|Zhang Dejiang (C), chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC), attends the inaugural meeting of a seminar studying China's NPC system in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 7, 2014. (Xinhua/Zhang Duo)
BEIJING, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) -- Top Chinese legislator Zhang Dejiang on Tuesday urged the strengthening of theoretical study of China's congress system to help it advance with the times.
Zhang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), the top legislature, made the remarks while attending the founding ceremony of an institute for NPC system study.
Zhang said the NPC system, the fundamental political system of China, has demonstrated superiority and vitality and has proved to be a system that suits China's national conditions and the times.
Lawmakers and researchers must enhance their confidence in the socialist system with Chinese characteristics and unswervingly adhere to the NPC system, said Zhang.
Zhang also urged constantly developing the NPC system based on China's conditions to make it better serve China's deepening reforms and the rule of law, said Zhang.