishes the socialist road with Chinese characteristics, socialist theoretical system with Chinese characteristics, and the development achievements of the socialist system with Chinese characteristics; it reflects the common will and fundamental interests of Chinese people of all nationalities, and becomes the highest embodiment of the central work, the basic principles, major guidelines and important policies in the national legal system of the Party and the state in the new historical period in the state's legal system.

The Constitution is the fundamental law of the state, and is the general rules for the safeguard of the state. It possesses the supreme legal status, legal authority, and legal effect. It is fundamental, overall, stable, and long-term in nature.