December 4 of this year is the 5th National Constitution Day. Recently, the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) has carried out a series of popularizing-law activities on the Development of the Constitution and the Constitution-based Governance in New Era for all officials and staff of the SSE and market investors. It aims to correspond to the call of carrying out publicity activities on the National Constitution Day given by the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, the Ministry of Justice and the National Law Popularization Office, and vigorously carry forward the spirits of the Constitution and earnestly safeguard its authority.
Seize the “critical minority”: organize education on the Constitution for the officials. The officials should engage in an in-depth study on the important remarks by General Secretary Xi Jinping on the comprehensive law-based governance of the country and the 5th amendment to the Constitution. The study on the Constitutional Law and the key regulatory laws and rules of the capital market should be a compulsory course for all members of the leadership group, and the knowledge on the Constitution and Party construction should be a compulsory course for the selection of middle-level personnel. All this aims to fully enhance the administrative staff’s ability of making use of the thinking of constitutional rule of law to well do the international management and the market regulation.
Promote the all-staff learning of the Constitution: organize publicity and education activities for all staffs. Such methods as displaying publicity materials on the Constitution in public areas and giving out books on the Constitution can be adopted to urge all staffs to learn, use and popularize the Constitution, thus facilitating the interaction between the regulatory practices and the study of the Constitution. Staffs can be encouraged to make deep thinking and exploration according to the key, hot and difficult issues in capital market regulation, thus seeking answers from laws, grasping rules from regulation and getting the essence of the Constitution.
Facilitate the Constitution-study heat: carry out publicity and education on the Constitution for all investors. As there are numerous investors covering wide areas in the Chinese market, a special column of the Publicity Week of the Constitution can be set up on the website of the SSE Investor Education Base to deliver lectures on the Constitution by authoritative experts. Such a special training for all investors can help to enhance their legal awareness and guide them to invest rationally and legally.
A SSE official said that respecting, studying, observing, upholding and using the Constitution has always been the essential requirement that the SSE has adhered to. It has fully practiced the idea of rule of law in market organization and regulation with the new idea, concept and strategy of the comprehensive law-based governance of the country given by General Secretary Xi Jinping as the guideline and the Constitution as the fundamental principle for all activities. It will enhance market participants’ awareness of the constitutional rule of law through the law popularization publicity and the education on rules and protect investors’ legitimate rights and interests by transparent rules and rule-based regulation, thus building a capital market developing in a healthy, ordered and steady way.