China passes law granting Communist Party more control over cabinet

By Thomson Reuters Mar 11, 2024 | 2:19 AM

By Mei Mei Chu

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s parliament on Monday revised a law to effectively grant the Communist Party more executive control over China’s cabinet, the State Council.

The amended State Council Organic Law passed by 2883 delegate votes, with eight opposing votes and nine abstentions, during the closing day of the National People’s Congress in Beijing.

(Reporting by Mei Mei Chu and Beijing Newsroom; Writing by Laurie Chen; Editing by Jamie Freed)