Top Chinese legislature reviews Paris Agreement on climate change

Beijing, Aug 29 (IANS) China’s top legislature started to convene its bi-monthly session on Monday, reviewing the proposal to review and ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change and other matters.

The session will also deliberate on draft laws on national defense transportation, the movie industry and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Xinhua news agency reported.

Monday’s opening meeting was chaired by Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and this 22nd session of the 12th NPC Standing Committee will last five and a half days.

During the period, legislators will study and discuss proposals, including a review of the draft amendments to the law on foreign-invested companies, and the law on protection of marine environment.

Legislators will also consider reports on national economic and social development, budget implementation, reform and development of higher learning, among others.



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