China will promote the introduction of biosafety law as soon as possible (source: Peoples daily)
Wu Qian said that strengthening national biosafety is a common practice of all countries, and the international community has always attached great importance to the issue of biosafety. In 1992, the United Nations Conference on environment and development adopted Agenda 21 and the Convention on biological diversity, which specifically addressed the issue of biotechnology security. From the perspective of protecting peoples health, safeguarding national security and maintaining long-term national stability, China has decided to integrate biosafety into the national security system, systematically plan the construction of national biosafety risk prevention and control system, and comprehensively improve the national biosafety governance capacity. This outbreak highlights the importance of biosafety. China will push forward the introduction of biosafety law as soon as possible, and accelerate the construction of national biosafety laws and regulations system and system guarantee system.