Chinese lawmakers to review draft provisions on sexual crimes against minors

File of students learning to prevent sexual violence in Jinan, Shandong Province. (Photo: VCG)

BEIJING, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Chinese lawmakers will deliberate on harsher punishments for sexual crimes against children at the upcoming session of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, a spokesperson said Monday.

Zang Tiewei, a spokesperson for the Legislative Affairs Commission of the NPC Standing Committee, said the session will have a second reading of the provisions for a draft amendment to the Criminal Law after absorbing public opinion.

The draft provisions are about the handling of cases involving those who rape minors or outrage their modesty.

The Standing Committee of the 13th NPC will convene its 22nd session from Tuesday to Saturday in Beijing.