Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), presides over the 14th meeting of the Chairmen's Council of the 12th NPC Standing Committee at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 16, 2013. (Xinhua/Zhang Duo)
BEIJING, Dec. 16 (Xinhua) -- Chinese lawmakers will deliberate a motion on abolishing "laojiao," or reeducation through labor, at a bi-monthly session next week.
According to a recommended agenda released Monday for the Dec. 23-28 session of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, the motion submitted by the State Council for deliberation will include abolishing a decision on "the issue of reeducation through labor" as well as a supplementary regulation to the issue.
During the session, lawmakers will also deliberate a draft resolution on adjusting and improving the country's birth policies.
Chinese lawmakers call for expediting fiscal reforms
BEIJING, June 28 (Xinhua) -- Senior lawmakers Friday stressed the importance of hastening fiscal system reforms in order to cope with economic difficulties.
Members of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) expressed concerns about a slowdown in government revenues and the soaring debts of local governments when reviewing a State Council report on the central government's final accounts for 2012 and the 2012 audit report from the National Audit Office (NAO), which were both submitted on Thursday. Full story