China’s top political advisory body to hold annual session from March 4 to 11

BEIJING  : The National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the country’s top political advisory body, will start its annual session at 3 p.m. Saturday in Beijing, a spokesperson said Friday.

The first session of the 14th CPPCC National Committee is scheduled to conclude on the afternoon of March 11, Guo Weimin, spokesperson for the session, told a press conference.

During the session, political advisors will hear and deliberate a report about the work of the Standing Committee of the CPPCC National Committee and a report on the work of proposals from political advisors, according to Guo.

The political advisors will be present at the first session of the 14th National People’s Congress as non-voting participants, and will hear and discuss reports including a government work report, Guo added.

An amendment to the CPPCC charter and a political resolution on the first session of the 14th CPPCC National Committee will be reviewed and adopted during the session, Guo said.

The election of a new leadership for the top advisory body is also on the agenda, Guo noted.