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The First Session of the 11th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) started in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Monday afternoon.

A total of 2,195 CPPCC National Committee members coming throughout the country attended the opening meeting. They will underline major concerns of the nation's development during the annual session scheduled to conclude on March 14.

CPPCC National Committee Chairman Jia Qinglin delivered a keynote report on the work of the Standing Committee of the 10th CPPCC National Committee during the last five years after the session started at 3 PM.

"We gave full rein to the important role of the CPPCC as a political organization and form of democracy," Jia said.

Over the past five years, the CPPCC National Committee members have listened to the government work reports and other important reports, and submitted comments and suggestions about revising the Constitution, formulating important laws and regulations such as the Anti-Secession Law.

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