Get to know the NPC and CPPCC


How did the CPPCC get its name?

The Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) was jointly founded by the Communist Party of China (CPC), non-Communist political parties, the democrats with no party affiliations, people's organizations and public figures prior to the People's Republic of China.

What is the CPPCC's composition?

The CPPCC has the National Committee and various local committees under its jurisdiction.

What is the nature of the CPPCC?

The charter of CPPCC stipulates that the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference is a united front organization with wide ranging representation. It is an important organ of multi-party cooperation and political consultation under the leadership of the CPC.

What constitutes democratic supervision?

Democratic supervision covers areas such as the implementation of the Constitution, laws and state regulations.

What are the primary functions of the CPPCC?

The primary functions of the CPPCC include conducting political consultation and democratic supervision, and organizing member parties, organizations and people from various ethnic groups to discuss and manage state affairs.

What are the rights of CPPCC members?

CPPCC members (including members of both the National Committee and local committees at various levels) have following rights.

What are the duties of CPPCC members?

Abiding by the CPPCC charter, etc..

At which meeting do members of the National Committee and local committees of the CPPCC have the right to vote and stand for election? What other rights do they have?

Members of the CPPCC National Committee and local committees have the right to vote and stand for election at meetings of CPPCC. They also have the right to voice their opinions and offer criticism on the work of CPPCC.

When did representatives from non-state-owned enterprises first become members of the CPPCC National Committee?

In March 1993, over 20 presidents and general managers from private businesses and joint ventures attended the First Plenary Session of the Eighth National Committee of CPPCC, representing the non-state economic sector.

What's the difference between motions from CPPCC members and bills from deputies of people's congress?

Motions from CPPCC members differ from bills of people's congress deputies. The people's congress is a body of power. A bill has legal effect once it has been adopted.

What are the general principles guiding the work of CPPCC?

Political consultation means that CPPCC conducts consultations on the country's basic policies and important issues relating to political, economic, cultural and social affairs before a decision is made and implemented.

What form of democratic supervision does the CPPCC provide?

Resolutions adopted by the plenary sessions of the CPPCC National Committee or Standing Committee, etc..

Who participates in the management of state affairs?

Various non-Communist political parties, democrats with no party affiliations and patriotic people are invited to take part in discussions on the management of state affairs.

Which parties and organizations can join the CPPCC?

All political parties and public organizations that support the CPPCC charter may sit on the National Committee, after deliberation and approval by the Standing Committee of the CPPCC National Committee.

What are CPPCC motions and proposals?

Motions refer to opinions and proposals on major issues covering state or local policies and social life put forward by members of CPPCC to CPPCC organizations and to the people's congress and people's government.
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