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10:01, June 27, 2012

China's top legislature discusses law drafts (2)
Lawmakers reviewed for the first time draft amendments to the Law Guaranteeing the Rights and Interests of Senior Citizens as China's ageing population gives this issue more prominence.

The proposed revision redefined the family's role in supporting seniors as an important part, instead of a main part, as per the current law. It also added more articles on social support for seniors, including social insurance and community support.

The draft law on exit and entry administration was submitted on Tuesday to the NPC Standing Committee for its third reading. The minimum stay for foreigners holding work certificates will be shortened to 90 days, while the period of validity for a residence certificate will range from 180 days to five years, under a draft law.

Legislators reviewed for the first time the draft amendment to the Law on Securities Investment Funds that would impose new regulations on the country's privately offered funds, a move aimed at preventing illegal fundraising and trading.

Other documents deliberated at the meeting included draft amendments to measures for the People's Liberation Army to elect deputies to legislatures above county level and the country's top legislature, as well as draft amendments to measures for selecting the chief executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region and forming its legislative council.

Lawmakers also heard a report on the enforcement of the anti-drug law and the country's anti-drug work from Meng Jianzhu, minister of public security.

The session also discussed a report on the enforcement of the Law on the Protection of Cultural Relics presented by inspection teams of the NPC Standing Committee.

Legislators furthermore deliberated on some personnel appointments and removals.
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