The Second Plenary Session of the 17th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) closed on Wednesday with a pledge to deepen political reform.(Xinhua Photo)
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) holds a political consultative meeting in Beijing on Wednesday, to solicit opinions on government reform from non-communist representatives.
The meeting was presided by Chinese President Hu Jintao, who is also the General Secretary of CPC Central Committee.
The country should deepen the reform of administrative system and the institutional restructuring of the State Council, the Cabinet, in time as these are critical for a better socialist market economy, socialist democratic politics development, advanced socialist culture building, and the undertaking of scientific development and social harmony, according to Hu.
The documents on deepening the reform of the country's administrative system and the institutional restructuring of the State Council have been carefully studied and opinions on the documents have been solicited from many sectors of the society, Hu said.
The documents will be handed over to the upcoming First Session of the Eleventh National People's Congress (NPC), the top legislature, Hu said.
The meeting also discussed the candidate lists for state leaders and leading members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).
The election of state leaders and leading members of CPPCC is critical for building a government supported by the people, thoroughly applying the Scientific Outlook on Development and upholding the spirit of the 17th CPC National Congress, Hu said.