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9,180 proposals submitted to China's annual legislative session

Xinhua | Updated: 2020-06-10 10:32

BEIJING -- Deputies to the third session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC), China's national legislature, submitted a record high of 9,180 proposals to the session, according to data made public Tuesday.

A total of 472 proposals were on reforming the health care system and the number of proposals on epidemic prevention registered a 179-percent increase from last year, according to a meeting held on the handling of proposals, criticisms and opinions put forward by national lawmakers.

Addressing the meeting, Wang Chen, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and vice chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, urged following a people-centered approach in handling the proposals.

Wang lauded the high-quality proposals submitted by lawmakers and stressed translating the proposals into concrete measures for deepening reform and advancing development.

The proposals will be handled by nearly 200 state organs and relevant departments. The NPC Standing Committee has preliminarily set nine priority topics of the proposals, which are categorized into four aspects including improving the national public health emergency management system and coordinating epidemic control and economic and social development.

The third session of the 13th NPC was held from May 22 to 28.

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