Regulations for Component Members of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress

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(Adopted at the Second Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Eighth National People's Congress on July 2, 1993)

Article 1 These Regulations are formulated in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Constitution and other laws for the purpose of strengthening the organizational and institutional construction of the Standing Committee and facilitating better performance of duties by component members of the Standing Committee.

Article 2 Component members of the Standing Committee must safeguard the fundamental interests and common will of the whole people, adhere to the system of the people's congresses, devote to the building of socialist democracy and legal system, observe the Constitution and laws in an exemplary way, serve the people whole-heartedly and conscientiously accept the supervision of deputies to the National People's Congress and the masses.

Article 3 Component members of the Standing Committee shall study hard the theory of building socialism with Chinese characteristics, familiarize themselves with the Constitution and other laws and master the knowledge necessary for the exercise of their functions and powers.

Article 4 Component members of the Standing Committee must earnestly perform their duties and work hard; their other public activities shall be subordinated to the need of the work of the Standing Committee.

Article 5 Component members of the Standing Committee must attend the meetings of the Standing Committee. Whoever cannot attend the plenary meeting of the Standing Committee shall, through the General Office of the Standing Committee, ask the Chairman for leave; whoever cannot attend the group meeting of the Standing Committee shall ask the convener of the group meeting for leave.

The General Office shall, at each meeting, print out the attendance information and distribute it to component members of the Standing Committee.

Article 6 Component members of the Standing Committee shall not be held legally liable for their speeches or votes at various meetings of the Standing Committee.

Component members of the Standing Committee shall abide by the rules of procedure and other relevant procedural provisions at various meetings of the Standing Committee.

Article 7 Component members of the Standing Committee shall, before the holding of the Standing Committee meeting, be well prepared for the deliberation of subjects under discussion.

Component members' speeches at group meetings of the Standing Committee shall focus on the subjects of the meetings.

Article 8 Component members of the Standing Committee must participate in the vote of bills or proposals and accept the results of vote conducted according to law.

As soon as the convener of a meeting announces that a bill is put to vote, component members of the Standing Committee shall voice no more opinions on the bill, except those on the procedures related to the vote.

Article 9 Component members of the Standing Committee shall, in accordance with the relevant provisions, take part in inspections organized by the Standing Committee. During such inspections, they shall not directly handle problems, and the working personnel accompanying them shall be small in number but highly capable.

Article 10 Component members of the Standing Committee shall maintain close contacts with the people, regularly carry out investigations and studies, heed opinions and demands of the people and convey such information to the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress.

Article 11 Component members who are also members of a Special Committee shall actively engage in the work of the Special Committee and comply with the rules and regulations of the Special Committee.

Article 12 Component members of the Standing Committee shall be free from corruption and shall not pursue any improper gains.

Article 13 Component members of the Standing Committee shall strictly guard state secrets. Whatever shall not be made known to the public according to relevant provisions shall not be disseminated in any manner.

Article 14 Component members of the Standing Committee shall, in foreign-related activities, observe in an exemplary way the disciplines in foreign affairs and uphold the dignity and interests of the State.

Article 15 Component members of the Standing Committee who violate these Regulations in a grave manner shall make a self-criticism to the Council of Chairmen.

Article 16 These Regulations shall come into force as of the date of adoption.

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