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Monday, March 13, 2017, 18:37

CPC holds consultative meeting on senior political advisor election

By Xinhua
CPC holds consultative meeting on senior political advisor election
Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee, presided over the closing meeting of the fifth session of the 12th National Committee of the CPPCC, the national advisory body, on March 13, 2017. (Photo / Xinhua)

BEIJING - The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee held a consultative meeting to solicit opinions on a candidate list for the election of a new senior political advisor.

The CPC Central Committee said that the meeting on a senior political advisor election was held on February 22

The CPC Central Committee said in a statement on Monday that the meeting was held on February 22. Entrusted by the CPC Central Committee, Yu Zhengsheng, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, presided over the meeting.

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Yu, also chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee, delivered a report on the election of a new senior official of the CPPCC National Committee to representatives of non-Communist parties, the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, and those without party affiliation.

Praising these consultative meetings as a good tradition of the CPC, Yu encouraged participants to fully express their opinions and give suggestions.

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Leaders of non-Communist parties and the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, as well as representatives of people without party affiliation, agreed that the candidate list was made with careful consideration and expressed support for it.

Senior CPC officials Sun Chunlan and Zhao Leji also attended the meeting.

CPC holds consultative meeting on senior political advisor election
The fifth session of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the national advisory body, is set to conclude its annual session on March 13, 2017. (Photo / Xinhua)

The latest session approved the method for electing new chairpersons for the fifth session of the 12th CPPCC National Committee and a list of candidates for vice chairpersons of the 12th CPPCC National Committee.

The meeting also approved a draft resolution on the work report of the Standing Committee of the 12th CPPCC National Committee over the past year, a draft report on the proposals submitted by CPPCC National Committee members to the annual session this year, as well as the draft political resolution of the annual session.

Political advisors also raised proposals on how to better perform their duties in consultative oversight.

Before the plenary meeting, Yu presided over a chairpersons' meeting, which heard reports on the ongoing session and reviewed various reports and the draft resolution.

In addition, another plenary meeting held on Friday approved a decision to remove Sun Huaishan from his posts as a member of the Standing Committee of the 12th CPPCC National Committee, head of the Committee for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Compatriots and Overseas Chinese of the CPPCC National Committee, as well as a member of the 12th CPPCC National Committee.

The meeting also approved a decision to disqualify Ma Shixia as a member of the 12th CPPCC National Committee,

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