China's Top Political Advisory Body Receives 500 Proposals

February 24, 2016
Editor: Frank Zhao
The closing meeting of the third session of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) is held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 13, 2015. Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), presided over the closing meeting. [File Photo/Xinhua/Li Xueren]

China's top political advisory body has received around 500 proposals to be considered at the upcoming annual session which convenes in Beijing in early march, a spokesperson said yesterday.

More than 460 suggestions came from the non-communist parties and the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce; the rest were submitted by members of the top political advisory body, the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

This year, the CPPCC has followed the principle of focusing on the quality of proposals, instead of quantity.

"Last year the third session of the 12th CPPCC received 400 collective proposals, up 14.9 percent; meanwhile, since last March, more than 5,000 suggestions have been dealt with or responded to." said Sun Gan, chairperson of the advisory body's Bills Committee.

Sun noted that the agencies responsible for the grassroots suggestions used different methods to communicate with members who submitted them, such as via phone, seminars and through face-to-face visits.

The CPPCC is set to open its annual grand gathering next week. As an advisory organization, it will provide suggestions for national policy, regulations and legislation.

(Source: People's Daily/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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