Public Consultations: NPC Standing Committee

This page archives all public consultations conducted by the NPC Standing Committee since the start of the 13th NPC in March 2018, listed reverse-chronologically below. The newest version of a bill that is still pending is marked with an orange triangle (), and any prior version with a red triangle (). Bills without these markers have been passed. The symbol “Δ” means that a document includes a chart comparing the draft (typically an amendment or a revision) with the current law or a prior draft. Any English translations of the drafts are linked to on the respective bill pages.

Unless otherwise indicated, each consultation period ran within the corresponding year. To submit comments, please refer to this guide and posts announcing public consultations.


2021

December

BillDraft #Consultation PeriodTextExplanatory DocumentPending
Organic Law of Local People’s Congresses at All Levels and Local People’s Governments at All Levels (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)
2nd12/24 – 1/22/2022PDFΔPDF
Vocational Education Law (Revision)
职业教育法(修订)
2nd12/24 – 1/22/2022PDFPDF
Company Law (Revision)
公司法(修订)
1st12/24 – 1/22/2022PDFΔPDF
NPCSC Rules of Procedure (Amendment)
全国人民代表大会常务委员会议事规则(修正)
1st12/24 – 1/22/2022PDFΔPDF
Black Soil Protection Law
黑土地保护法
1st12/24 – 1/22/2022PDFPDF
Women’s Rights and Interests Protection Law (Revision)
妇女权益保障法(修订)
1st12/24 – 1/22/2022PDFPDF
Yellow River Protection Law
黄河保护法
1st12/24 – 1/22/2022PDFPDF
Emergency Response and Management Law
(i.e., revision to the Emergency Response Law)
突发事件应对管理法
1st12/24 – 1/22/2022PDFΔPDF

October

BillDraft #Consultation PeriodTextExplanatory Doc.Pending
Wetlands Protection Law
湿地保护法
2nd10/23 – 11/21PDFPDF
Futures and Derivatives Law
期货和衍生品法
2nd10/23 – 11/21PDFPDF
Law Against Telecommunication Network Fraud
反电信网络诈骗法
1st10/23 – 11/21PDFPDF
Organic Law of Local People’s Congresses at All Levels and Local People’s Governments at All Levels (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)
1st10/23 – 11/21PDFΔPDF
Animal Husbandry Law (Revision)
畜牧法(修订)
1st10/23 – 11/21PDFΔPDF
Sports Law (Revision)
体育法(修订)
1st10/23 – 11/21PDFΔPDF
Anti-Monopoly Law (Amendment)
反垄断法(修正)
1st10/23 – 11/21PDFΔPDF
Agricultural Products Quality and Safety Law (Revision)
农产品质量安全法(修订)
1st10/23 – 11/21PDFΔPDF
Civil Procedure Law (Draft Amendment)
民事诉讼法(修正)
1st10/23 – 11/21PDFΔPDF

August

BillDraft #Consultation PeriodTextExplanatory Doc.
Anti–Organized Crime Law
反有组织犯罪法
2nd8/20 – 9/18PDFPDF
Family Education Promotion Law
家庭教育促进法
2nd8/20 – 9/18PDFPDF
Land Borders Law
陆地国界法
2nd8/20 – 9/18PDFPDF
Scientific and Technological Progress Law (Revision)
科学技术进步法(修订)
1st8/20 – 9/18PDFPDF
Law on the Prevention and Control of Noise Pollution
(i.e.
, revision to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Environmental Noise Pollution)
噪音污染防治法
1st8/20 – 9/18PDFPDF
Seed Law (Amendment)
种子法(修正)
1st8/20 – 9/18PDFΔPDF

June

BillDraft #Consultation PeriodTextExplanatory Doc.Pending
Legal Aid Law
法律援助法
2nd6/10 – 7/9PDFPDF
Physicians Law
(i.e., revision to the Licensed Physicians Law)
医师法
2nd6/10 – 7/9PDFPDF
Vocational Education Law (Revision)
职业教育法(修订)
1st6/10 – 7/9PDFΔPDF
Audit Law (Amendment)
审计法(修正)
1st6/10 – 7/9PDFΔPDF

