Chinese lawmakers deliberate draft civil code

Deputies to the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) attend the opening meeting of the third session of the 13th NPC at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, May 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Shen Hong)

BEIJING, May 22 (Xinhua) — Chinese lawmakers started deliberating a draft civil code Friday at the annual session of the country’s national legislature.

Wang Chen, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), read an explanatory document on the draft civil code to deputies attending the third session of the 13th NPC.