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.

NPC Calendar: June 2022

The Wetlands Protection Law [湿地保护法] and the Law on the Prevention and Control of Noise Pollution [噪声污染防治法] (both adopted on Dec. 24, 2021) take effect on, respectively, June 1 and June 5.

The 13th NPC Standing Committee (NPCSC) will convene for its 35th session from June 21 to 24. It will review the following bills:

For more information, please see this post.

NPC Calendar: May 2022

The Anti–Organized Crime Law [反有组织犯罪法] (adopted Dec. 24, 2021) and the revised Vocational Education Law [职业教育法] (adopted Apr. 20, 2022) take effect on May 1.

The NPC Standing Committee (NPCSC) is soliciting public comments on the following draft laws through May 19:

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

NPC Calendar: April 2022

The 13th NPC Standing Committee (NPCSC) is expected to convene for its 34th session in late April. The Council of Chairpersons is expected to meet in mid-April to decide on the agenda and dates of the session. The session is expected to review the following bills:

  • draft Futures and Derivatives Law [期货和衍生品法];
  • draft revision to the Vocational Education Law [职业教育法];
  • draft plan for allocating seats in the 14th NPC among electoral units;
  • draft plan for allocating ethnic-minority seats in the 14th NPC among electoral units and minority groups; and
  • draft plan for selecting delegates who represent Taiwan in the 14th NPC.

For background information on the allocation of seats in the NPC, please see this post.

The session may also consider one or more of the following bills:

The NPCSC is expected to release its annual plans on legislative, oversight, and delegates work for 2022 after this month’s session.

NPC Calendar: March 2022

The following legislation takes effect on March 1:

The Decision on the System of Ranks for the Active-Duty Soldiers of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army [关于中国人民解放军现役士兵衔级制度的决定] (adopted Feb. 28, 2022) takes effect on March 31.

China’s 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) will convene for its fifth and final annual session on Saturday, March 5. The session’s tentative agenda includes the following items:

  • Deliberate the Government Work Report;
  • Deliberate work reports by the NPC Standing Committee, the Supreme People’s Court, and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate;
  • Review a report on the execution of the 2021 National Economic and Social Development Plan and on the draft 2022 National Economic and Social Development Plan; and review the draft 2022 National Economic and Social Development Plan;
  • Review a report on the execution of the 2021 Central and Local Budgets and on the draft 2022 Central and Local Budgets; and review the draft 2022 Central and Local Budgets;
  • Deliberate a draft amendment to the Organic Law of Local People’s Congresses at All Levels and Local People’s Governments at All Levels  [地方各级人民代表大会和地方各级人民政府组织法];
  • Deliberate a draft Decision on Issues Concerning the Quotas and Elections of Delegates to the 14th NPC [关于第十四届全国人民代表大会代表名额和选举问题的决定]; and
  • Deliberate two draft measures for electing delegates to the 14th NPC from Hong Kong and Macao, respectively.

On March 4, the NPC session will convene for a preparatory meeting to select members of the Presidium (an ad hoc body of around 170 members that will preside over the session) and to finalize the session’s agenda. The Presidium will then immediately meet to decide on the session’s daily schedule and designate a spokesperson. Shortly thereafter the session is expected to hold its first press conference.

Like its last two annual meetings, the NPC’s 2022 session will likely last seven days, to close on March 11. All reports and bills submitted for review are expected to be approved on the last day.