|Chinese Premier Li Keqiang presides over a symposium to solicit opinions from leaders of non-communist political parties on the draft of an annual government work report in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 10, 2014. (Xinhua/Ma Zhancheng)
BEIJING, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday held a symposium to solicit opinions from leaders of non-communist political parties on the draft of an annual government work report.
Leaders shared their views on the government's work in 2013 and made suggestions on the work in 2014 at the symposium, according to a statement issued after the gathering.
The participants offered suggestions in a wide range of areas, including deepened reforms of the administrative system, the national marine economy strategy, resolving overcapacity and reforms to the medical and healthcare system.
Chen Changzhi, chairman of the Central Committee of the China National Democratic Construction Association, said that the market should play a better role in resolving overcapacity, and that management of government debt should be enhanced.
Yan Junqi, chairwoman of the Central Committee of the China Association for Promoting Democracy, said that the government should focus more on building a sound environment of ruling by law and fair competition.
Li exchanged ideas on major topics with the group and expressed his thanks to non-communist parties and the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, as well as personages without party affiliation for their long-term support for the government's work.
The premier said that the State Council, or China's Cabinet, will seriously study and adopt their opinions, adding that consensus needs to be built in order to resolve challenging issues in development and push forward reform.
A number of senior officials including vice Premier Zhang Gaoli also attended the symposium.
China has eight non-communist political parties that participate in state affairs under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Under the multi-party cooperation system, the CPC and non-communist parties work together and supervise each other.
State Council discusses draft government work report
BEIJING, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- China's State Council, or the Cabinet, on Thursday convened its second plenary meeting to discuss a draft government work report to be delivered at the top legislature's annual session in March.
After the meeting, which was presided over by Premier Li Keqiang and attended by vice premier Zhang Gaoli and other members, the State Council decided to send the draft government work report to provincial regions in order to solicit opinions. The government work report is delivered by China's premier to its National People's Congress at the top legislature's annual session. It serves as a general guideline for the government's work as it reviews progress in the previous year, makes plans and sets targets for the current year. Full story
Lawmakers give opinions on draft work report
BEIJING, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- China's top legislature on Friday held a symposium to solicit suggestions from lawmakers on its draft work report to be delivered in the upcoming annual session in March.
Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), presided over the Beijing symposium, which was also attended by NPC deputies. Full story