| China Considers Renaming National Security Law "Counterespionage"|
A bill to revise the national security law, tabled for its first reading Monday, suggests changing the law's title to the counterespionage law.
| Budget Bill Tightens Control of Local Government Bonds|
The draft revision to China's Budget Law, tabled for its fourth reading on Monday, requires funds raised through local government bonds to be used only for public service.
| More Chinese Cities to Get Legislative Powers|
More Chinese cities will be given legislative powers, according to a draft amendment to the 2000 Legislation Law delivered to the country's top legislature for deliberation on Monday.
| China's Top Legislature Starts Discussing HK Electoral Reform|
Hong Kong's electoral reform began its second stage Monday with the country's top legislature discussing whether to revise election methods for Hong Kong's chief executive and legislature.
| China Mulls Higher Fines for Workplace Accidents|
Chinese lawmakers are considering imposing fines of up to 5 million yuan (810,000 U.S. dollars) on enterprises involved in serious workplace accidents.
| Chinese Lawmakers Consider Establishing Special IPR Courts|
Chinese lawmakers on Monday began reviewing a draft decision on establishing special courts to hear cases related to intellectual property rights (IPR).
| China Clarifies Citizens' Rights to Sue Government|
A bill that would make it easier for citizens to bring court cases against the government went up for a second review on Monday.
| China's Top Legislature Opens Week-long Session|
The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, opened its bi-monthly session on Monday with a dozen important bills under review.
| Lawmakers Review Changes on National Security Law|
The planned changes would include new regulations on counterespionage that have proven effective in practice, but not been written into the current laws.
| NPC to Decide on HK Election Methods|
China's top legislature has received a report from Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on possible revisions to how the region's chief executive and local legislature will be elected in future, it confirmed on Tuesday.