An editorial published in the People's Daily newspaper Monday, March 15, hails and congratulates the successful conclusion of the annual session of China's top legislature.
The 10th National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, held its second annual session here from March 5 to 14.
All deputies agreed that the government work report was truth-seeking and morale-boosting, and the NPC and its standing committee performed well in implementing its role on legislation and supervision, says the editorial of the official newspaper of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee.
During the session, NPC deputies heard and deliberated reports on the work of the government, the NPC Standing Committee, the Supreme Court and Supreme Procuratorate, and on the budget and social and economic development plan.
The editorial notes that a major achievement of the annual session is the approval of the amendment to the country's constitution with the most prominent parts highlighting respect for and protection of human rights and protection of lawful private property.
Other major points of the amendments include the institution ofthe guiding role of the "Three Represents" thought in national political and social life and expressions of coordinated development of material civilization and political and cultural progress, the editorial says.
The editorial says that the people's congress system is a sound system with great advantages and strong vitality to comply with China's realities, and calls for better performance of the NPC and its Standing Committee in improving quality of legislation, exploring new ways of supervision and perfecting the NPC system.
This year will be crucial to building a balanced affluent society, notes the editorial, acknowledging that China still faces hard tasks in reform, development and stability.
It says that China must adhere to the new scientific development concept of taking into account rural and urban development, regional development, economic and social growth, harmonious development of humans and nature, and domestic construction and opening up to the outside world.
China should pursue the overall, sustainable and harmonious economic and social development to achieve a coordinated development of material civilization and political and cultural progress, the editorial says.