|Zhang Dejiang, executive chairperson of the presidium of the second session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC), presides over the third meeting of the presidium at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 12, 2014. [Xinhua/Li Xueren]|
According to the NPC rules, the resignation of members of the NPC Standing Committee will need a final confirmation from the NPC full session.
The NPC Standing Committee accepted the resignation of Wang Xiao and Chen Sixi last June and submitted their resignation reports to this session, the statement explained.
The Presidium also approved a report on motions raised by NPC deputies at this session.
A total of 468 motions have been raised by nearly 3,000 deputies at this session by March 9, 98.5 percent of which were about legislation, said Wang Wanbin, deputy secretary-general of the session.
Most of the motions are related to reform and governance, he said.
Before the presidium's meeting, executive chairpersons of the presidium met for the second time to discuss these documents.
Shen Qifang, deputy to China's National People's Congress (NPC), speaks at a press conference for the second session of the 12th NPC on education reform in Beijing, capital of China, March 11, 2014.
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