China's top legislator Wu Bangguo has set goals for the country's legal education over the next five years, targeting police, prosecutors, judges and prison guards.
"Officials, especially leaders within the judicial system are the most important recipients of our legal education in the coming five years," said Wu, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), on Saturday.
At the closing session of the 21st session of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), Wu said only when judicial officials use the principles of law and order can the public be motivated to study and better obey the country's laws.
"The behavior and conducted of these officials can make the best textbook of legal education," he said.
Wu said judicial officials should pay the most attention in learning the laws that affect the direct interests of the people.
He said media and government officials should raise the awareness of the public with laws close to their interests and teach them how to solve problems and settle disputes through legal means.
(Xinhua News Agency April 30, 2006)