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Wang Yang elected Chairman of China’s top political advisory body

- Anuj Kumar Adhikari, BEIJING

Mar 14, 2018-China on Wednesday elected Wang Yang as the chairman of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the top political advisory body. The voting took place at the fourth plenary meeting of the first session of the 13th CPPCC National Committee at The Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

CPPCC is the Chinese state organ that is regarded as an important institution for multiparty cooperation and political consultations under the leadership of Communist Party of China (CPC). It promotes socialist democracy in China politics.

Born in 1955, the 63-year-old had joined the CPC at the age of 20.

He was elected as a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in October last year.

CPPCC does not exert political influence but imposes constraints on political power. It suggests and put forth proposals for reforms, advances law-based governance, enhances people-centred approach to development, develop consultative democracy within CPPCC and strengthen democratic oversight in governance. 

Published: 14-03-2018 20:26

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