China’s top legislature prepares for NPC annual session

Beijing, Feb 15 (IANS) The Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) will convene its bimonthly meeting from February 24 to 26, to prepare for the annual congress session next month.

Key tasks at the meeting will include discussing an agenda for the fourth annual session of the 12th NPC and a report of the NPC Standing Committee to be submitted for review during the session, Xinhua quoted a statement as saying on Monday.

Monday’s meeting was presided over by Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee.

Legislators will also deliberate a draft law on resource exploration in deep seafloor areas as well as a state council report on the enforcement of the vocational education law.

In addition, attendees will review the qualifications of a number of NPC deputies as well as appointments and dismissals during the late February meeting.

The fourth session of the 12th NPC will begin in Beijing on March 5.

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