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I. The nature and position of the system of people’s congress
2004/03/08
The system of people’s congress is an organizational form for the state power in China. It is China’s fundamental political system.


The power in the People’s Republic of China belongs to the people and the organ for the people to exercise state power is the National People’s Congress and local people’s congresses at all levels.


The National People’s Congress (NPC) and local people’s congresses are established through democratic elections, responsible to and supervised by the people.


State administrative, judicial and procuratorial organs are created by, responsible to and supervised by the people’s congresses.


The National People’s Congress is the highest organ of state power. Local people’s congresses are local organs of state power.


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