The Functions of the Shanghai Municipal People's Congress

The Shanghai Municipal People's Congress (SMPC) exercises the following functions according to the stipulations in the “Constitution of the People's Republic of China” and the “Organic Law of Local People's Congresses and Local People's Governments of the People's Republic of China”:

1. to ensure the observance and execution of the Constitution, laws, administrative rules and regulations, and the resolutions made by the people's congress at the higher level and its standing committee within the administrative area and guarantee the implementation of national plans and budgets;

2. to formulate and promulgate local laws and regulations under the precondition of not contravening the Constitution, laws, and administrative rules and regulations in accordance with specific conditions and actual needs of the administrative area, and submit them to the standing committee of the National People's Congress and the State Council for the record;

>The Law Committee
>The Internal and Judicial Affairs Committee
>The Financial and Economic Committee
>The Education, Science, Culture and Public Health Committee
>The Urban Construction and Environmental Protection Committee
>The Overseas Chinese, Ethnic and Religious Affairs Committee
>The Foreign Affairs Committee
>The Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee
>The Deputy Credentials Commission of the Standing Committee
>The Personnel and Deputies Affairs Commission
>The Legislative Affairs Commission of the Standing Committee
>The Budget Commission of the Standing Committee
>General Office
>Research Office