Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday called for efforts to strengthen
legislation in key areas such as national security, scientific and
technological innovation, biosecurity, ecological civilization and risk
He also called for strengthening legislation in
areas concerning people’s livelihoods and improving legal systems that
are essential for meeting their ever-growing needs for a better life.
also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central
Committee, made the remarks while speaking at a group study session of
the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee. He stressed resolute
adherence to the path of socialist rule of law with Chinese
characteristics and advancing the development of such a system.
reviewed the “historic achievements” made in advancing the rule of law
since the 18th CPC National Congress in 2012. The CPC Central Committee
established its Commission for Overall Law-based Governance and made a
series of major decisions on promoting law-based governance in all
fields, he noted.
As China embarks on a new journey to fully
build a modern socialist country, further efforts are needed to advance
the development of the system of socialist rule of law with Chinese
characteristics, he said.
Xi called for a people-centered
approach in developing such a system, stressing that the rule of law
should reflect people’s interests and wishes, protect their rights and
interests, and enhance their well-being.
Efforts should be made
to improve the mechanism to guarantee that everyone is equal before the
law, he stressed. China should also deepen reform in the field of the
rule of law so that people can feel fairness and justice in every legal
system, law enforcement decision and judicial case, he added.
he called for strengthening legislation relating to external affairs
and improving the system for the extraterritorial application of Chinese
laws. He underscored the importance of expanding law enforcement and
judicial cooperation in developing bilateral and multilateral relations,
calling for resolute efforts to safeguard China’s sovereignty, security
and development interests.