Councilors are urged to maintain a firm political stance

National political advisers attend the closing meeting of the fifth session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, China’s top political advisory body, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Thursday. RAO AIMIN/XINHUA

Higher Advisory Body Concludes Annual Session with Call to Promote Unity

National political advisers were urged to maintain firm faith in the Chinese system and assume political responsibility to pool wisdom and promote unity among the Chinese people, as the annual session of the advisory body supreme policy ended on Thursday.

In a speech to about 2,000 national political advisers at the closing meeting of the fifth session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Wang Yang, chairman of the committee, also urged them to constantly improve their judgment. policy and to look at problems from a political point of view.

President Xi Jinping, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, attended the meeting with other leaders in Beijing.

Wang said CPPCC members from all walks of life may have different opinions on some issues, but their political position should be clear and firm, and their political direction cannot deviate.

It is necessary for them to continuously improve their political judgement, the ability to observe problems with a political perspective, the ability to seek the essence of phenomena in complicated situations and to distinguish between truth and falsehood in the exchange of various thoughts, he said.

“In the face of unprecedented risks and challenges, we will strengthen our confidence in our system,” he said, calling on members to maintain a high degree of consistency with the CPC Central Committee, with Xi at the heart.

Wang also called on the CPPCC to better fulfill its duties to the people, calling on advisers to listen more carefully to people’s voices and address their concerns.

Advisors should come up with suggestions to meet people’s aspirations for a better life and help the Party and government improve people’s well-being, Wang said.

He also called for efforts to promote policies and address people’s doubts, focusing on areas where people feel confused, interests are intertwined and contradictions can easily arise.

At the meeting, the advisers approved a resolution on a work report of the Standing Committee of the CPPCC National Committee, a resolution on a report on the handling of proposals from political advisers since the previous annual session, a report on the consideration of new proposals; and a policy resolution on the fifth session of the 13th CPPCC National Committee.

Wang said the CPPCC, as a specialized advisory body, should improve the quality of consultation, give practical suggestions and avoid formalism.

Considering the complex situation, difficult tasks and diverse ideas, it is necessary to raise the level of consultation to share knowledge, seek solutions and build consensus, he said.

About 6,000 proposals and suggestions were made at this year’s CPPCC session, mainly on economic, political, cultural, social and ecological issues, according to official data.

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