Deputies to the National People's Congress are broadly representative and is a good practice of China's whole-process democracy, said a spokesperson on Saturday.
Wang Chao, the spokesperson of the first session of the 14th National People's Congress, said at a news conference that the deputies come from diversified districts, sectors, and ethnic groups of the nation, and people from grassroots take a great share of all-level NPC deputies.
"For example, among 2.62 million county and township-level deputies, workers, farmers and technicians take up 52.53 percent of the county-level deputies, and 76.75 percent of township ones," he said.
According to him, among 2,977 deputies to the 14th NPC, 442 are from ethnic minority groups — with the nation's 55 ethnic minority groups all having their deputies, and 42 are returning overseas Chinese. Also, the 14th NPC has 790 female deputies, accounting for 26.54 percent of the total and 497 deputies are front-line workers and farmers.
He said these deputies are in close relationship with the public and get to know and voice people's concerns through surveys and field visits, showing the superiority of the system of people's congress.