The NPC Standing Committee (NPCSC) is soliciting public comments on the following two bills through July 21, 2020:
All linked files are PDF documents in Chinese. English translations will be provided if and when available. The accompanying explanations of these drafts can be read here (PDF).
The draft Law on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region [香港特别行政区维护国家安全法] was reviewed together with those two bills last week, but were not released today. Since the NPCSC will meet again on Sunday and will likely adopt that Law, it seems all but certain that the NPCSC will not release a draft of the Law for public comments. We have summarized and analyzed an excerpted explanation of the bill here.
To submit comments online, please refer to this guide. The “Occupations” [职业] dropdown menu for the draft Veterans Support Law includes the following options: “veterans” [退役军人], “state organs and their employees” [国家机关及其工作人员], “public institutions, social groups, and their employees” [事业机关、社会团体及其工作人员], “state-owned enterprises and their employees” [国有企业及其工作人员], and “other” [其他]. That menu for the draft Rural Revitalization Promotion Law includes these options: “state organs and their employees” [国家机关及其工作人员], “public institutions, social groups, and their employees” [事业机关、社会团体及其工作人员], “farmers” [农民], “farmers’ enterprises” [农民企业], “specialized farmers’ cooperatives” [农民专业合作社], and “other” [其他].
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.