SHANGHAI – When China’s top legislature publishes draft laws to solicit public opinions, W...

Grassroots Opinions Are Shaping China’s Draft Laws – Sixth Tone

SHANGHAI – When China’s top legislature publishes draft laws to solicit public opinions, Wu Xinhui jumps into action.A lawyer by profession, Wu convenes a meeting with residents of Hongqiao Subdistrict in Shanghai to explain the legal provisions of the draft and log their opinions before submitting to the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress. She is one of the hundreds of so-called legislative coordinators tasked with collecting grassroots opinions, which legislators seek while approving new or revised laws.The initiative is part of the 2014 program by the central government to include voices from the public when ratifying new local …

 

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