China’s top legislator Zhang Dejiang has called for efforts to improve the socialist legal system with Chinese characteristics.
Zhang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), made the remarks during an inspection tour of south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region from Tuesday to Wednesday, where he attended a symposium on local legislation.
The strategy of rule of law in an all-round manner has been thoroughly implemented and remarkable achievements have been made in legislation, Zhang said.
Legislators should have the “four consciousnesses” firmly rooted in their minds and have strong confidence in the path, theory, system and culture of socialism with Chinese characteristics, he said, noting they should uphold the Party’s leadership in the process of legislation and ensure every legislation is in compliance with constitutional spirit. Zhang asked local lawmakers to bring in new legislation in strict accordance with the law, and ensure the full implementation of the central authority’s major policies and effective abidance by laws and regulations. Local legislators should keep close ties with the people to respond positively to their requests, Zhang said.