NPCSC Seeks Public Comment on 13 Bills: Foreign Sovereign Immunity, Foreign Relations, Counterespionage, Lawmaking Reform, Charity Regulation, Financial Stability, Foreign-Related Litigation & More

The NPC Standing Committee (NPCSC) is soliciting public comments on the following 13 bills through January 28, 2023:

Draft NameChinese TextExplanatory Document
Legislation Law (2nd Draft Amendment)
立法法修正草案二次审议稿
PDF · Δ
(English Δ)
PDF
Company Law (2nd Draft Revision)
公司法修订草案二次审议稿
PDFPDF
Counterespionage Law (2nd Draft Revision)
反间谍法修订草案二次审议稿
PDF · Δ
($ English)
PDF
Qinghai–Tibet Plateau Ecological Conservation Law (2nd Draft)
青藏高原生态保护法草案二次审议稿
PDFPDF
Marine Environmental Protection Law (Draft Revision)
海洋环境保护法修订草案
PDFPDF
Rural Collective Economic Organizations Law (Draft)
农村集体经济组织法草案
PDFPDF
Charity Law (Draft Revision)
慈善法修订草案
PDF · ΔPDF
Value-Added Tax Law (Draft)
增值税法草案
PDF ΔPDF
Financial Stability Law (Draft)
金融稳定法草案
PDFPDF
Foreign Sovereign Immunity Law (Draft)
外国国家豁免法草案
PDF
($ English)
PDF
Civil Procedure Law (Draft Amendment)
民事诉讼法修正草案
PDF · ΔPDF
Administrative Litigation Law (Draft Amendment)
行政诉讼法修正草案
PDF · ΔPDF
Foreign Relations Law (Draft)
对外关系法草案
PDFPDF

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 are using a desktop browser (this does not work on a phone or a tablet).

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NPCSC Seeks Public Comments on Bills on Lawmaking Reforms, Accessibility, Administrative Reconsideration & Military Reservists

The NPC Standing Committee (NPCSC) is soliciting public comments on the following four bills through November 29, 2022:

Draft NameChinese TextExplanatory Document
Legislation Law (Draft Amendment)
立法法修正草案
PDF Δ
(English)
PDF
Barrier-Free Environments Development Law (Draft)
无障碍环境建设法草案
PDFPDF
Administrative Reconsideration Law (Draft Revision)
行政复议法修订草案
PDF ΔPDF
Reservists Law (Draft)
预备役人员法草案
PDFPDF

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.

Update (Oct. 31, 2022): A prior version of this post noted that the NPCSC’s online public consultation system was requiring users to provide a name. That requirement no longer exists.

NPCSC Releases Wildlife and Tibetan Plateau Legislation for Public Comments, But Withholds Draft Counterespionage Law

The NPC Standing Committee (NPCSC) is soliciting public comments on the following bills through October 1, 2022:

Draft NameChinese TextExplanatory Document
Wild Animals Protection Law (2nd Draft Revision)
野生动物保护法修订草案二次审议稿
PDF
(English)
PDF
Qinghai–Tibet Plateau Ecological Conservation Law (Draft)
青藏高原生态保护法草案
PDFPDF

English translations will be provided if and when available. All explanatory documents are in Chinese. The NPCSC also reviewed a draft revision to the Counterespionage Law [反间谍法] at this week’s session, but did not release it for public comments today.

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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)
反电信网络诈骗法草案二次审议稿
PDFPDF
Agricultural Products Quality and Safety Law (2nd Draft Revision)
农产品质量安全法修订草案二次审议稿
PDFPDF
Yellow River Protection Law (2nd Draft)
黄河保护法草案二次审议稿
PDFPDF
Civil Compulsory Enforcement Law (Draft)
民事强制执行法草案
PDFPDF

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.

NPCSC Seeks Public Comments on Draft Revisions to Women’s Rights and Interests Protection Law & Sports Law, Draft Black Soil Protection Law

The NPC Standing Committee (NPCSC) is soliciting public comments on the following three bills through May 19, 2022:

Draft NameChinese TextExplanatory Document
Sports Law (2nd Draft Revision)
体育法修订草案二次审议稿
PDFPDF
Black Soil Protection Law (2nd Draft)
黑土地保护法草案二次审议稿
PDFPDF
Women’s Rights and Interests Protection Law (2nd Draft Revision)
妇女权益保障法修订草案二次审议稿
PDF (English)
(Comparison Charts: Chinese, English)
PDF

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.

