NPCSC Amends Anti-Monopoly Law, Revises Sports Law & Adopts New Law to Protect Black Soil

A student performing a long jump at a Beijing school. Source: Unsplash.

The 13th NPC Standing Committee (NPCSC) concluded its 35th session on Friday, June 24, with the approval of four bills: amendments to the Anti-Monopoly Law [反垄断法] and the NPCSC Rules of Procedure [全国人民代表大会常务委员会议事规则], a revised Sports Law [体育法], and a new Black Soil Protection Law [黑土地保护法]. Below, we will first briefly discuss the Anti-Monopoly Law amendment before focusing on the new Sports Law and Black Soil Protection Law. We will leave the NPCSC’s updated procedural rules for a separate post.

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NPC Calendar: July 2022

The Stamp Tax Law [印花税法] (adopted on June 10, 2021) takes effect on July 1.

The NPC Standing Committee (NPCSC) is seeking public comments on the following bills through July 23:

The NPCSC will convene for its next regularly scheduled session in late August.

NPCSC Seeks Comments on Bills on Telecom Fraud, Yellow River Protection, Quality and Safety of Agricultural Products & Enforcement of Court Judgments

The NPC Standing Committee (NPCSC) is soliciting public comments on the following four bills through July 23, 2022:

Draft NameChinese TextExplanatory Document
Law Against Telecom and Online Fraud (2nd Draft)
Agricultural Products Quality and Safety Law (2nd Draft Revision)
Yellow River Protection Law (2nd Draft)
Civil Compulsory Enforcement Law (Draft)

English translations will be provided if and when available. All explanatory documents are in Chinese.

To submit comments online, please refer to this guide. 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:

北京市西城区前门西大街1号 邮编: 100805
No. 1 West Qianmen Avenue, Xicheng District, Beijing 100805

Please clearly write “<Draft Name in Chinese>征求意见” on the envelope.