Legislative Developments: NPC Standing Committee Slated to Discuss Draft Laws on Property, Public Order, and Bankruptcy

October 22, 2004

According to domestic Chinese reports, the NPC Standing Committee opened a five day session on October 22. Among other activities, the legislative body will reportedly discuss drafts of a new Property Law (part of a larger draft Civil Law), Bankruptcy Law, and Law on Public Order Offenses. The Standing Committee is also slated to discuss amendments to the Criminal Law, Solid Waste Pollution Prevention Law, and electoral laws for national and local people’s congresses. Xinhua report (English). People’s Daily report (Chinese only). Most of the draft laws and amendments are not expected to be passed this session.