China has almost completed the amending of its administrative rules in accordance with the rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Chinese government's commitments to the organization, a spokesman for the upcoming Fourth Session of the Ninth National People's Congress said Sunday.
Spokesman Zeng Jianhui told a press conference that China's State Council has approved amendments to 140 foreign trade statutes, and is ready to abolish 570 other administrative regulations.
Anti-dumping and anti-subsidy rules are also being drafted, the spokesman said.
Meanwhile, Chinese legislators have adopted amendments to laws on patent, customs, Sino-foreign cooperative enterprises and joint ventures.
Amendments to the Copyright Law and Trademark Law are being deliberated, while laws on anti-trust, foreign trade and import and export commodities inspection will be drafted, the spokesman said.
(People's Daily 03/04/2001)