China / Politics

Chinese government takes advice on board

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-03-24 17:23

BEIJING - A total of 5,875 proposals made by Chinese political advisors during the annual "two sessions" were passed to the relevant government departments to deal with on Monday.

At the hand-over meeting, Du Qinglin, vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the political advisory body, called on departments to follow up these proposals with concrete action and stressed that proposals must be treated transparently, under supervision.

Representatives from 156 government departments attended the meeting.The 5,875 proposals concern the country's economic development and social governance. Among them, more than 1,000 proposals pertain to reform, and close to 1,000 proposals to sustainable development.

About 1,500 proposals focused on improving quality of life, some 600 on pollution and the environment, and over 500 on the modernization of government.

Political advisors also offered suggestions on promoting core socialist values and the modernization of national defense and the army.

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