China's top political advisory body is to start its annual session Tuesday, with the focus on addressing global financial crisis.
The first press conference of the second session of 11th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) is held at the Press Conference Hall of the Great Hall of the People, March 2, 2009. It attracts a great number of journalists from home and abroad.
The Second Session of the 11th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) will open Tuesday afternoon and last nine days, said spokesman for the session Zhao Qizheng at a press conference Monday.
The session's secretariat said political advisors have submitted 296 proposals as of 5 p.m. Monday, with economy, employment and infrastructure being the main concerns as the global financial crisis unfolded.
Members of the CPPCC National Committee have shown great concerns about the economy. Some of them are optimistic about the goal of an 8-percent economic growth this year while others think it is difficult to realize, Zhao said.
China can achieve the goal through its efforts, said Zhao. China must try all means to ensure stable and rapid economic development and strive for the target in order to ride through the crisis, as the country's political advisors all agree.
Jia Qinglin, chairman of the 11th CPPCC National Committee, will deliver a report on the work of the CPPCC National Committee's Standing Committee over the past year, while Zhang Rongming, vice-chairwoman of the 11th CPPCC National Committee, will report how the suggestions and proposals from CPPCC members were handled since the last session, Zhao said.