National People's Congress
Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference
Deputies in Brief
Meeting Agenda
The Ninth National People's Congress begined from March 5, 2002.
The CPPCC begined at the Great Hall of the People from March 3, 2002.
Premier's Report Revised on Advice from NPC Deputies
A number of revisions had been made to Premier Zhu Rongji's government work report before it was adopted at the closing of the Fifth Session of the Ninth National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing Friday.

It was calculated that revisions were made at 28 places, with 16 regarded as important, on the advice made by NPC deputies and members of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

The most attractive additions are:

It stresses introduction of competition mechanism while breaking monopoly in some industries, gives prominence to intensified strength in controlling corruption from the roots and stresses support to grain producing areas in agricultural development.

Other revisions and additions include:

-- The sentence "Some forms of corruption are relatively conspicuous" in the paragraph on the current economic and social problems, the words "some forms" are deleted.

-- In the paragraph on the second task about increasing support to agriculture, the wording "deepening reform of the rural credit cooperatives" is added after the sentence "...improve financial service to agriculture."

-- After the sentence "we need to continue rectifying and standardizing the markets for construction..." in the Chapter of the same name, the words "real estate market" is added and after the sentence "... improve the system of responsibility for law enforcement and the system of accountability", the sentence "We need to raise the overall quality and level of law-enforcing personnel" is added.

-- To the contents about implementing the strategy of developing the country by relying on science and education is added the sentence "We should promote professional ethics in the academic area." After the sentence "pay full attention to public health and rural medical and health service" in the paragraph on "sustainable development", the contents about increasing investment are added. After the sentence "accelerate the development of social sciences, literature and art, press and publishing, radio and TV and other undertakings", the sentence "persisting in serving the people and socialism" is added.

(Xinhua News Agency March 15, 2002)

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