The Anhui delegation to the third session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) held a panel discussion on Monday to deliberate on a draft civil code and a draft NPC decision on the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).
Li Jinbin, Party chief of Anhui province and head of the delegation, attended the panel discussion, together with deputy heads - Li Guoying, Deng Xiangyang, Liu Hui, Shen Suli, Xie Guangxiang and Wang Cuifeng.
The compilation of the civil code is of great significance to improving the socialist legal system with Chinese characteristics, advancing the modernization of China’s system and capacity for governance, safeguarding the fundamental interests of Chinese people, and promoting social equality and justice, the deputies noted.
The draft civil code is relatively mature as various opinions and suggestions have been sought in compiling it, they said.
The deputies called for intensified efforts to popularize and enforce the civil code once it is passed at the annual session of the national legislature.
Since Hong Kong's return to the motherland, the practice of "one country, two systems" has been proven to be an unprecedented success, they noted.
Among new risks and challenges the region faces, a risk to national security is the most conspicuous currently, they added.
To establish and improve at the state level the legal system and enforcement mechanisms for the HKSAR is to safeguard national security and make steady progress in the “one country, two systems” cause, they said.