Top legislature schedules bi-monthly session

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The top legislature of China will convene for its bi-monthly session from Oct. 30 to Nov. 4, according to a statement issued after a chairpersons' meeting Monday.
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The top legislature of China will convene for its bi-monthly session from Oct. 30 to Nov. 4, according to a statement issued after a chairpersons' meeting Monday.

Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, presided over the meeting.

Attendees of Monday's meeting suggested that the legislators at the NPC Standing Committee session will study and implement the spirit of the next National Congress of the Communist Party of China, which is scheduled to open Wednesday.

Lawmakers will continue to review draft laws on public libraries and E-commerce as well as draft revisions to the laws of unfair competition, and standardization.

They will deliberate bills to amend Criminal Law and laws covering rural land contract, shipping tonnage dues, and accounting, among others.

During the session, lawmakers will also decide whether to ratify a criminal judicial assistance treaty between China and Armenia, and a civil and commercial judicial assistance treaty between China and Ethiopia.

They will consider reports on grassland protection, judicial reform, and the implementation of solid waste pollution prevention and control laws, among others.

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