Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), attends the 19th meeting of the Standing Committee of the CPPCC National Committee in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 27, 2017. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)
BEIJING, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) -- The Fifth Session of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) will start on March 3.
The decision was approved at the 19th meeting of the Standing Committee of the CPPCC National Committee on Monday. CPPCC National Committee Chairman Yu Zhengsheng attended the meeting.
According to a statement released after the meeting, the proposed agenda of the annual session includes hearing and deliberation on a report about the work of the Standing Committee of the CPPCC National Committee and a report on how the Standing Committee has handled proposals set forth by CPPCC National Committee members since the previous session.
Attendees of the CPPCC National Committee annual session will also be present at the Fifth Session of the 12th National People's Congress as non-voting participants, hearing and discussing a report on the work of the government and discussing a draft of the general provisions of civil law.
The CPPCC is a consultation body. It consists of figures representative of Chinese society who advise the government, and legislative and judicial organs.
BEIJING, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- The annual sessions of China's top legislative and advisory bodies, scheduled to be convened in early March, are expected to discuss and approve a national development framework with some new elements.
The fifth sessions of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) and the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), also known as the "two sessions," will be the first national assembly following a major political meeting in October last year, at which Xi Jinping was endorsed as "the core" of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC).Full Story