BEIJING — Top political adviser Yu Zhengsheng on March 13 underscored the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in the work of the political advisory body, while urging political advisers to pool “positive energy” to contribute to the country’s development.
At the closing meeting of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Yu, chairman of the CPPCC National Committee, said the Chinese people are en route towards the realization of the Chinese dream of great rejuvenation under the leadership of the CPC.
The political advisers must unwaveringly uphold the Party’s leadership and strengthen confidence in socialism with Chinese characteristics, and build consensus among the public in order to bring together “positive energy” for the implementation of the strategic layout of “Four Comprehensives,” he said.
The “Four Comprehensives,” unveiled by President Xi Jinping, refer to comprehensively building a moderately prosperous society, deepening reform, advancing the rule of law and strictly governing the Party.
Top CPC and state leaders Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli also attended the closing meeting.
The session, which opened on March 3, approved the report on the work of the Standing Committee of the 12th CPPCC National Committee over the past year, and the report on the proposals submitted by CPPCC National Committee members to the session this year.
By 2 pm on March 7, CPPCC National Committee members had submitted some 5,800 proposals concerning the country’s economic and social development.
The CPPCC is a patriotic united front organization of the Chinese people, serving as a key mechanism for multiparty cooperation and political consultation under the leadership of the CPC.
Seen as a major manifestation of socialist democracy, the CPPCC serves to conduct political consultation, exercise democratic supervision and participate in the discussion and the handling of state affairs.
Many CPPCC members are experienced political figures, entrepreneurs, experts, scholars and celebrities.
The political advisory body also has the representation of compatriots of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, and returned overseas Chinese.