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.

NPC Calendar: February 2022

The 13th NPC Standing Committee (NPCSC) will convene for its 33rd session late this month. The Council of Chairpersons is expected to meet soon after the Lunar New Year holiday (which ends on February 7) to decide on the agenda and dates of the session. The NPCSC will mainly make preparations for the 2022 NPC session at its upcoming meeting, but is still likely to review one or two legislative bills. Possible candidates include:

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.