April

BillDraft #Consultation PeriodTextExplanatory Doc.Pending
Data Security Law
数据安全法
2nd4/29 – 5/28PDFPDF
Personal Information Protection Law
个人信息保护法
2nd4/29 – 5/28PDFPDF
Hainan Free Trade Port Law
海南自由贸易港法
2nd4/29 – 5/28PDFPDF
Supervision Officials Law
监察官法
2nd4/29 – 5/28PDFN/A
Law on the Protection of the Status, Rights, and Interests of Military Personnel
军人地位和权益保障法
2nd4/29 – 5/28PDFPDF
Futures Law
期货法
1st4/29 – 5/28PDFPDF

January / February

BillDraft #Consultation PeriodTextExplanatory Doc.
Stamp Tax Law
印花税法
1st2/28 – 3/29PDFΔPDF
Legal Aid Law
法律援助法
1st1/27 – 2/25PDFPDF
Military Service Law (Revision)
兵役法(修订)
1st1/27 – 2/25PDFPDF
Physicians Law
(i.e., revision to the Licensed Physicians Law)
医师法
1st1/27 – 2/25PDFPDF
Wetlands Protection Law
湿地保护法
1st1/27 – 2/25PDFPDF
Family Education Law
家庭教育法
1st1/27 – 2/25PDFPDF
Workplace Safety Law (Amendment)
安全生产法(修正)
1st1/27 – 2/25PDFΔPDF
Education Law (Amendment)
教育法(修正)
1st1/27 – 2/25PDFΔPDF

2020

December

BillDraft #Consultation PeriodTextExplanatory Doc.
National People’s Congress Organic Law (Amendment)
全国人民代表大会组织法(修正)
2nd12/31 – 1/29/2021PDFΔPDF
National People’s Congress Rules of Procedure (Amendment)
全国人民代表大会议事规则(修正)
2nd12/31 – 1/29/2021PDFΔPDF
Rural Revitalization Promotion Law
乡村振兴促进法
2nd12/31 – 1/29/2021PDFPDF
Hainan Free Trade Port Law
海南自由贸易港法
1st12/31 – 1/29/2021PDFPDF
Anti–Organized Crime Law
反有组织犯罪法
1st12/31 – 1/29/2021PDFPDF
Anti–Food Waste Law
反食品浪费法
1st12/31 – 1/29/2021PDFPDF
Law on the Protection of the Status, Rights, and Interests of Military Personnel
军人地位和权益保障法
1st12/31 – 1/29/2021PDFPDF
Maritime Traffic Safety Law (Revision)
海上交通安全法(修订)
1st12/31 – 1/29/2021PDFPDF
Military Facilities Protection Law (Revision)
军事设施保护法(修订)
1st12/31 – 1/29/2021PDFΔPDF

October / November

BillDraft #Consultation PeriodTextExplanatory Doc.Pending
Coast Guard Law
海警法
1st11/4 – 12/3PDFPDF
Yangtze River Protection Law
长江保护法
2nd10/21 – 11/19PDFPDF
Criminal Law Amendment (XI)
刑法修正案(十一)
2nd10/21 – 11/19PDFPDF
Administrative Penalties Law (Revision)
行政处罚法(修订)
2nd10/21 – 11/19PDFPDF
Personal Information Protection Law
个人信息保护法
1st10/21 – 11/19PDFPDF
National Defense Law (Revision)
国防法(修订)
1st10/21 – 11/19PDFΔPDF
Wild Animals Protection Law (Revision)
野生动物保护法(修订)
1st10/21 – 11/19PDFΔPDF

