Posted by: mulrickillion | October 28, 2011

China’s legal system gets refined

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by Wang Huazhong and Zhao Yinan, China Daily, 2011-10-28 — BEIJING – The country’s top legislature is removing and modifying "a great number of" administrative and local regulations that run contradictory to the Constitution and national laws, a senior legislator said on Thursday.

"We’re cleaning up a great deal of such regulations … that implicate local interests in every provincial-level administrative region," said Xin Chunying, deputy director of the legislative affairs commission of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee.

She said the exact number of such regulations will be released when the job is done.

Xin released the information at a news conference that introduced a white paper titled The Socialist System of Laws with Chinese Characteristics.

By the end of August, the Chinese legislature had enacted 240 laws, including the current Constitution, 706 administrative regulations and more than 8,600 local regulations, according to official figures.

The Constitution has the supreme legal power, followed by laws adopted by the NPC. Administrative rules passed by the State Council and regulations adopted by local governments. Though all have legal validity, they must not go against the Constitution and laws, according to the Legislation Law. . . .

China’s legal system gets refined|Politics|chinadaily.com.cn

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