CPPCC prepares for new conference
By Liu Li (China Daily)
Updated: 2006-03-03 06:10
China's top advisers will have their say on big issues in drafting the 11th
Five-Year Plan such as aiding rural development, technology innovation, energy
saving and environmental protection, as well as the Taiwan question during the
annual plenary session, which starts today.
The messages were conveyed yesterday by Wu Jianmin, spokesman for the
upcoming fourth plenary session of the 10th National Committee of the Chinese
People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), at a press conference.
During the 11-day session, top advisers will discuss the draft of the 11th
Nearly 470 proposals have been received, and more are expected ahead of
Research on the proposals found that CPPCC National Committee members
attached great importance to issues in drafting and implementing the 11th
Some top advisers urged involvement in rural development.
"Infrastructural construction is of vital importance in developing rural
areas," Yang Bangjie, a CPPCC National Committee member who has been engaged in
rural planning for a long time, was quoted by Xinhua as saying.
There is wide gap between urban and rural areas in transportation,
telecommunications and water and electricity supply facilities, Yang said.
"The condition is even worse in the countryside in the western and central
areas," he said.
In addition, the harmonious development of regional economies and the
construction of a harmonious society were also pointed out by the top advisers.
"They also called for improvements to the social security system, an
acceleration of medical reform and the promotion of safety production," Wu told
yesterday's press conference.
As for the Taiwan question, the top political advisory body supports Chinese
leaders' speeches denouncing Taiwan authorities' decision to stop the operation
of the "National Unification Council" and the application of "National
Unification Guidelines," according to Wu.
Wu is president of the China Foreign Affairs University and vice-director of
the Foreign Affairs Committee of the CPPCC National Committee.
According to schedule, top advisers will hear two work reports today from Jia
Qinglin and Luo Haocai, chairman and vice-chairman of the CPPCC National
Wu also said Vice-Premier Huang Ju, who was hospitalised "for physical
unfitness," is recovering.
Huang, 66, is in the nine-member Standing Committee of the Political Bureau
of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.
(China Daily 03/03/2006 page2)