Expansion of sites collecting legislative opinions boosts grassroots participation

Updated: 2021- 09- 24

The number of stations in China collecting legislative opinions from grassroots areas has grown from four to 22 in the past six years, and they are playing a major role in implementing the "whole-process democracy" called for by President Xi Jinping.

The establishment of the stations was an initiative launched by the Legislative Affairs Commission of the National People's Congress Standing Committee, the country's top legislature, in 2015 to gather suggestions on lawmaking from residents and then resolve their problems through legislation.

The first stations were in Shanghai's Hongqiao subdistrict and the standing committees of the local legislatures in Xiangyang, Hubei province, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, and Lintao county, Gansu province.

Source: China Daily