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National peoples' congress standing committee

National peoples' congress standing committee

The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, officially the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China, is the permanent body of the National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China.

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China passes law to give coastguard power to fire on foreign vessels, demolish structures in disputed waters
International

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International

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International

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