China's top advisory body is due to end its annual full session
Thursday afternoon after discussing state issues of common concern
and a report on the work of the advisory body.
The Fifth Session of the Tenth National Committee of the Chinese
People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), which opened on
March 3, has been attended by more than 2,100 advisors from across
The CPPCC members have been present at the annual session of the
10th National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature,
hearing and discussing the report on the government work by Premier
Wen Jiabao, reports on the work of the Supreme People's Court and
the Supreme People's Procuratorate, and the drafts of property
right law and enterprise income tax law.
The advisors also discussed the work report submitted by the
Standing Committee of the CPPCC National Committee, and put forward
a great number of proposals.
The advisors attended three plenary meetings that focused on
economy, social and cultural development, and political
construction during the session.
Founded in 1949, the CPPCC National Committee, with elite
members of various social sectors, serves as a think tank for the
government and for the country's legislative and judicial
As an open forum where the ruling Communist Party, non-Communist
parties of China and people with no party affiliations discuss
state affairs freely and on an equal footing, the CPPCC National
Committee has been the manifestation of China's socialist
(Xinhua News Agency March 14, 2007)