CPPCC Interview 03-03-2004 13:06

The annual session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference is to open this (Wednesday) afternoon as scheduled, and will be highlighted by a report of the work of the Standing Committee of the 10th CPPCC National Committee.

This year, there will be 2,229 members from around the country participating in the session. In this afternoon's plenary session, Chairman of the CPPCC National Committee Jia Qingling will deliver a report, a job previously done by the vice chairman. Other than the regular hearing and discussion of the work report and several other documents, there will be several special items on the agenda this year. One of the most important tasks is to revise the CPPCC charter, but no details of the revision have been released yet. The members will be joining the National People's Congress, as non-voting members, for discussion on amendments to the constitution.

The number of reporters this year is expected to surpass the number of CPPCC members. There will be over 2,000 journalists from home and aboard covering both the NPC and CPPCC sessions.

Proposals put forward by CPPCC members have always attracted attention from reporters and the public. Which of this year's proposals have made the biggest headlines? What are the hottest issues being discussed?

The proposals usually get more attention than the session itself. Because the CPPCC members come from all walks of life, including experts, scholars and professionals from different fields, the proposals they have brought cover a wide range of issues.

The CPPCC spokesman said that by yesterday afternoon, they had received more than 300 proposals, and the number is expected to rise quickly. Normally, over 3,000 proposals are submitted every year.

This year, the rejuvenation of the industrial base in northeast China and the livelihood of farmers will be among the issues receiving the most attention from the CPPCC members.

At the same time, anti-corruption, food and drug safety, restructuring of state banks and the development of the non-state-owned economy will also come under the spotlight.


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