raft amendments to the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, C
hina’s top legislature, for deliberation, according to a statement after the meeting.
Suggestions for revisions include adding the principle of “non-discrimination” in administrativ
e licensing, substantially raising the amount of compensation for infringing exclusive rights to use trade
marks, and cutting approval time for applications for qualified construction permits.
Last month, the National People’s Congress passed the foreign
investment law, a landmark legislation that will provide stronger protection and a better bus
iness environment for overseas investors. The law will become effective on Jan 1, 2020.n costumes of ethnic grou
take part in a parade during a culture festival in Wangmo county, Southwest China’s Guizhou province, Ap
ril 6, 2019. A culture festival of the Buyi ethnic group kicked off here Saturday to c
elebrate “San Yue San”, or the third day of the third month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar, which falls on April 7 this
Still, presidential vetoes occur more often than you might think. Every president since Garfield has vetoed at least
one bill. The younger Bush was the first president since John Quincy Adams to go a full four years without a veto, acco
rding to the Congressional Research Service. The House, which was Republican-led for Bush’s entire first term,
was protecting him from bills he opposed. Barack Obama, similarly, had help on Capitol Hill for most of his pr
esidency, just as Trump has. But Obama did veto two bills even when Democrats controlled both chambers of Congress.
The President with the most vetoes was Democrat Roosevelt, wi
th 635, although he also served the longest in the White House (12 years). All those vetoes cam
e even though Roosevelt enjoyed Democratic majorities for his entire time in the White House.
If you plot vetoes alongside how closely aligned Congress is
to the president, it used to be quite common for a president to veto bills from a House and Senate ali
gned with him. This data comes from The American Presidency Project at the University of California at Santa Barbara.