Chinese lawmakers' proposals, suggestions handled by legislature

December 27, 2012 11:32 am 

BEIJING, Dec. 27 — Proposals and suggestions put forth by lawmakers during the parliament's annual session in March have all been properly handled, according to official reports delivered Wednesday to the top legislature.

During the fifth session of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC)held in March, lawmakers across the country gave a total of 8,189 suggestions.

Nearly 79 percent of the problems referred to in the suggestions have been resolved and the lawmakers have received responses about their concerns, according to a report delivered by He Yehui, vice general-secretary of the NPC Standing Committee, to the ongoing bimonthly session of the top legislature.

Most of the lawmakers are satisfied with the way their suggestions were handled, He said.

Regarding a suggestion tabled by lawmakers from Tibet on constructing a water conservancy project in Shigatse, the NPC agriculture committee has organized field research for the project and helped the project get approval, He said.

The project has central investment of 5 billion yuan (800 million U.S. dollars) and is expected to increase rural incomes and improve the environment in Shigatse.

Lawmakers made 489 proposals during the March session, all of which have been deliberated by NPC committees.

The heads of the committees submitted their deliberation results to the top legislature for review at Wednesday's session, which was attended by Wu Bangguo, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee.

Lawmakers on Wednesday said more efforts were needed to improve and protect arable land.

They also voiced overwhelming support for a separate court system dedicated to cases involving intellectual property rights (IPR), an idea introduced in a Tuesday report delivered by Chief Justice Wang Shengjun.

A report on the implementation of the Agriculture Law was also deliberated at the session. (PNA/Xinhua)

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