Top political advisory body's annual session to open Saturday
The National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the country's top political advisory body, will open its annual session on Saturday afternoon in Beijing, a spokesperson said Friday.
The session is set to conclude in the morning of March 15, Wang Guoqing, spokesperson for the first session of the 13th National Committee of the CPPCC, told a press conference.
An amendment to the CPPCC charter will be put under deliberation and adopted at the session, Wang said.
Election of new leadership for the top advisory body is also on the agenda, Wang noted.
During the session, political advisors will hear and deliberate a report about the work of the Standing Committee of the CPPCC National Committee and a report on how the proposals from political advisors had been handled since the previous session, according to Wang.
The political advisors will be present at the first session of the 13th National People's Congress as non-voting participants, hearing and discussing reports including a government work report, Wang added.
They will also discuss a draft revision to China's Constitution and a draft law on supervision.
The CPPCC is an important organ for multiparty cooperation and political consultation under the leadership of the Communist Party of China. It is an important means of promoting socialist democracy.