The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, passed a law of citizen's identification cards Saturday.
According to the law, Chinese citizens are expected to have new-version identification cards soon.
The top legislature also ratified the State Council's motion of joining the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation In Southeast Asia and its two amending protocols.
The approval will make China the first to join the treaty among all the big countries outside Southeast Asia. It will also further boost the good cooperative relation between China and the ASEAN countries, lawmakers said.
(People's Daily June 28, 2003)