BEIJING -- The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) has launched a law enforcement inspection of China's fire protection law.
In August, inspection teams will go to eight provincial-level regions, according to the first plenary meeting of the inspection teams held in Beijing Thursday.
The NPC Standing Committee will also entrust local legislatures in eight regions with the inspection work in their own regions.
During the inspection, the teams will examine the overall situation of the law's implementation, with focuses on the responsibility system for fire safety, the installation of fire-protection facilities and equipment, and the promotion of fire safety knowledge, as well as the fire protection work in key sites and specific areas.
The inspection teams will discuss the law-enforcement inspection report in November, and the NPC Standing Committee will likely review it in late December.
The fire protection law was adopted in 1998 and has been amended twice.