Senior Communist Party of China (CPC) official Zhou Yongkang on Saturday urged law-enforcement authorities to ensure effective implementation of the Constitution and laws.
Since the socialist system of laws with Chinese characteristics has been established on schedule and there are laws to govern basically every sector of life, law-enforcement authorities must fulfill their duties to ensure that laws are observed and strictly enforced and law-breakers are prosecuted, he said.
Zhou, secretary of the CPC Central Commission for Political and Legal Affairs, was speaking to deputies from northwest China's Shannxi Province to the National People's Congress (NPC), which will conclude its annual session on Monday.
Law-enforcement officials must strengthen study to grasp the essence of the Constitution and laws, and stringently enforce them to safeguard social fairness and justice, he said.
In enforcing laws, the judicial authorities should proceed with mediation first, and combine it with trials when necessary, Zhou said.
He joined the NPC deputies to deliberate the work reports of the Supreme People's Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate, which were delivered at an NPC meeting on Friday.
(Xinhua News Agency March 12, 2011)