Fu Ying, spokesperson for the second session of China's 12th National People's Congress (NPC), addresses the press conference on the second session of the 12th NPC at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 4, 2014. The second session of the 12th NPC, the national legislature, is scheduled to open in Beijing on March 5. (Xinhua/Jin Liwang)
BEIJING, March 4 (Xinhua) -- China's top legislature will offer legal support as the country deepens reform in a comprehensive manner, a spokeswoman for the annual session of National People's Congress said here Tuesday.
Deepening reform is the most important theme of the Chinese society, Fu Ying said at a press conference.
She said lawmakers would enact new laws, and modify or abolish existing laws in areas of great public concerns, so that the country's major reform efforts would have sufficient legal basis.
The second session of the 12th National People's Congress will convene on Wednesday.
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