BEIJING - The Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, began its 23rd session on Tuesday.
Li Zhanshu, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, presided over the session's first plenary meeting.
The NPC Constitution and Law Committee suggested a draft amendment to the Copyright Law and a draft law on support for veterans be passed at the session
The NPC Constitution and Law Committee submitted a draft amendment to the Copyright Law to the session, which proposed tougher punishment for copyright infringement.
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Lawmakers also reviewed a draft law on support for veterans submitted by the Constitution and Law Committee, which had made stipulations on improving employment support for demobilized service personnel in the draft.
In its reports at the session, the committee said the two drafts, both under the third reading at the legislature, are relatively mature. It suggested the two drafts be passed at the session.
Lawmakers also heard two reports of the NPC's environment and resources protection committee and agriculture and rural affairs committee. The relevant reports contained deliberation outcomes of the proposals that were put forward by NPC deputies at the third session of the 13th NPC.
Meanwhile, lawmakers reviewed two written reports on Li's attendance at a BRICS parliamentary forum and a meeting of the China-Russia committee for parliamentary cooperation.
They also heard a report on the qualifications of NPC deputy and deliberated personnel matters.
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