Wu Bangguo delivers a work report of the Standing Committee of NPC.
Chinese top legislator Wu Bangguo delivered a work report [highlights] of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), or the top legislative body, at the fifth session of the 11th NPC Friday afternoon.
Chinese leaders Hu Jintao, Wen Jiabao, Jia Qinglin, Li Changchun, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, He Guoqiang and Zhou Yongkang attended the third plenary meeting of the 10-day session with nearly 3,000 lawmakers in the Great Hall of the People in downtown Beijing.
Over the past year, the NPC Standing Committee enacted amendments to a number of important laws, including the Criminal Procedure Law.
Six laws, addressed in 15 motions of NPC deputies, were deliberated and passed by the NPC Standing Committee in 2011.
Notable progress was made in improving people's welfare in fields like labor rights and food safety.
The socialist system with Chinese characteristics, including the system of people's congresses, is the fundamental institutional guarantee for the development and progress of contemporary China.