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Annual session of top advisory body to open Tuesday

By (Xinhua)
Updated: 2009-03-02 17:05

BEIJING  -- The Second Session of the 11th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the country's top political advisory body, will open Tuesday afternoon and last nine days.

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The conference is due to end on the morning of March 12, Zhao Qizheng, spokesman for the session, told a press conference Monday.

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.

CPPCC National Committee members, coming throughout the country, are expected to discuss the report on government work by Premier Wen Jiabao, reports on the work of the Supreme People's Court and Supreme People's Procuratorate, he said.

During the session, the political advisory body will hold two press conferences on the proposals on how to achieve steady and relatively fast economic growth and the World Expo in Shanghai next year.

The secretariat of the session has received 265 proposals and 307 text statement by the political advisors as of Monday noon, Zhao said.

A total of 2,235 political advisors are expected to attend the session, he added.

An editorial of the People's Daily has called on China's top political advisory body to made due contributions to help the country weather through difficulties.