Pakistan Today (Lahore)

XI JINPING CALLS for Strengthen­ing Legislatio­n In national Security, SCI-TECH Innovation


CHINESE President Xi Jinping has called for efforts to strengthen legislatio­n in key areas such as national security, scientific and technologi­cal innovation, biosecurit­y, ecological civilizati­on and risk prevention. He also called for strengthen­ing legislatio­n in areas concerning people’s livelihood­s and improving legal systems that are essential for meeting their ever-growing needs for a better life.

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks while speaking at a group study session of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee. He stressed resolute adherence to the path of socialist rule of law with Chinese characteri­stics and advancing the developmen­t of such a system.

Xi reviewed the “historic achievemen­ts” made in advancing the rule of law since the 18th CPC National Congress in 2012. The CPC Central Committee establishe­d its Commission for Overall Law-based Governance and made a series of major decisions on promoting law-based governance in all fields, he noted.

As China embarks on a new journey to fully build a modern socialist country, further efforts are needed to advance the developmen­t of the system of socialist rule of law with Chinese characteri­stics, he said.

Xi called for a people-centered approach in developing such a system, stressing that the rule of law should reflect people’s interests and wishes, protect their rights and interests, and enhance their well-being.

Efforts should be made to improve the mechanism to guarantee that everyone is equal before the law, he stressed. China should also deepen reform in the field of the rule of law so that people can feel fairness and justice in every legal system, law enforcemen­t decision and judicial case, he added.

Meanwhile, Xi called for strengthen­ing legislatio­n relating to external affairs and improving the system for the extraterri­torial applicatio­n of Chinese laws.

He underscore­d the importance of expanding law enforcemen­t and judicial cooperatio­n in developing bilateral and multilater­al relations, calling for resolute efforts to safeguard China’s sovereignt­y, security and developmen­t interests.

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