Candidates of China's new leadership finalized
Updated: 2008-03-14 19:09
The candidate namelist for China's top leaders, including top lawmaker, president and vice-president of the state, and chairman of the Central Military Commission, was finalized Friday afternoon.
The Fourth Presidium meeting of the First Session of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC) adopted by voting the final namelist of candidates of the chairman, vice-chairpersons, secretary-general and members of the 11th NPC Standing Committee, president and vice-president of the state, and chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China.
The namelist, originally proposed at Wednesday's Third Presidium meeting for discussion among all delegations, will be put on voting at a plenary meeting of the NPC session on Saturday.
The presidium also voted to decide to put for voting a draft resolution on the plan of institutional restructuring of the State Council at the plenary meeting.
Wang Wanbin, vice secretary-general of the First Session of the11th NPC, made a report on the handling of motions proposed by NPC deputies.
Wang said a total of 462 motions had been received by the deadline for accepting motions from NPC deputies, and 460 of them were set forth through the joint endorsement of more than 30 lawmakers and the other two were proposed by delegations.
According to him, the motions cover a wide range of issues in the economic, political and cultural fields. A majority of the motions focus on legislation for improving people's livelihood and for transforming government functions and deepening reform of the administrative system.
There are also many motions targeting at improving the socialist legal system with Chinese characteristics. Some 213 legislation items are covered by these motions.
"All the motions are well-prepared and of high quality," said Wang.
Friday's Presidium meeting also voted to adopt a report on the handling of the lawmakers' motions.