The second session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference opens at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sunday. Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, president, and the chairman of the Central Military Commission, attended with other leaders. (Photo by Zou Hong/China Daily)
Gathering 'wide range of opinions' needed to achieve broad prosperity
National political advisers have been asked to make greater efforts this year to offer suggestions about major tasks to help build the country into a moderately prosperous society in all respects.
China’s top political advisory body started its annual session on Sunday afternoon in Beijing, raising the curtain on a key season in the country’s political calendar.
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, president, and the chairman of the Central Military Commission, attended the opening meeting with other leaders at the Great Hall of the People.
Wang Yang, chairman of the 13th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference National Committee, delivered a work report to more than 2,000 political advisers at the session.
He commended the CPPCC’s work last year, noting advances under the leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Xi at its core.
“We gave full play to the CPPCC’s role as a body dedicated to consultation and carried out our dual responsibility of offering suggestions and building consensus,” he said.
Over the past year, political advisers have conducted consultations with a focus on fighting the three critical battles — against potential risks, poverty and pollution — and on promoting high-quality development, he said.
With regard to the CPPCC’s major tasks this year, Wang said top priority will be given to studying and implementing Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era.
The second task is offering high-quality suggestions about the central tasks of the Party and the country.
“Practicing democracy is an important way to seek advice and gather a wide range of opinions on how to secure a decisive victory in completing the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects,” Wang said.