For an overview of key proposed changes to the Charity Law and the Law on the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases, please see this issue of our newsletter.
China’s national legislature, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPCSC), is soliciting public comment on the following six bills through November 23, 2023. The NPCSC also reviewed a draft Tariff Law [关税法] at its latest session, but did not release it for public comment today.
|Draft Name||Chinese Text||Explanatory Document|
|Law on Ensuring Food Security (2nd Draft)|
|Charity Law (Draft Amendment)|
| State Council Organic Law (Draft Revision)|
|Law on Guarding State Secrets (Draft Revision)|
|Law on the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Draft Revision)|
|Cultural Relics Protection Law (Draft Revision)|
English translations will be provided if and when available. All explanatory documents are in Chinese and compiled in a single PDF; the links above will take you to the corresponding pages in the PDF only if you use a desktop browser—this does not work on a phone or a tablet.
To submit comment online, please refer to this guide. The “职业” (Occupations) dropdown menu for the draft amendment to the Charity Law includes these non-default options: “国家机关及其工作人员” (state organs and their employees); “慈善组织及其工作人员” (charitable organizations and their employees); “信托公司及其工作人员” (trust companies and their employees); “其他慈善相关从业人员” (other persons engaged in charity-related activities); “捐赠人” (donors); “受益人” (beneficiaries); and “其他” (other).
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
1 West Qianmen Avenue, Xicheng District, Beijing 100805
Please clearly write “<Draft Name in Chinese>征求意见” on the envelope.