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Top legislature reviews draft decision to promote education on law

Xinhua, April 27, 2016 Adjust font size:

A draft decision on strengthening education about the rule of law over the next five years was scheduled for review by the top legislature on Monday.

A record of respecting, learning and abiding by the law are important for assessing leading officials, according to the State Council draft document to be reviewed at the bi-monthly session of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC).

Minors are another key group targeted for education. Minors should be educated about the rule of law, the draft reads, adding educational guidelines should be formulated for the group and courses should be offered in schools to spread knowledge about the law.

The draft also says legal textbooks should be enhanced and awareness should be increased in higher education students.

A framework consisting of school, family and society should be strengthened to promote education, it said.

The draft decision calls for education about the law for all citizens, and the draft decision says efforts should be made to guide people to sincerely uphold and believe in the law.

The draft says education about the Constitution should be prioritized to ensure its authoritativeness.

Chinese Justice Minister Wu Aiying said at the session that education is aimed at nurturing an environment where it is honorable to abide by the law and in which violations are deemed a shame.

The move is important for social and economic development in the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020) and modernizing the state governance system and capabilities, Wu said when explaining the draft decision.