NPC spokesman outlines nation’s stance on key issues
China will continue to uphold the principle of peaceful development and will not threaten other nations with its military prowess.
China’s defense spending is actually still lower than that of other major countries, when looking at the defense budget’s share of GDP — national fiscal spending — in per capita terms.
A country’s national defense needs to be developed in step with its economy and serve national security and development interests.
China, sticking to its own path, will neither import other countries’ models nor export the Chinese model.
The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China pointed out that socialism with Chinese characteristics has entered a new era, and in this new era, China’s diplomacy aims to foster a new type of international relations and build a community of shared future for humankind.
China pursues peaceful development, and also an opening-up strategy for mutually beneficial outcomes.
China will speed up the implementation of property tax legislation and aims to fully introduce law-based taxation reform by 2020.
Accelerated efforts have been made to improve the draft of the property tax law and conduct debate on important issues.
Related authorities will endeavor to submit the draft property tax law as soon as possible.
The country has now issued six different tax laws related to enviThe ronmental protection, tobacco and vessel tonnage.
An additional three tax laws on farmland conversion, vehicle purchases, and resources are expected to be issued this year.
The NPC Standing Committee will continue to focus on environmental protection efforts and plans to issue laws on the prevention and handling of soil pollution, and amend the law on solid waste pollution.
The committee will also launch inspection tours to check the enforcement of the laws on air pollution and marine environmental protection.
The nation has made great progress in environmental protection since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in 2012, achievements that are both visible and remarkable.
Reform of China’s supervisory system is aimed at enhancing the Party’s unified leadership of anticorruption campaigns, and covers all State functionaries.
The reform is essential for China’s reform of political institutions.
Sharing offices and staff with Party disciplinary inspectors, supervisory commissions are anti-graft institutions with Chinese characteristics, while the draft supervision law, to be submitted for its third reading at the current NPC session, is an antigraft law.
The 12th NPC Standing Committee had attentively studied and incorporated opinions and suggestions from various sectors, while the draft supervision law has had two readings and has been published in order to solicit public opinion.