China's top political advisory body starts annual session
The fifth session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) opens at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 4, 2022. [Photo/Xinhua]
China's top political advisory body started its annual session Friday afternoon in Beijing.
Party and state leaders Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji, Han Zheng and Wang Qishan attended the opening meeting of the fifth session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), held at the Great Hall of the People.
At the meeting, the agenda for the session was reviewed and approved.
Wang Yang, chairman of the CPPCC National Committee, delivered a work report of the Standing Committee of the CPPCC National Committee to the session.
Over the past year, the CPPCC National Committee and its standing committee performed their duties with a focus on getting the 14th Five-Year Plan off to a good start, further built the CPPCC as a special consultative body to improve the performance of the CPPCC system, and made new contributions to the cause of the Party and the country, Wang said.
In 2022, the CPPCC committees will see their work revolving around the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), said Wang. He urged contributions to maintaining a stable and sound economic environment, a social climate enabling prosperity for the people and the country, and a healthy political atmosphere of integrity.
Wang called on political advisors to rally more people around the CPC and channel more strength into national rejuvenation.
The CPPCC should better play its role in conducting consultation, which will help build consensus and in turn cement solidarity, Wang said, urging efforts to consolidate and develop the patriotic united front and pool wisdom and strength of all Chinese at home and abroad.
Attendees were also briefed on the handling of proposals submitted by political advisors.
A total of 6,117 proposals have been submitted since the previous annual session of the top political advisory body. Of the 5,039 proposals filed, 99.8 percent have been handled, said Liu Xincheng, vice chairman of the CPPCC National Committee, when delivering a report on the proposals.