Update (September 13, 2017): China Law Translate has translated the draft revisions to the Law Against Unfair Competition (linked below).
After releasing the draft revisions to the People’s Court Organic Law and the People’s Procuratorates Organic Law for public comments on Monday, the NPCSC is now soliciting public opinions on three additional laws.
The comments period for the following two laws will end on September 24—i.e., it lasts only 20 days, which signals the NPCSC will almost certainly consider and pass the two bills at its next session in late October.
- Law Against Unfair Competition (Draft Revision) (English translation) 反不正当竞争法修订草案二次审议稿
- Standardization Law (Draft Revision) 标准化法修订草案二次审议稿
The comments period for the third draft law, Tobacco Leaf Tax Law (烟叶税法草案), will run till October 6. The tax rate is 20%.
Only PDF Chinese versions are available at this time. Officials explanations are included in the PDFs.
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Update (September 7, 2017): China Law Translate has translated the two draft laws. Links are available in the text below.
The NPC Standing Committee (NPCSC) is now seeking public comments on the following two draft laws from September 4 to October 3:
- People’s Courts Organic Law (Draft Revision) (English translation) (人民法院组织法修订草案)
- People’s Procuratorates Organic Law (Draft Revision) (English translation) (人民检察院组织法修订草案)
Officials explanations are included in the PDFs for Chinese versions.
The draft revision of the People’s Procuratorates Organic Law is identical to the version leaked a few days before, which we summarized in this post. The NPCSC has also posted an “authoritative explanation” (in Chinese) of the draft revisions.
To submit comments online, please refer to these instructions. The dropdown list for “Occupation” (职业) includes a new first item called “Judicial workers” (司法工作者); the original one is changed to “Employees of other state organs” (其他国家机关工作人员).
Comments can also be mailed to the NPCSC Legislative Affairs Commission (全国人大常委会法制工作委员会) at the following address:
Chinese: 北京市西城区前门西大街1号 邮编：100805
English: No. 1 West Qianmen Avenue, Xicheng District, Beijing 100805
Please clearly write “[BILL NAME IN CHINESE]征求意见” on the envelope.
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