Changsha awarded as the model city of law-based local government
Changsha municipal people's government was awarded as the model city of law-based local government for its excellent performance in the law-based government assessment during the past five years; it was announced at a forum held in Beijing on Sept 26.
A total of 10 cities took home awards, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Hefei, Chengdu and Xiamen.
The release conference of the blue book of law-based government: the Assessment Report of Chinese Law-based Government (2017) and the Law-based Government Summit Forum were co-organized by the Institute of Administrative Law at China Law Society and the Institute of Law-based Government at China University of Political Science and Law.
According to Chen Jianwen, director of the legal affairs office of Changsha municipal government, the leaders of Changsha municipal government and Changsha Municipal CPC Committee took the responsibilities in carrying out the rule of law concept.
Changsha Party Chief Hu Henghua said in an interview with Hunan Daily in September that ruling by law has become a basic method of local governance, providing strong legal guarantee for Changsha to build a national central city.
"You must believe in the law; otherwise it's merely a word," Chen Wenhao, mayor of Changsha, said in an interview with the rednet.com in September.
In recent years, rule of law has been embodied through Changsha municipal government governance, greatly enhancing the rule of law to lead, regulate and guarantee economic and social development. In particular, Changsha has used the philosophy wisely in important decision-making and exploratory reform relating to local development. The rule of law was effectively used in the development of industrial parks, constructions of key projects and renovation of shantytowns.
How to let common people enjoy more benefits of the rule of law is the starting point and foothold of the construction of Changsha law-based municipal government. Changsha set up Hunan province's first Bureau of administrative examination and approval in Furong district based on the reform of administrative approval system. Changsha took the initiative of establishing municipal legislative contact points at three villages and towns, building a platform of legislative top-level design and practical implementation.
Nowadays in Changsha, common people can enjoy more rights to learn and participate in the things that government want to do and need to do. They also have more rights to express and supervise the problems in government administrative management and law enforcement.
Ma Huaide, vice-president of China University of Political Science and Law said that the Assessment Report of Chinese Law-based Government (2017) was based on the Program of Implementation of Law-based Government Construction (2015-2020) released by the State Council in 2015.
The objectives of assessment for the law-based governments include 100 local governments including four municipalities, 27 provincial capital cities, 23 second-tier cities approved by the State Council and 46 other cities. As a third party academic institution, China University of Political Science and Law had an objective and impartial assessment to the legal construction of cities involved.
"Changsha takes a lead in the construction of law-based local government. Changsha has been awarded the 'Chinese law-based government award' and 'the Government Innovation Award for best practices'. I believe that Changsha will build an outstanding law-based local government," Xiao Beigeng, dean of Law School of Hunan Normal University said at an interview in Beijing.
Source: Changsha Evening News