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China´s top legislature ends annual session

Source: Xinhua | 03-13-2009 09:23

Special Report:   2009 NPC & CPPCC Sessions

BEIJING, March 13 (Xinhua) -- The Second Session of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, began its closing meeting here Friday morning, presided over by Wu Bangguo, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee.

The closing meeting of the Second Session of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC) is held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 13, 2009.(Xinhua Photo)
The closing meeting of the Second Session of the 11th 
National People's Congress (NPC) is held at the Great Hall 
of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 13, 2009.
(Xinhua Photo)

President Hu Jintao and other top leaders attended the closing meeting.

Lawmakers endorsed a government work report delivered by Premier Wen Jiabao on March 5 that called on the nation to promote economic and social development and outlined an all-around stimulus plan to shore up economy amid global downturn.

Wen's report was approved with 2,824 votes from the 2,898 NPC deputies present at the closing meeting.

Wen said in the report that the country is "able to achieve" an economic growth at about 8 percent as long as right policies are implemented.

While delivering a closing speech, Wu Bangguo hailed this NPC session as a "complete success".

He said NPC deputies "earnestly" performed their duty according to the law and actively put forward proposals.