China pledges to “fully incorporate core socialist values in legislation”

May 9, 2018

BEIJING - The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on Monday announced a plan to "fully incorporate core socialist values in legislation" in the next five to 10 years. The legislation, revision, abolishment, and explanation of laws should embody core socialist values, according to the document, the State newsagency Xinhua reported.

Laws and regulations should better demonstrate the nation's values, the moral orientation of society and the moral standards of citizens, it said.

The plan lists legislative areas to be prioritized, including economic and civil laws, judicial procedures, cultural laws, environmental laws and social ethics. (ATI).