|Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), presides over the closing meeting of the second session of the 12th National Committee of the CPPCC in Beijing, capital of China, March 12, 2014. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)|
BEIJING, March 12 (Xinhua) -- The 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), China's top political advisory body, began the closing meeting of its annual session on Wednesday.
Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the CPPCC National Committee, presided over the closing meeting held in the Great Hall of the People in the heart of Beijing.
Top Communist Party of China (CPC) and state leaders Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli attended the closing meeting.
The session, which opened on March 3, approved the report on the work of the Standing Committee of the 12th CPPCC National Committee over the past year.
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, and a major manifestation of socialist democracy.
Members of the CPPCC are representatives of the CPC and non-Communist parties, personages without party affiliation, and representatives of people's organizations, ethnic minorities and various social strata.
The CPPCC also has the representation of compatriots of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, returned overseas Chinese, and specially invited people.