The plan still needs to be approved by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, the country’s legislature that rubber stamps the ruling Communist Party’s decisions into law. China's President Xi Jinping. Photo: XinhuaThe plan still needs to be approved by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, the country’s legislature that rubber stamps the ruling Communist Party’s decisions into law. China's President Xi Jinping. Photo: Xinhua
The plan still needs to be approved by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, the country’s legislature that rubber stamps the ruling Communist Party’s decisions into law. China's President Xi Jinping. Photo: Xinhua

China mulls granting local governments greater autonomy to make their own laws

  • The National People’s Congress is considering delegating greater lawmaking power to provincial and even municipal legislatures
  • Chinese provinces and cities are demanding greater autonomy as nationwide rules often fail to fit local conditions

Topic |   China economy
The plan still needs to be approved by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, the country’s legislature that rubber stamps the ruling Communist Party’s decisions into law. China's President Xi Jinping. Photo: XinhuaThe plan still needs to be approved by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, the country’s legislature that rubber stamps the ruling Communist Party’s decisions into law. China's President Xi Jinping. Photo: Xinhua
The plan still needs to be approved by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, the country’s legislature that rubber stamps the ruling Communist Party’s decisions into law. China's President Xi Jinping. Photo: Xinhua
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