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99% of advisors' proposals handled or replied

Updated: 2009-03-03 16:51

BEIJING -- More than 99 percent of the proposals from China's political advisors over the past year received response from relative departments or handled in line with the country's laws and regulations, said a senior political advisor Tuesday.

Zhang Rongming, vice-chairwoman of the 11th National Committee of the  Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), made the remarks at the opening meeting of the annual session of the country's top advisory body.

She delivered a report at the meeting on how the suggestions and proposals from CPPCC members were handled since the last session in 2008.

The political consultants raised 5,056 proposals on politics, economy, science, ecological conservation and other issues into file over the past year, of which 99.03 percent had received due consideration or had been handled in line with China's laws and regulations, as of February 20, 2009, said Zhang.

Political advisors had made constructive suggestions on important issues, and served the overall interests of the country in the past year said Zhang, adding that some proposals had made important contribution to harmonious society building.

Founded in 1949, the CPPCC consists of elite members of the Chinese society who are willing to serve the think tank for the government and for the country's legislative and judicial organs.

As an open forum where the ruling CPC, non-Communist parties and people without party affiliation discuss state affairs freely and on an equal footing, the CPPCC has been the manifestation of China's socialist democracy.

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.