Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), presides over the closing meeting of the fifth session of the 12th National Committee of the CPPCC at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 13, 2017 (XINHUA)
Political advisors nationwide whole-heartedly uphold the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee with Xi Jinping as the core, Chinese top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng said on March 13.
Yu made the remarks at the closing meeting of the fifth session of the 12th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee.
Yu, chairman of the CPPCC National Committee, said that political advisors are inspired by the remarkable achievements of the Party and the nation since the 18th CPC National Congress in late 2012.
"Political advisors are full of confidence in the bright prospect of the great cause of socialism with Chinese characteristics," Yu said, hailing this year's session as a success in upholding democracy, gathering consensus and boosting solidarity.
Since the 18th CPC National Congress, the CPC Central Committee with Xi as the core has united and led Chinese people of all ethnic groups to promote the country's overall approach to building socialism with Chinese characteristics, pushing forward coordinated economic, political, cultural, social and ecological progress.
Yu said efforts have been made to promote the "four comprehensives"—to comprehensively build a moderately prosperous society, deepen reform, advance rule of law and govern the CPC strictly.
Noting that the 19th CPC National Congress will be held in the second half of this year, Yu called on political advisors to raise their awareness of political integrity, overall situation, the core and conformity with the CPC Central Committee with Xi as the core.
He urged them to stick to the CPC leadership more consciously, unite around the CPC Central Committee with Xi as the core more closely, and implement decisions and policies made by the CPC Central Committee more resolutely.
Political advisors should offer more of their insights and contribute to China's economic and social development, and help improve the Chinese people's well-being, Yu said, adding they must also strengthen self-discipline.
CPC and state leaders Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli attended the closing meeting at the Great Hall of the People.
A political resolution adopted at the meeting underscored the basic tone of "seeking progress while maintaining stability," calling for efforts to push forward the work of the Party and the state in various sectors.
Efforts will be made to implement new development concepts, promote supply-side structural reform, improve the people's livelihood and ensure all the people can share the fruits of reform equally, the political resolution read.
The CPPCC is a patriotic united front organization of the Chinese people, serving as a key mechanism for multi-party cooperation and political consultation under the leadership of the CPC.
On March 13, the national political advisors also approved a report on the work of the Standing Committee of the 12th CPPCC National Committee over the past year, and a report on the proposals submitted by CPPCC National Committee members to the annual session this year.
National political advisors submitted 5,769 proposals over the past year. Among them, 4,279 were formalized after being reviewed and 1,159 were listed as opinions and suggestions. Some proposals were combined with other proposals or withdrawn.
Of the total, 1,718 centered on economic affairs and 322 on political issues. There are also 1,344 and 460 proposals on social affairs and cultural progress respectively.
As of February 20 this year, 99.84 percent of the proposals raised by the political advisors had been dealt with by relevant departments.
(Xinhua News Agency March 13, 2017)