August

BillDraft #Consultation PeriodText
Copyright Law (Amendment)
著作权法(修正)
2nd8/17 – 9/30PDFΔ
Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Law (Revision)
预防未成年人犯罪法(修订)
2nd8/17 – 9/30PDF
Animal Epidemic Prevention Law (Revision)
动物防疫法(修订)
2nd8/17 – 9/30PDF
National Flag Law (Amendment)
国歌法(修正)
1st8/17 – 9/30PDFΔ
National Emblem Law (Amendment)
国徽法(修正)
1st8/17 – 9/30PDFΔ
NPC Organic Law (Amendment)
全国人民代表大会组织法(修正)
1st8/17 – 9/30PDFΔ
NPC Rules of Procedure (Amendment)
全国人民代表大会议事规则(修正)
1st8/17 – 9/30PDFΔ

June / July

BillDraft #Consultation PeriodText
Export Control Law
出口管制法
2nd7/3 – 8/16PDF
Criminal Law Amendment (XI)
刑法修正案(十一)
1st7/3 – 8/16PDF
Administrative Penalties Law (Revision)
行政处罚法(修订)
1st7/3 – 8/16PDF
Data Security Law
数据安全法
1st7/3 – 8/16PDF
Veterans Support Law
退役军人保障法
1st7/3 – 8/16PDF
Rural Revitalization Promotion Law
乡村振兴促进法
1st7/3 – 8/16PDF
Patent Law (Amendment)
专利法(修正)
2nd6/22 – 7/21PDFΔ
Minors Protection Law (Revision)
未成年人保护法(修订)
2nd6/22 – 7/21PDF

April

BillDraft #Consultation PeriodText
Law on Governmental Sanctions for Public Employees
公职人员政务处分法
2nd4/30 – 6/15PDF
Biosecurity Law
生物安全法
2nd4/30 – 6/15PDF
Animal Epidemic Prevention Law (Revision)
动物防疫法(修订)
1st4/30 – 6/15PDF
Copyright Law (Amendment)
著作权法(修正)
1st4/30 – 6/15PDFΔ
People’s Armed Police Law (Revision)
人民武装警察法
1st4/30 – 6/15PDF

2019

December

BillDraft #Consultation PeriodText
Civil Code
民法典
1st12/28 – 1/26/2020PDF
Export Control Law
出口管制法
1st12/28 – 1/26/2020PDF
Deed Tax Law
契税法
1st12/28 – 1/26/2020PDF
Urban Maintenance and Construction Tax Law
城市维护建设税法
1st12/28 – 1/26/2020PDF
Yangtze River Protection Law
长江保护法
1st12/28 – 1/26/2020PDF
Law on the Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Solid Waste (Revision)
固体废物污染环境防治法(修订)
2nd12/28 – 1/26/2020PDF

October

BillDraft #Consultation PeriodText
Law on Governmental Sanctions for Public Employees
公职人员政务处分法
1st10/8 – 11/6PDF
Civil Code Part on Marriage and Family
民法典婚姻家庭编
3rd10/31 – 11/29PDF
Community Corrections Law
社区矫正法
2nd10/31 – 11/29PDF
Forest Law (Revision)
森林法(修订)
2nd10/31 – 11/29PDF
Archives Law (Revision)
档案法(修订)
1st10/31 – 11/29PDFΔ
Minors Protection Law (Revision)
未成年人保护法(修订)
1st10/31 – 11/29PDFΔ
Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Law (Revision)
预防未成年人犯罪法(修订)
1st10/31 – 11/29PDFΔ

August

BillDraft #Consultation PeriodText
Civil Code Part on Personality Rights
民法典人格权编
3rd8/28 – 9/26PDF
Civil Code Part on Tort Liability
民法典侵权责任编
3rd8/28 – 9/26PDF
Basic Healthcare and Health Promotion Law
基本医疗卫生与健康促进法
3rd8/28 – 9/26PDF

