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China's top legislature schedules bi-monthly session

BEIJING, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- China's top legislature will convene its bi-monthly session from Oct. 31 to Nov. 7, according to a statement issued after a chairpersons' meeting Tuesday.

Attendees of Tuesday's meeting, which was chaired by Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), suggested that at the upcoming session of the 12th NPC Standing Committee, legislators would continue deliberating draft laws on the film industry and public cultural services, draft general rules for the civil code, draft amendments to the marine environment protection law and the law on private education, as well as draft revisions to the law on the Red Cross Society.

Legislators will also study and discuss proposals to review draft revisions to the law on small and medium-sized enterprises and the law on surveying and mapping, and to review the draft law on nuclear safety, among others.

Legislators will consider a number of reports, including those on the enforcement of the exit-entry law, and inspection of environmental protection law enforcement.

[ Editor: Zhang Zhou ]