|The second session of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the national advisory body, opens at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 3, 2014. (Xinhua/Xing Guangli)|
BEIJING, March 3 (Xinhua) -- The National Committee of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the country's top political advisory body, started its annual full session in Beijing Monday.
About 2,200 members of the CPPCC National Committee from different sectors across the country will discuss major issues concerning the country's development during the session, which is scheduled to conclude on March 12.
At the opening meeting in the Great Hall of the People, CPPCC National Committee Chairman Yu Zhengsheng delivered a report on the work of the Standing Committee of the CPPCC National Committee in the past year.
Top Communist Party of China (CPC) and state leaders Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli attended the opening meeting.
A silent tribute was observed at the meeting for victims of a terrorist attack at a train station in southwestern Chinese city of Kunming, in which knife-wielding assailants from Xinjiang killed 29 civilians and injured another 143 late Saturday.