BEIJING, March 18 (Xinhua) -- The following is the full text of the Report on the Work of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), which was delivered by Chairman Wu Bangguo of the NPC Standing Committee on March 10, 2011 for review at the Fourth Session of the 11th NPC and adopted on March 14, 2011:
REPORT ON THE WORK OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE OF THE NATIONAL PEOPLE'S CONGRESS
Delivered at the Fourth Session of the Eleventh National People's Congress on March 10, 2011
Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress
On behalf of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), I now present this report on its work for your deliberation and approval.
Major Work of 2010
In 2010, faced with complex international and domestic environments, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) with Comrade Hu Jintao as General Secretary united with and led the people of all our country's ethnic groups in working as one; breaking new ground; forging ahead; successfully reaching the targets and accomplishing tasks set forth in the Eleventh Five-Year Plan; effectively consolidating and expanding the achievements made in responding to the impact of the global financial crisis; making a Herculean effort to triumph over major natural disasters such as the strong Yushu earthquake in Qinghai Province and the major Zhugqu mudslide in Gansu Province; successfully hosting the Shanghai World Expo and the Guangzhou Asian Games; and making significant fresh progress in socialist economic, political, cultural, social and ecological development, thereby laying a solid foundation for economic and social development during the Twelfth Five-Year Plan period.
Over the past year, the NPC Standing Committee adhered to Deng Xiaoping Theory and the important thought of Three Represents as its guide; thoroughly applied the Scientific Outlook on Development; closely integrated the leadership of the Party, the position of the people as masters of the country and the rule of law; and accomplished a great deal of solid and effective work concerning the overall work of the Party and country in accordance with the guiding principles of the Third Session of the Eleventh NPC. The Standing Committee deliberated and passed 16 bills and draft decisions on legal issues; listened to and deliberated 13 work reports by the State Council, the Supreme People's Court, and the Supreme People's Procuratorate; investigated compliance with six laws; conducted investigations and studies on two special topics and made inquiries on three special topics; handled 506 bills submitted by NPC deputies; approved three treaties and accords China concluded with foreign countries and China's accession to one international convention; made decisions on and approved the appointment or removal of a number of employees in state bodies; and made new contributions to ensuring that a socialist system of laws with Chinese characteristics was established on schedule, promoting the implementation of major decisions and arrangements of the central leadership, and stimulating comprehensive, balanced and sustainable economic and social development.