Legislature to review telecoms and online fraud bill


A bill targeting telecommunications and online fraud will be considered by China’s highest legislature this week to effectively tackle relevant offenses and protect people’s legitimate rights.

The anti-fraud project will be submitted to the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, the country’s highest legislative body, for a first review during its session to be held from Tuesday to Saturday in Beijing, according to Zang Tiewei, spokesperson for the country. ‘APN. Legislative Affairs Committee of the Standing Committee.

He told media on Monday that the drafting of the law is responding to a public complaint and will implement the central leadership requirement.

“Telecommunications and online fraud account for a large percentage of crime in our country. Residents often complain about it, because their money, even funds earmarked for health care, nursing or school, has been lost. stolen by fraudsters, ”he said, adding that the offenses were committed. seriously damaged the interests of the population and affected social stability.

President Xi Jinping, who is also secretary general of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, attached great importance to combating telecommunications and online fraud, calling for a people-centered approach. in the workplace and to an improved legal system in this regard.

Zang said he drafted the law to tackle the crimes at their root and strengthen national governance of finance, telecommunications and the internet.

He said the project would promote surveillance of SIM cards and the Internet of Things, as well as online financial accounts, with tougher penalties for crooks.

According to the project, technical measures and monitoring systems for these crimes should also be taken and put in place in industries and businesses, he said.

Relevant departments or those providing devices that help fraud crimes will also be targeted in accordance with the draft, he added.

In addition, lawmakers will consider other bills in the following days, including those focused on promoting family education, land borders, wetland protection and the future, according to an agenda proposed on last month.

They will also deliberate on draft amendments to the law on auditing, the organic law of the Local People’s Congress and the Local People’s Government, the anti-monopoly law and the law on civil procedure, a- he indicated.

In addition, the draft revision of the Livestock Law, the Law on Physical Culture and Sports and the Law on Quality and Safety of Agricultural Products will also be considered, he added.

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