Special Report: NPC, CPPCC Annual Sessions 2008
BEIJING, March 16 (Xinhua) -- Wen Jiabao was approved
Sunday morning by legislators to start another five-year term as Chinese
premier, and Guo Boxiong and Xu Caihou were approved to be vice-chairmen of the
Central Military Commission (CMC) of the People's Republic of China.
Liang Guanglie, Chen Bingde, Li Jinai, Liao Xilong,
Chang Wanquan, Jing Zhiyuan, Wu Shengli and Xu Qiliang were approved to be CMC
Through secret ballot, Wang Shengjun was elected
president of the Supreme People's Court, while Cao Jianming was elected
procurator-general of the Supreme People's Procuratorate.
China's Constitution stipulates that the candidate
for premier of the State Council shall be nominated by the president of the
state, and the candidates for vice-chairmen and members of the CMC shall be
named by the CMC chairman. All the candidates are subject to voting at the
National People's Congress (NPC), the parliament.
A total of 2,968 NPC deputies attended the sixth
plenary meeting of the First Session of the 11th NPC on Sunday.