The Guangdong Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) approved a document to implement the Central Committee’s decision on major issues concerning comprehensively advancing rule of law during the annual policy-setting meeting held in Guangzhou on January 12-17.
“The document is a guideline for Guangdong to govern the province according to law,” said Ma Xingrui, Secretary of Guangdong Politics and Law Committee during a January 18 press conference. “About 300 opinions and suggestions from the local government, experts, the democratic parties, federation of Industry and Commerce and independents, were absorbed into the document,” Ma added.
According to the guidelines, Guangdong will set up a cross-region People's Courts and People's Procuratorates, as well as establish the Guangzhou Court of Intellectual Property in Guangzhou and the Supreme People's Court’s first Circuit Court in Shenzhen.
Ma said that exchanges and cooperation between Guangdong Macao and Hong Kong will be standardized and promoted in accordance with law. The province will also improve its management and services for foreigners and overseas non-governmental organizations so that foreign - related economic and social affairs will be handled strictly by law.