Li Zhanshu, chairman of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, presides over a meeting of the Leading Party Members' Group of the 13th NPC Standing Committee to study Xi Jinping's thought on the system of people's congresses, in Beijing, capital of China, May 21, 2018. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi)
BEIJING, May 22 (Xinhua) -- The Leading Party Members' Group of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee held a meeting Monday to study Xi Jinping's thought on the system of people's congresses.
Li Zhanshu, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, presided over the meeting and made a speech.
Xi's thought on the system of people's congresses is an important part of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, said a statement issued after the meeting.
After the study, legislators have a deeper understanding of the system and the significance of carrying it on in the long run, the statement said.
They are aware that legislators should enhance confidence in the system, which has demonstrated great political advantages and effectiveness, and continue to perfect it, the statement said.
Stressing that upholding the Party's leadership is a political principle for people's congresses, the statement said the NPC Standing Committee should firmly safeguard the authority and core status of Xi, as well as the authority and centralized, unified leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee with Xi at the core.
The NPC Standing Committee will set the priorities of its work according to the Party and state's agenda, and ensure complete implementation of policies of the CPC Central Committee, the statement said.
The Leading Party Members' Group of the 13th NPC Standing Committee will promptly report "important meetings, major issues, and important matters" to the CPC Central Committee.
Efforts will also be made to further develop theories about people's congresses and improve the system, the statement said.