Ladies and gentlemen, good morning. Welcome to this press conference being held by the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council. A few days ago, the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee worked with the Supreme People's Court, the Supreme People's Procuratorate, the Ministry of Public Security, and the Ministry of Justice to issue a document regarding their opinions to support the resumption of work and production in accordance with the law during the COVID-19 outbreak. Today we have invited Mr. Wang Hongxiang, deputy secretary-general of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the CPC Central Committee; Mr. Zhang Shuyuan, vice-president of the Supreme People's Court; Mr. Chen Guoqing, deputy prosecutor general of the Supreme People's Procuratorate; Mr. Du Hangwei, vice minister of public security; and Mr. Xiong Xuanguo, vice minister of justice. They will brief you on this document and answer your questions. First, I'll give the floor to Mr. Wang Hongxiang.
Thank you. Friends from the media, good morning. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core has attached great importance to the situation. General Secretary Xi Jinping is personally commanding and arranging the prevention and containment efforts, and has presided over relevant meetings, delivered speeches and made many important instructions, providing the fundamental basis for the coordinated planning of epidemic containment, and economical and social development. The central government bodies concerning political and legal affairs have earnestly studied and implemented a series of important instructions made by General Secretary Xi Jinping. Based on our roles and thorough studies, the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the CPC Central Committee has worked with the Supreme People's Court, the Supreme People's Procuratorate, the Ministry of Public Security, and the Ministry of Justice to issue a document regarding our opinions to support the resumption of work and production in accordance with the law during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The document first emphasizes that government bodies of all levels involved in political and legal affairs, as well as relevant officers, should earnestly study and implement General Secretary Xi Jinping's important instructions, and strictly follow the decisions and deployments made by the CPC Central Committee; meanwhile enhancing the "Four Consciousnesses" (enhancing political integrity, developing a better understanding of the general picture, following the core leadership of the Central Committee, and acting consistently with CPC Central Committee policy), strengthening the "Four Confidences" (confidence in the path, theory, system and culture of socialism with Chinese characteristics), as well as resolutely safeguarding General Secretary Xi Jinping's core status and the authority of the CPC Central Committee and its centralized and unified leadership. In accordance with their respective duties, government bodies involved in political and legal affairs should properly coordinate the epidemic prevention and control and the resumption of work and production, finding the right places in particular to provide high-quality, efficient, and strong judicial and law enforcement services for the orderly and smooth resumption of work and production, the stable realization of social targets, as well as the maintenance of economic and social order.
Currently, companies across China are resuming work and production, and they may encounter various legal issues during this process. With this in mind, the document, which is based on relevant legislation and fundamental policies, has proposed a total of 12 measures as well as specific requirements focusing on improving laws and regulations, providing standardized law enforcement and judicial activities, resolving disputes, and offering high-quality and efficient public services, to name just a few.
The draft document features "three priorities" and "three emphases."