The NPC Standing Committee (NPCSC) is soliciting public comments on the following six bills through November 19, 2020:
|Draft Name||Chinese Text||Explanatory Document|
|Yangtze River Protection Law (2nd Draft)|
|Criminal Law Amendment (XI) (2nd Draft)|
|Administrative Penalties Law (2nd Draft Revision)|
|Personal Information Protection Law (Draft)|
|National Defense Law (Draft Revision)|
|Wild Animals Protection Law (Draft Revision)|
English translations will be provided if and when available. All explanatory documents are in Chinese. The NPCSC also reviewed a second draft of the Veterans Support Law [退役军人保障法] and a draft Coast Guard Law [海警法] at last week’s session, but did not also release them for public comments today.
To submit comments online, please refer to this guide. The “Occupations” [职业] dropdown menu for the following three laws includes non-default options:
- Administrative Penalties Law revision: “governmental organs and their employees” [政府机关及其工作人员]; “local people’s congresses and their employees” [地方人大机关及其工作人员]; “other state organs and their employees” [其他国家机关及其工作人员]; “lawyers” [律师]; “experts and scholars” [专家学者]; “businesses and their employees” [企业及从业人员]; and “others” [其他].
- National Defense Law revision: “state organs and their employees” [国家机关及其工作人员], “servicemembers in active duty” [现役军人], “veterans” [退役军人], “teaching and research personnel” [教学科研人员], and “other” [其他].
- Wild Animals Protection Law revision: “state organs and their employees” [国家机关及其工作人员], “public institutions or social groups and their employees” [事业单位、社会团体及其工作人员], “environmental workers” [环保工作者], “wildlife farmers” [野生动物养殖户]; “non-governmental institutions” [非政府组织], 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 “<Draft Name in Chinese>征求意见” on the envelope.