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China's two sessions captures global attention

Editor: Tong Xinxin 丨CCTV.com

02-26-2016 14:32 BJT

Full coverage: 2016 NPC & CPPCC Sessions

By Xu Huan, associate researcher, deputy director, editorial office of Foreign Theoretical Trends

The 4th Session of the 12th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC, China’s top advisory body) and the National People's Congress (NPC, China’s top legislature) will be held on March 3 and 5 respectively in Beijing. 

The two sessions are important meetings to deliberate on Beijing's development direction in politics, diplomacy, national defense, economy, culture and society. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Feb.17 presided over the executive meeting of the State Council (China’s cabinet) to discuss the implementation of proposals put forward at the 2015 two sessions. 

Since the two sessions last year, relevant departments of the State Council have strengthened the leadership, transacting 8,001 suggestions and 4,809 proposals, accounting for 97.1% and 96.5% of the total. 

Many policies were issued after absorbing NPC deputes' suggestions and some difficult problems were resolved, which played a positive role in boosting economic development and improving people's livelihoods. 

As spring arrives and the curtain of 2016 two sessions opens up, NPC and CPPCC members nationwide are scheduled to gather in Beijing to discuss reform and development, consult state affairs and endorse the building of a moderately prosperous society. 

The People's Daily on Feb. 24 listed eight highlights for the 2016 two sessions, including the 13th Five-Year Plan, poverty-relief, supply-side reform, the "Belt and Road" Initiative, charity law amendment, judicial system reform, green development and institutional anti-corruption measures. 

On the same day, the CRI website also issued eight hot topics, including the 13th Five-Year Plan, the fight against poverty, supply-side reform, the "red line" on environmental protection, "noise" of anti-corruption, Chinese army in a new era, Made in China 2025, internet plus, and the community of common destiny.

Since 2016 is the first year of the 13th Five-Year Plan and the decisive stage in building a moderately prosperous society, the 13th Five-Year Plan will be given priority at the oncoming two sessions’ agenda. 

Hence, the two sessions should emphasize a good start for the 13th Five-Year Plan and the "counting down" of building a moderately prosperous society in 2020.  The 5th plenary session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China approved the 13th Five-Year Plan, which clarified Beijing's development plan in the next five years. 

How to implement development concepts including innovation, coordination, green development, opening-up and inclusiveness? How to guarantee the medium-high growth pace of the economy, the general improvement of people's living standards? 

How to ensure significant progress of a national governance system and capability? How to implement the central government's policies and building a moderately prosperous society as scheduled? The world will get answers at the two sessions. 

Dubbed the "date in Spring", the two sessions are highly-anticipated by the Chinese people and the world. As the world's second largest economy and the largest trade partner for more than 120 countries, China has provided common development opportunities for the world. 

Over 60 countries have recognized China's development concepts of consultation, co-construction, sharing and peace, joined in the "Belt and Road" Initiative. The two sessions can draw on the wisdom of the masses.

China's economic growth target and reform policies will be the most talked about topics at the two sessions. The international community would pay close attention to China's anti-poverty, environmental protections, rule by law, as well as anti-corruption efforts. 

 

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