Xi stressed that Party and state organs at all levels should take into account the stipulations of the Civil Code while carrying out relevant work, without violating the legitimate civil rights enjoyed by the public, including personal rights and property rights. Relevant state departments should step up the institutional building of laws and regulations related to the Civil Code. Noting that the Civil Code should serve as an important scale plate for administrative decision-making, management and supervision, Xi added.
The Civil Code holds an important position in the Chinese socialist system of laws. It is the fundamental law of the socialist market economy and an encyclopedia for society. It is of great significance to advancing law-based governance in all fields, speeding up the building of a socialist country based on the rule of law, developing the socialist market economy and consolidating the basic socialist economic system, adhering to the people-centered development philosophy, protecting the people’s rights and interests in accordance with law, promoting the development of China’s human rights cause as well as modernizing the country’s system and capacity for governance.
 scale plate 标尺
 law-based governance 依法治国
 people-centered 以人民为中心