As of 2:00 p.m. Friday Chinese political advisors presented
4,516 proposals at their annual full session, said Zhang Yi, deputy
head of a working group in charge of collecting the proposals.
Most proposals focus on the issues of concern of the public,
such as modern agriculture, technological innovation, health care
reform, environmental protection and income gap, Zhang said. On the
whole, 45 percent of the proposals are related to economic
The political advisors are attending the Fifth Session of the
Tenth National Committee of the Chinese People's Political
Consultative Conference (CPPCC).
Friday is the last day for the CPPCC National Committee members
to submit proposals.
The country's top advisory body received 5,030 proposals at the
annual session last year. However, the quality of the proposals has
improved this year, said Zhang.
(Xinhua News Agency March 10, 2007)