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Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 17:09

Top legislature to open bi-monthly session Aug 29

By Xinhua

BEIJING - The top legislature of China will convene its bi-monthly session from Aug 29 to Sept 3, according to a statement issued after a chairpersons' meeting Wednesday.

Attendees of Wednesday's meeting, which was chaired by Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), suggested that at the upcoming 22nd session of the 12th NPC Standing Committee, legislators should deliberate on draft laws on national defense transportation, the movie industry, and traditional Chinese medicine.

Legislators will also study and discuss proposals, including a review of the draft amendments to the law on foreign-invested companies, the law on protection of marine environment, and the proposal to review and ratify the Paris Agreement.

Also, legislators will consider reports on national economic and social development, budget implementation, reform and development of higher learning, among others.

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