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"Consultative Democracy" key for China's reform

03-12-2014 13:00 BJT Special Report: 2014 NPC & CPPCC Sessions |

By CCTV reporter Hou Na

China's top political advisory body, the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, has wrapped up its 2014 session. This year, CPPCC members submitted nearly 6,000 proposals on social conditions and public concerns and a political decree was issued for the 2014 session.

Fulfilling their mission for democratic supervision. More than 2,000 members gathered at the Great Hall of the People for the closing of China’s 2014 CPPCC session. CPPCC member Bao peiqing was one of them. The two-term political advisor was keen to hear what Chairman Yu Zhengsheng had to say about the political goals for 2014.

"The CPPCC will carry forward the spirit of keeping pace with the times, forge ahead with determination and engage in practise and innovation. We will further develop deliberative democracy, improving our capacity to play a constructive role in coordinating, while offering advice and suggestions, and serving the overall interests of the country. We will endeavour to play our part in the process of deepening all-round reform. We will devote ourselves to promoting sustainable and healthy economic development, ensuring and improving living standards, and maintaining a stable and harmonious society." Yu said.

Members adopted the Standing Committee’s 2013 work report, as well as a report on proposals reviewed during the session. And they issued a political decree for 2014.

Yu Zhengsheng encouraged political advisers to play a positive role in the economy, politics and social affairs.

This year, CPPCC members submitted nearly 6,000 proposals on social conditions and public concerns, and offered many comments and suggestions.

CPPCC Member Bao peiqing says she’s encouraged to see the new government’s approach to issues of public concerns.

"CPPCC members are the key part of political consultation. ..." Bao said.

Bao has been working in the cultural and educational sectors for decades. She says it’s important for political advisors to stick to the truth and to speak up on important issues.

From streamlining the government, anti-corruption to environmental protection, political advisors have gathered to discuss state affairs, contribute their wisdoms and provide public voices in a way that influences the national policy making.The political advisors have concluded their session, but their duties of political consultation, democratic supervision and participation in the discussion and management of state affairs have just started.

Editor:James |Source: CCTV.com

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