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The demand for protection of overseas Chinese interests is becoming more and more prominent.

Editor:晋中外侨办         2018-03-21 12:50:18

China news agency in Beijing on March 12 (xinhua Mr Fu Zhou Ganxian Luo Qinwen) in recent years, overseas investment, overseas business gradually into agitation, in its domestic political, social, economic and other aspects of the rights and interests protection has become an increasingly important demand.

So far, only the law of the People's Republic of China on the protection of the rights and interests of overseas Chinese nationals (hereinafter referred to as the "protection law") has been adopted at the national level. The provisions concerning the protection of overseas Chinese rights are scattered in the laws and regulations such as nationality law and entry and exit administration law, which lack the guidance of special laws, and make it difficult to carry out the implementation of multiple gates.

The call for the protection of the rights and interests of overseas Chinese has a long history. According to the public information, the bills and proposals for the protection of overseas Chinese rights and interests have become common in the NPC and CPPCC sessions since 1983. At the fifth session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC), 72 deputies put forward proposals for the protection of overseas Chinese, and 24 representatives and a number of members made Suggestions.

The work report of the government in 2018 put forward that we should "conscientiously implement the policy of overseas Chinese affairs and safeguard the lawful rights and interests of overseas Chinese and returned overseas Chinese." A number of deputy to the National People's Congress and the CPPCC recurrence, accordingly at the national level to start the protection of the rights and interests of overseas Chinese legislative work, for the overseas Chinese in the construction of national modernization play a role of advantages and create a better condition.

"China is pushing for a new round of high-level opening up, and the overseas Chinese are unique and valuable resources." Liu yiqin, member of the CPPCC national committee and chairman of the sichuan overseas Chinese association, said the importance of safeguarding legitimate rights and interests of overseas Chinese is self-evident.

The overseas Chinese account for about 10 percent of the more than 60 million overseas Chinese, said dong chuanjie, a deputy to the National People's Congress and director of the department of political affairs of the state council. "It is especially necessary to make a complete and unified protection law for overseas Chinese."

The deputy chairman of the National People's Congress (NPC) and vice chairman of the jiangxi provincial overseas Chinese association said that the legislation is not only to fill "gaps", but also to supplement the "protection law" and form synergy.

In fact, the pace of legislation has not stopped in recent years. In 2015 and 2016, the legislative plan of the state council has included the protection of overseas Chinese rights in research projects for two consecutive years. In 2017, the overseas Chinese committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) organized a special investigation on overseas Chinese rights protection. The overseas Chinese affairs office of the state council is also actively preparing to draft a draft law on the protection of rights and interests of overseas Chinese. Guangdong, fujian, hubei, Shanghai, zhejiang and other overseas Chinese resources are more abundant, and local overseas Chinese rights protection regulations have been issued successively.

On behalf of the committee, it is widely believed that the state pays attention and places first to try, which lays the foundation for national legislation. At the same time, in the face of national conditions and changes in overseas Chinese, the legislation should keep pace with The Times.

Deputy to the National People's Congress, the overseas Chinese committee of the National People's Congress kui-cheng zheng thinks, in addition to defining the definition of overseas Chinese and department responsibility, to carry out the political rights and interests of overseas Chinese, overseas Chinese's right to vote and the right to vote, established according to law social organizations, etc., attend social insurance law should also be included in the overseas Chinese, overseas Chinese investment, property, donation, reproductive rights protection, and overseas Chinese children, education rights and interests of overseas Chinese students, etc.

Kui-cheng zheng also stressed that overseas Chinese rights and interests protection law should be well dealt with in the legal system and legal status of relations, "in this way can make without legal conflict of legislation of the best features and practical results."

Hu xusheng, a member of the CPPCC national committee and a member of the standing committee of the CPC central committee, said that the criteria for the identification of overseas Chinese should also be adapted to the changes in the new situation. "The number of overseas students is increasing, and the overseas study and life time is long and the rights and interests need to be protected."

He also pointed out that for the protection of the rights and interests of the old and new overseas Chinese under different demands, economic new normal focusing on the protection of the rights and interests of overseas Chinese investment, and whether legislation alone or merger with "law" legislation, relevant departments should give full consideration. (after)