July

BillDraft #Consultation PeriodText
Land Management Law & Urban Real Estate Administration Law (Amendment)
土地管理法、城市房地产管理法(修正)
2nd7/5 – 8/3PDF
Civil Code Part on Marriage and Family
民法典婚姻家庭编
2nd7/5 – 8/3PDF
Civil Code Part on Inheritance
民法典继承编
2nd7/5 – 8/3PDF
Forest Law (Revision)
森林法(修订)
1st7/5 – 8/3PDF
Law on the Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Solid Waste (Revision)
固体废物污染环境防治法(修订)
1st7/5 – 8/3PDF
Community Corrections Law
社区矫正法
1st7/5 – 8/3PDF
Cryptography Law
密码法
1st7/5 – 9/2PDF

April

BillDraft #Consultation PeriodText
Part on Personality Rights of the Civil Code
民法典人格权编
2nd4/26 – 5/25PDF
Part on Property of the Civil Code
民法典物权编
2nd4/26 – 5/25PDF
Drug Administration Law (Revision)
药品管理法(修订)
1st4/26 – 5/25PDF
Securities Law (Revision)
证券法(修订)
3rd4/26 – 5/25PDF
Vaccine Administration Law
疫苗管理法
1st4/26 – 5/25PDF

January

BillDraft #Consultation PeriodText
Part on Contracts of the Civil Code
民法典合同编
2nd1/4 – 2/3PDF
Part on Tort Liability of the Civil Code
民法典侵权责任编
2nd1/4 – 2/3PDF
Judges Law (Revision)
法官法(修订)
2nd1/4 – 2/3PDF
Land Management Law & Urban Real Estate Administration Law (Amendment)
土地管理法、城市房地产管理法(修正)
1st1/4 – 2/3PDF
Patent Law (Amendment)
专利法(修正)
1st1/4 – 2/3PDF
Procurators Law (Revision)
检察官法(修订)
2nd1/4 – 2/3PDF
Resource Tax Law
资源税法
1st1/4 – 2/3PDFΔ
Vaccine Administration Law
疫苗管理法
1st1/4 – 2/3PDF

2018

December

BillDraft #Consultation PeriodText
Foreign Investment Law
外商投资法
1st12/26 – 2/24/2019PDF

November

BillDraft #Consultation PeriodText
Basic Healthcare and Health Promotion Law
基本医疗卫生与健康促进法
2nd11/1 – 12/1PDF
Civil Servants Law (Revision)
公务员法(修订)
1st11/1 – 12/1PDF
Drug Administration Law (Amendment)
药品管理法(修正)
1st11/1 – 12/1PDF
Rural Land Contracting Law (Amendment)
农村土地承包法(修正)
2nd11/1 – 12/1PDF

September

BillDraft #Consultation PeriodText
Separate Parts of the Civil Code
民法典各分编
1st9/5 – 11/3PDF
Criminal Procedure Law (Amendment)
刑事诉讼法(修正)
2nd9/5 – 10/4PDFΔ
Vehicle Acquisition Tax Law
车辆购置税法
1st9/5 – 10/4PDFΔ
Farmland Occupancy Tax Law
耕地占用税法
1st9/5 – 10/4PDFΔ
Regulations on Fire and Rescue Ranks of Integrated Fire and Rescue Teams
综合性消防救援队伍消防救援衔条例
1st9/5 – 10/4PDF

June

BillDraft #Consultation PeriodText
E-Commerce Law
电子商务法
3rd6/29 – 7/28PDF
Individual Income Tax Law (Amendment)
个人所得税法(修正)
1st6/29 – 7/28PDF
People’s Courts Organic Law (Revision)
人民法院组织法(修订)
2nd6/29 – 7/28PDF
People’s Procuratorates Organic Law (Revision)
人民检察院组织法(修订)
2nd6/29 – 7/28PDF

April

BillDraft #Consultation PeriodText
Criminal Procedure Law (Amendment)
刑事诉讼法(修正)
1st5/9 – 6/7PDF