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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 444 pages of information about The Fight For The Republic in China.

During his tenure of office, the auditor shall not be dismissed or transferred to any other duty or his salary be reduced except in accordance with the law.

The manner of punishment of Auditors shall be fixed by law.

Art. 108.  The Chief of the Auditing Department shall be elected by the Senate.  The Chief of the Auditing Department may attend sittings of both Houses and report on the Audit with explanatory statements.

CHAPTER XI.  AMENDMENTS, INTERPRETATION AND INVIOLABILITY OF THE CONSTITUTION

Art. 109.  The National Assembly may bring up bills for the amendment of the National Constitution.

Bills of this nature shall not take effect unless approved by two-thirds of the members of each House present.

No bill for the amendment of the Constitution shall be introduced unless signed by one-fourth of the members of each House.

Art. 110.  The amendment of the National Constitution shall be discussed and decided by the National Constitutional Conference.

Art. 111.  No proposal for a change of the form of Government shall be allowed as a subject for amendment.

Art. 112.  Should there be any doubt as to the meaning of the text of the Constitution, it shall be interpreted by the National Constitutional Conference.

Art. 113.  The National Constitutional Conference shall be composed of the members of the National Assembly.

Unless there be a quorum of two-thirds of the total number of the members of the National Assembly, no Constitutional Conference shall be held, and unless three-fourths of the members present vote in favour, no amendment shall be passed.  But with regard to the interpretation of the Constitution, only two-thirds of the members present is required to decide an issue.

Art. ...  The National Constitution shall be the Supreme Law of the Land and shall be inviolable under any circumstances unless duly amended in accordance with the procedure specified in this Constitution.

[Symbol:  tick mark] A Chapter on Provincial or local organization is to be inserted under Chapter ..., providing for certain powers and rights to be given to local governments with the residual power left in the hands of the central government.  The exact text is not yet settled.

Note:  The Mark (*) indicates that the article has already been formally adopted as a part of the finished Constitution.

The Mark ([Symbol:  tick mark]) indicates that the article has not yet passed through the second reading.

Those without marks have passed through the second reading on May 28th, 1917.  Articles bearing no number are additions to the original draft as presented to the Conference by the Drafting Committee.

THE LOCAL SYSTEM

DRAFT SUBMITTED TO PARLIAMENT

The following Regulations on the Local System have been referred to the Parliamentary Committee for consideration:—­

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