The presidium of the current Second Session of the 10th National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, held its third meeting Saturday afternoon.
The meeting, presided over by Wu Bangguo, executive chairman of the presidium, endorsed to submit the final version of the draft amendment to the Constitution for vote at the full-member session.
Meanwhile, the presidium submit the draft resolutions concerning the work report of the NPC's Standing Committee and the work reports of the Supreme People's Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate to the delegations of deputies for examination and deliberation and to the plenary session for vote.
The presidium set forth a draft resolution on approval of the resignations by members of NPC Standing Committee, Hua Fuzhong and Zhang Geng, which was then voted by the presidium to be forwarded to all delegations of deputies and submitted for vote at the plenary session.
Sheng Huaren, vice secretary-general of the Second Session of the 10th NPC, said in his report to the presidium meeting that the session's Secretariat had conducted meticulous and case-by-case analysis on all the 1,374 motions received from NPC deputies, according to the NPC's Organization Law. He also proposed that 641 motions of these motions, which were in compliance with the requirements set by NPC, be taken as bills to be submitted to the NPC's relevant special committees, such as legal committee, financial and economic committees.
The 641 motions would be placed on agendas of the NPC plenary meetings or the NPC's Standing Committee's meetings, after careful studies by those special committees. And the 733 other motions would transferred as NPC deputies' proposals, criticisms or ideas to be handled by the executive offices via the administrative organs of the NPC Standing Committee.
The meeting adopted the report through voting.
By the deadline at 6 pm last Wednesday, the legislature had received 1,374 motions, a record high since the motion delivery system was first introduced at the First Session of the Sixth NPC convened in 1983.
The issues the NPC deputies were concerned most at the current NPC session cover agriculture, rural areas and farmers, as more than 10 percent of these motions were pertaining to these thorny problems.
(Xinhua News Agency March 14, 2004)