China's top legislature to establish ten more outreach offices-Xinhua

China's top legislature to establish ten more outreach offices

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2022-08-26 20:51:00

BEIJING, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- The Legislative Affairs Commission of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC) will establish ten more local legislative outreach offices to improve platforms and vehicles through which the general public can express opinions, according to a legislative spokesperson on Friday.

The new offices will be located in 10 provincial-level regions, including Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Liaoning, Jilin, Heilongjiang, Yunnan, and Tibet, said Yang Heqing, a spokesperson for the Legislative Affairs Commission of the NPC Standing Committee, at a press conference.

Together with the 22 local legislative outreach offices already set up by the commission since July 2015, the legislative outreach offices will cover 31 provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities in China.

The top legislature's move has inspired standing committees of provincial and municipal people's congresses to establish more than 4,700 legislative outreach offices of their own, making it more convenient for the public to reach lawmakers and contribute their wisdom to legislation.