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Hunan Delegation Deliberates Draft Constitutional Amendment

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The Hunan delegation attending the First Session of China’s 13th National People's Congress (NPC) held its third plenary meeting on the morning of March 5, 2018, to deliberate the draft revision to China's Constitution and nominate the session election scrutineers. CPC Central Committee Political Bureau member Hu Chunhua participated in the meeting.

Hu said that he totally endorsed the draft constitutional amendment, which is under deliberation at the national legislature. He asked to firmly safeguard the dignity and authority of the constitution, take the lead in strengthening the study of the constitution, and respecting the constitution, and earnestly put the various provisions and requirements of the constitution into practice.

Secretary Du said, “the bill suggests giving Scientific Outlook on Development and Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era constitutional authority. It has realized the organic guiding ideology unity of both Party's and the country.” He continued, “the draft is conducive to upholding and strengthening the overall Party leadership, improving the leadership system of the Party and the country, and safeguarding the authority of the CPC Central Committee as well as its centralized and unified leadership.” “We must conscientiously respect, study, abided by, safeguard, and adopt the constitution, to bring its implementation to a new level,” he added.

Hailing it a major move to advance law-based governance and modernize China's system and capacity for governance, Governor Xu said the drafting process of the bill has fully practiced democracy, pooled wisdom from various sectors, and embodied the common will of the Party and the people. He stated, “we must unswervingly follow the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics, strive to modernize the governance system and capacity, push forward the rule of law construction in Hunan, and extend the constitutional requirements throughout all aspects of reform, development, and stability in Hunan.”

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Translator: Yu Jiangjiang

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