The first annual session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) will convene on March 5, 2013, during which top state leaders including the country's president will be elected.
The 30th meeting of the 11th NPC Standing Committee, which concluded in Beijing Friday, passed a decision setting forth suggestions for the agenda of the session, which will last for about two weeks.
According to the decision, the session will elect the chairperson and vice chairpersons of the NPC Standing Committee, as well as the country's president and vice president. It will also decide on the list of the State Council's premier and vice premiers, as well as state councilors and ministers for government departments.
The meeting will elect the chairperson of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China, and heads of the Supreme People's Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate.
The agenda also includes reading and approving the government report, checking and approving reports on the implementation of the annual plan on national economic and social development in 2012 and the draft plan on national economic and social development in 2013, and checking and approving reports on the implementation of the central and local budgets in 2012 and the draft central and local budgets in 2013.
The session will also hear and deliberate three work reports by the NPC Standing Committee, the Supreme People's Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate, respectively, and a State Council plan on institutional reform.
The NPC is the highest institution through which the Chinese people exercise their state power.
In 1953, China held people's congresses at different levels. In 1954, the 1st NPC was convened, marking the establishment of the people's congress system in China.
All administrative, judicial, procuratorial and military organs and other state-level institutions are accountable to the NPC and supervised by it.