Oct. 20, 2017 -- Tian Xuemei, a delegate to the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, salutes journalists after a group interview session on Thursday. Tian serves as a forensic expert in the Ministry of Public Security. [Photo by Feng Yongbin/China Daily]
Oct. 20, 2017 -- Delegates to the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China who represent the legal sector said on Thursday that construction of a judicial system and related reforms will be accelerated and improved.
General Secretary Xi Jinping said on Wednesday while delivering a report at the congress's opening session that the Party will establish a central leading group for advancing law-based governance in all areas.
The move, with the aim of building the rule of law in the country, is a profound revolution in the country's governance, Xi said.
The plan was applauded by law-related delegates.
"Building legal structures, I believe, will be further accelerated and pushed forward after the congress," said Zhang Sujun, vice-president of the China Law Society.
The group will contribute to establishing a law-based government and also to enhancing legal awareness in public, he said.
"The rule of law will play a bigger and more basic role in the governance of the country and the Party after the congress," he added.