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Annual Session of China's Top Advisory Body to Open Monday

The First Session of the 11th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the country's top political advisory body, will open on Monday afternoon and last 11 days.

The conference is due to end on the morning of March 14, Wu Jianmin, spokesman for the session, told a press conference on Sunday.

Jia Qinglin, chairman of the 10th CPPCC National Committee, will deliver a report on the work of the CPPCC National Committee's Standing Committee over the past year, while Zhang Meiying, vice chairperson of the 10th CPPCC National Committee, will report how the suggestions and proposals from CPPCC members were handled since the last session, Wu said.

More than 2,000 CPPCC members, coming throughout the country, are expected to discuss the report on government work delivered by Premier Wen Jiabao, plan on the restructuring of central departments under the State Council, reports on the work of the Supreme People's Court and Supreme People's Procuratorate, he said.

They will also elect chairperson, vice chairpersons and secretary-general of the 11th CPPCC National Committee, and also members of the Standing Committee of the 11th CPPCC National Committee, he said.

In addition, the political advisors will adopt a political resolution, several other resolutions and reports at the annual session, he added.

(Xinhua News Agency March 2, 2008)

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