NPCSC Seeks Public Comments on Bills on Women’s Rights, Emergency Management, Companies, NPCSC Rules of Procedure & More

The NPC Standing Committee (NPCSC) is soliciting public comments on the following eight bills through January 22, 2022:

Draft NameChinese TextExplanatory Document
Organic Law of Local People’s Congresses at All Levels and Local People’s Governments at All Levels (2nd Draft Amendment)
地方各级人民代表大会和地方各级人民政府组织法修正草案二次审议稿
PDFΔPDF
Vocational Education Law (2nd Draft Revision)
职业教育法修订草案二次审议稿
PDFPDF
Company Law (Draft Revision)
公司法修订草案
PDFΔPDF
NPCSC Rules of Procedure (Draft Amendment)
全国人民代表大会常务委员会议事规则修正草案
PDFΔ
($ English)
PDF
Black Soil Protection Law (Draft)
黑土地保护法草案
PDFPDF
Women’s Rights and Interests Protection Law (Draft Revision)
妇女权益保障法修订草案
PDF
($ English)
PDF
Yellow River Protection Law (Draft)
黄河保护法草案
PDFPDF
Emergency Response and Management Law (Draft)
(i.e., revision to the Emergency Response Law)
突发事件应对管理法草案
PDFΔPDF

English translations will be provided if and when available. All explanatory documents are in Chinese. The symbol “Δ” means that a file includes a chart comparing the latest draft amendment or revision with the current law or a prior draft.

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.

NPCSC Seeks Public Comments on Bills on Anti-Monopoly, Telecom Fraud, Organization of Local People’s Congresses and Governments, Sports, Futures and Derivatives & More

The NPC Standing Committee (NPCSC) is soliciting public comments on the following nine bills through November 21, 2021:

Draft NameChinese TextExplanatory Document
Wetlands Protection Law (2nd Draft)
湿地保护法草案二次审议稿
PDFPDF
Futures and Derivatives Law (2nd Draft)
期货和衍生品法草案二次审议稿
PDFPDF
Law Against Telecommunication Network Fraud (Draft)
反电信网络诈骗法草案
PDFPDF
Organic Law of Local People’s Congresses at All Levels and Local People’s Governments at All Levels (Draft Amendment)
地方各级人民代表大会和地方各级人民政府组织法修正草案
PDFΔPDF
Animal Husbandry Law (Draft Revision)
畜牧法修订草案
PDFΔPDF
Sports Law (Draft Revision)
体育法修订草案
PDFΔPDF
Anti-Monopoly Law (Draft Amendment)
反垄断法修正草案
PDFΔPDF
Agricultural Products Quality and Safety Law (Draft Revision)
农产品质量安全法修订草案
PDFΔPDF
Civil Procedure Law (Draft Amendment)
民事诉讼法修正草案
PDFΔ
($ English)
PDF

English translations will be provided if and when available. All explanatory documents are in Chinese. The symbol “Δ” means that a file includes a chart comparing the draft amendment or revision with the current law.

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.

NPCSC Seeks Public Comments on Bills on Organized Crime, Family Education, Land Borders, Innovation Policy, Noise Pollution & Plant Variety Protection

The NPC Standing Committee (NPCSC) is soliciting public comments on the following six bills through September 18, 2021:

Draft NameChinese TextExplanatory Document
Anti–Organized Crime Law (2nd Draft)
反有组织犯罪法二次审议稿
PDF
(English)
PDF
Family Education Promotion Law (2nd Draft)
家庭教育促进法二次审议稿
PDFPDF
Land Borders Law (2nd Draft)
陆地国界法二次审议稿
PDFPDF
Scientific and Technological Progress Law (Draft Revision)
科学技术进步法修订草案
PDFPDF
Law on the Prevention and Control of Noise Pollution (Draft)
(i.e., revision to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Environmental Noise Pollution)
噪音污染防治法草案
PDFPDF
Seed Law (Draft Amendment)
种子法修正草案
PDFPDF

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.

NPCSC Seeks Public Comments on Draft Legal Aid Law, Physicians Law, Vocational Education Law Revision & Audit Law Amendment

The NPC Standing Committee (NPCSC) is soliciting public comments on the following four bills through July 9, 2021:

Draft NameChinese TextExplanatory Document
Legal Aid Law (2nd Draft)
法律援助法草案二次审议稿
PDF
(English)
PDF
Physicians Law (2nd Draft)
(i.e., revision to the Licensed Physicians Law)
医师法草案二次审议稿
PDFPDF
Vocational Education Law (Draft Revision)
职业教育法修订草案
PDFPDF
Audit Law (Draft Amendment)
审计法修正草案
PDFPDF

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.

NPCSC Seeks Public Comments on Bills on Data Security, Personal Information Protection, Hainan Free Trade Port, Military Personnel Protection & Futures

The NPC Standing Committee (NPCSC) is soliciting public comments on the following six bills through May 28, 2021:

Draft NameChinese TextExplanatory Document
Data Security Law (2nd Draft)
数据安全法草案二次审议稿
PDF
English)
PDF
Personal Information Protection Law (2nd Draft)
个人信息保护法草案二次审议稿
PDF
(English: China Law Translate; DigiChina)
PDF
Hainan Free Trade Port Law (2nd Draft)
海南自由贸易港法草案二次审议稿
PDFPDF
Supervision Officials Law (2nd Draft)
监察官法草案二次审议稿
PDF
(English)
N/A
Law on the Protection of the Status, Rights, and Interests of Military Personnel (2nd Draft Amendment)
军人地位和权益保障法草案二次审议稿
PDFPDF
Futures Law (Draft)
期货法草案
PDFPDF

English translations will be provided if and when available. All explanatory documents are in Chinese. The NPCSC also reviewed a draft Land Borders Law [陆地国界法], but did not also release it for public comments today.

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.