The fourth session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC), China's national legislature, started its second plenary meeting Monday.
Li Zhanshu, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, delivered a work report of the NPC Standing Committee to the meeting.
The following are some key points from the work report:
On improving electoral system of Hong Kong SAR
China's top legislature will make a decision on improving the electoral system of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) during its ongoing annual session.
On legislation for opposing foreign sanctions, interference
China's top legislature will accelerate legislation relating to external affairs, upgrading the legal tool kit for meeting challenges and guarding against risks in order to oppose foreign sanctions, interference, and long-arm jurisdiction.
On formulating some laws
China's top legislature will formulate some laws in 2021, including a personal information protection law, a law on activities and environmental protection in Antarctica, and a land border law.
On revising some laws
China's top legislature will revise the Company Law and the Enterprise Bankruptcy Law in 2021 to develop a modern economic system,the Anti-Monopoly Law, and the Law on Scientific and Technological Progress.
On oversight of state-owned asset management
China's top legislature will effectively conduct oversight of state-owned asset management.
The following are some key points of work reports of SPP and SPC:
On cracking down upon financial crimes and offences
China's judicial and procuratorial organs stepped up efforts in 2020 to crack down upon financial crimes and offences to provide legal guarantees for the finance sector.
On IPR protection
China will step up judicial protection of intellectual property rights to support innovation-driven development.
On fighting anti-corruption
A total of 22,000 cases of embezzlement, bribery and dereliction of duty involving 26,000 people were concluded in 2020
Twelve former Chinese officials at the provincial or ministerial level were prosecuted in 2020.