China's top legislature will improve enforcement of the Constitution and enhance legal supervision this year as it seeks to play a key role in developing the rule of law, Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, said on Sunday.
China is poised to take a giant stride in bolstering the rule of law as the country's top legislature considers what is expected to be the final reading of a draft amendment to the Law on Legislation.
A draft revision to China's Legislation Law bans ministries and local governments from issuing rules and policies that mitigate citizens' rights or increase their obligations without legal foundation.
Statutory taxation was underlined by a draft revision to China's Legislation Law, submitted at the ongoing national legislative session Sunday.
A total of 284 Chinese cities may have the power to make local laws, according to a draft revision to the Legislation Law.
China plans to develop national legislation to fight corruption, according to a report delivered by top legislator Zhang Dejiang.
It is necessary for China to legislate against domestic violence. The newly released guideline is designed to offer better protection for the victims.
Committing domestic violence can result in penalties as severe as the death sentence, according to a guideline released by China's top judicial authorities on Wednesday.