The Third Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist decided to set up a new “State Security Committee”, which is expected to play a very important role in China’s internal and external security affairs. Its main functions include:-
After the founding of the P.R.China in 1949, in September 1954 the Ministry of National Defense of the People’s Republic of China was set up under the State Council responsible for national defense construction. According to the PRC Constitution, the State Council takes the leadership and management of national defense construction. At the same time the Ministry of Defence is also under the leadership of the Central Military Commission.
A few days ago, the U.S. Consul-General Stephen M. Young expressed his views on the constitutional development of Hong Kong. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei responded that the issue of constitutional development of Hong Kong is internal affairs, invited no foreign government or official intervention in the routine press conference on the 17th.
After being removed from office for only two months, former county party secretary Yang Cunhu came back to office and served as the city Environmental Protection Bureau deputy director in charge of the overall work of the Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau. Since 2006, Yang managed to make the provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention to pay for his daughter’ college tuition as well as other employee compensations for five years causing influential social concern and later he was dismissed from the post.
The system of people’s congresseses is the fundamental political system of China. According to the official website of the NPC (npc.gov.cn), Constitution of the People’s Republic of China prescribes that all power of the state belongs to the people. The National People’s Congress(NPC) and local people’s congresses at all levels are the organs through which the people exercise state power. The people’s congresses at all levels are constituted through democratic elections, and they are responsible to the people and subject to their oversight. The administrative, judicial and procuratorial organs of the state are created by the people’s congresses, to which they are responsible and by which they are overseen. The National People’s Congress is composed of deputies elected from the provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities directly under the Central Government, and special administrative regions, and of deputies elected from the armed forces. All the minority nationalities are entitled to appropriate representation.