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[March 3rd, 2012] Voices & Votes – CPPCC session opens and new media involved

03-03-2012 21:29 BJT Special Report: 2012 NPC & CPPCC Sessions |

Host: Zou Yue

Guest speakers:

- Annie Wu Suk-Ching, member of the standing committee of the CPPCC

- Shi Anbin, deputy dean of School of Journalism and Communication, Tsinghua University

- Yu Zheng, Xinhua New Agency

- Ada Lau, Hong Kong-based Pheonix television

Top political advisor delivers report at CPPCC session






Part 1: China's top political advisory body opens annual session

The annual session of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, known as the CPPCC, has opened in Beijing. For ten days, members will debate various issues concerning the country and people. They will also put forward their proposals on political and social affairs.

Advisors bring up people's concerns

Specific proposals for consideration

Relations between CPC and non-communist parties

Democratic League's voice heard with great attention

How can CPPCC serve the public?

Part 2: New media tools enter political sphere

People have debated the role of internet in the social, political and economic realms of Chinese society, but there’s no denying that its influence is only going to grow further.

Jia Qinglin: Internet helpful for CPPCC members

Political advisors use social media

How can new media change Chinese politics?

Weibo helps express citizens' views

Government use of microblogs

Part 3: Weibo supervision

More and more people today are likely to express their views and opinions on Weibo or other websites. It’s easy to do, and can have a large impact on the public. Even government departments and officials are starting to respond and listen to the views that are expressed. But that’s not without its own problems.

Weibo poll on new media

Increased supervision of gov't officials

Clear expectations among netizens from NPC, CPPCC

Alternate mechanisms for public feedback

Editor:James |Source: CNTV

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