China's top political advisor said Friday the national advisory body would have to contribute to decisions on major national and global challenges at its annual session next month.
This year would be crucial for the country's development, said Jia Qinglin, chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee.
Jia Qinglin (C Front), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), attends the fourth meeting of the Standing Committee of the 11th CPPCC National Committee in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 27, 2009. The meeting went to a successful conclusion here Friday. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)
CPPCC members would "conduct research and give targeted and effective opinions and proposals, to provide the (ruling Communist) Party and the government with reference and data for their decision-making", he told a meeting of the Standing Committee of the CPPCC National Committee.
The Standing Committee members confirmed that the Second Session of the 11th CPPCC National Committee would open on March 3.
Wang Gang, a vice chairman of the CPPCC National Committee, presided over the Standing Committee meeting at which members approved the agenda for the annual session and work reports of the Standing Committee of the CPPCC National Committee and the handling of proposals submitted to the First Session last year. Source: Xinhua