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China political advisers’ proposals take effect

Updated: Feb 5,2015 9:21 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — A huge proportion of proposals raised by China’s political advisers last year for improved policy making have been accepted or responded to, said the country’s national political advisory body.

About 5,052 out of 6,101 proposals raised since the second session of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) held in March 2014 were deemed useful and passed over to authorities, said Sun Gan, chief of the subcommittee for handling proposals of the CPPCC National Committee, at a press conference.

Among all proposals filed for further handling, about 99.84 percent received feedback or were accepted.

Nearly 1,500 of them are about economic development or ecologic protection, some 1,100 concerned comprehensive reform and more than 800 were on improving the rule of law, according to Sun.

Also, more than 1,000 proposals concern people’s livelihoods, mainly on education, healthcare, housing and employment. The remaining 600 focused on ethnic work, religion, national defense and the work related to Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and overseas Chinese.

“Last year’s proposals have been handled with improved efficiency, with many suggestions and ideas adopted and implemented,” Sun said, citing that 20.6 percent of all proposals handled have been solved or accepted and 63.8 percent are in the process of being solved or adopted.

The rest mostly involved far-sighted plans that cannot be implemented in the short term, and departments responsible for carrying out them have fully explained the situation to those who made the proposal, Sun added.

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