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China's top political advisory body concludes annual session,
vowing to step up democratic supervision
China's top political advisory body will press ahead with democratic supervision to contribute to the building of a moderately prosperous society in all aspects, says a political resolution approved at the advisory body's annual session.
The political resolution of the Fourth Session of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the top political advisory body, was approved at the closing meeting of the 11-day annual session of the CPPCC National Committee on Sunday.
Jia Qinglin, chairman of the CPPCC National Committee, presided over the closing meeting.
Top Communist Party of China (CPC) and state leaders Hu Jintao, Wu Bangguo, Wen Jiabao, Li Changchun, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, He Guoqiang and Zhou Yongkang were present at the meeting.
The political development path of socialism with Chinese characteristics is the only correct road for China's development and progress as proved by practice, according to the political resolution.
"(We should) neither deviate nor waver from the path at any time, under any circumstances," it said.
It is the "primary task" for the CPPCC to exercise its function to boost the country's scientific development and speed up the transformation of its economic development pattern for the 2011-2015 period, it added.
The CPPCC will carry out democratic supervision and pool its wisdom and strength in accomplishing targets and tasks set forth in the 12th Five-Year Plan, the resolution said.
The CPPCC National Committee members have put forward a series of proposals such as optimizing economic structure, taming inflation, boosting domestic consumption, and promoting agricultural development, according to the resolution.
The CPPCC will fully support the governments of Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions (SAR) to govern according to law, and encourage political advisors from the two SARs to contribute more to ensure the long-term prosperity and stability of Hong Kong and Macao, it said.
The resolution said the CPPCC will increase its exchanges with relevant parties, social organizations and people from all walks of life in Taiwan,and strive to promote the implementation of the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan.
The meeting also approved the work report of the Standing Committee of the 11th 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 p.m. March 8, a total of 2,035 CPPCC National Committee members had submitted 5,762 proposals concerning the country's 12th Five-Year Plan, reform and opening up, socialist system of laws with Chinese characteristics and issues related to people's well-being.
Political advisors also offered suggestions on the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the founding of the CPC and the 100th anniversary of the 1911 Revolution.
The CPPCC National Committee will hold a meeting on March 24, at which the proposals will be transferred to 175 related departments and institutions for further handling.
The CPPCC National Committee currently has 2,260 members, and 2,129 of them attended the closing meeting of the annual session.
The CPPCC is a patriotic united front organization of the Chinese people, serving as a key mechanism for multi-party cooperation and political consultation under the leadership of the CPC, and a major manifestation of socialist democracy.
Members of the CPPCC are representatives of the CPC and non-Communist parties, personages without party affiliation, and representatives of people's organizations, ethnic minorities and various social strata.
The CPPCC also has the representation of compatriots of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, returned overseas Chinese, and specially invited people.
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