NPC Calendar: January 2022

The following laws take effect on January 1:

The NPC Standing Committee (NPCSC) is seeking public comments on the following bills through January 22:

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

NPC Calendar: December 2021 (Updated)

Update (Dec. 1, 2021): Our preview of this month’s NPCSC session is available here.

The 13th NPC Standing Committee will convene for its 32nd session from December 20 to 24. According to a preliminary agenda, it will review the following bills:

Our preview of the session is forthcoming.

NPC Calendar: November 2021

The Personal Information Protection Law [个人信息保护法] takes effect on November 1.

The NPC Standing Committee (NPCSC) is seeking public comments on the following bills through November 21:

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

NPC Calendar: October 2021

The revised Military Service Law [兵役法] takes effect on October 1.

The 13th NPC Standing Committee will convene for its 31st session from October 19 to 23. It will review the following bills:

For more information, please see this post.

NPC Calendar: September 2021

The following laws take effect on September 1:

The NPC Standing Committee (NPCSC) is seeking public comments on the following bills through September 18:

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

NPC Calendar: August 2021

The revised Military Facilities Protection Law [军事设施保护法] and the Law on the Protection of the Status, Rights, and Interests of Military Personnel [军人地位和权益保障法] take effect on August 1.

The 13th NPC Standing Committee will convene for its 30th session from August 17 to 20. It will review the following bills:

For more information, please see this post.

NPC Calendar: July 2021

A decision of the NPC Standing Committee (NPCSC) suspending certain statutory provisions in China’s free trade zones as part of a regulatory reform pilot (briefly discussed here) takes effect on July 1. The revised Administrative Penalties Law [行政处罚法] takes effect on July 15.

The NPCSC is soliciting public comments on the following bills through July 9:

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

NPC Calendar: June 2021

The following laws take effect on June 1:

The 13th NPC Standing Committee (NPCSC) will convene for its 29th session from June 7 to 10. It will review the following bills:

For more information, please see this post.

It is possible (though far from certain) that the NPCSC would meet for another session in late June.

NPC Calendar: May 2021

The revised Animal Epidemic Prevention Law [动物防疫法] takes effect on May 1.

The NPC Standing Committee (NPCSC) is seeking public comments on the following bills through May 28:

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

NPC Calendar: April 2021

The Biosecurity Law [生物安全法] takes effect on April 15.

The 13th NPC Standing Committee (NPCSC) is expected to convene for its 28th 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 will likely consider a draft resolution on carrying out the 8th five-year popularization of basic legal knowledge. The session may also review one or more of the following bills:

The NPCSC is expected to release its annual plans on legislative, oversight, and delegates work for 2021 after this month’s session.