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China’s top political advisory body to open annual session on March 3

Updated: Mar 2,2017 3:36 PM     Xinhua

Wang Guoqing, spokesperson for the fifth session of the 12th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee, arrives for a press conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 2, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING — The National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the country’s top political advisory body, will open its annual session at 3 pm on March 3 in Beijing, a spokesperson told a press conference on March 2.

Over 2,000 members of the CPPCC National Committee from different sectors across the country will discuss major political, economic and social issues concerning the country’s development during this year’s session scheduled to conclude on March 13, said Wang Guoqing, spokesperson for the fifth session of the 12th CPPCC National Committee.

Political advisers will hear and deliberate a report about the work of the Standing Committee of the CPPCC National Committee and a report on how the Standing Committee has handled proposals from CPPCC National Committee members since the previous session, according to Wang.

A political resolution is also expected to be adopted at the meeting, the spokesperson said.

The political advisers will also be present at the fifth session of the 12th National People’s Congress as non-voting participants, hearing and discussing a report on the work of the government and discussing a draft of the general provisions of civil law, Wang added.

They will also hear and discuss work reports of the Supreme People’s Court and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, he added.

The CPPCC is an important organ for multiparty cooperation and political consultation under the leadership of the Communist Party of China. It is an important means of promoting socialist democracy.

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