National Defense Law

National Defense Law of the People’s Republic of China
中华人民共和国国防法

[CURRENT TEXT: Chinese only]

(adopted and effective Mar. 14, 1997; amended and effective Aug. 27, 2009)

  • Status: Revision pending
  • Legislative Body (Vote): NPCSC (TBD)
  • Drafters & Submitters: State Council & Central Military Commission
  • Legislative Plans
    • Five-year: N/A
    • Annual: N/A
  • Legislative History & Texts
    • NPCSC deliberation – 1st round: October 2020 (Chinese only)
  • Legislative Records
    • Explanation (Oct. 13, 2020)
    • Report on Status of Revision (pending)
    • Report on Results of Deliberation (pending)
    • Report on Suggestions for Revision (pending)
    • Presidential Order (pending)
  • Press Conference: TBD

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