Deputies urged to help advance modernization

Developing whole-process people's democracy vital, top legislator says

By CAO YIN | CHINA DAILY | Updated: 2024-03-12 06:58
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Zhao Leji, chairman of the National People's Congress Standing Committee, delivers a speech on Monday at the closing meeting of the second session of the 14th NPC in Beijing. FENG YONGBIN/CHINA DAILY

Stressing the importance of developing whole-process people's democracy, China's top legislator called on national lawmakers on Monday to unite and gather strength to continuously promote Chinese modernization and realize people's aspirations for a better life.

"With a people-centered development concept, we'll fully respect the will expressed by the people, the experience they have created, the rights they have, and the role they play to stimulate the enthusiasm and vitality of the whole of society and build up a powerful force of unity," Zhao Leji, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, said as the top legislature wrapped up its annual session on Monday.

At the closing meeting of the second session of the 14th NPC, deputies voted to approve resolutions on the Government Work Report, the national economic and social development plan for 2024 and the central budget for 2024.

They also passed resolutions on the work reports of the NPC Standing Committee, the Supreme People's Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate, and the revised Organic Law of the State Council.

The amended law, taking a people-centered approach to law enforcement, optimizes the workflow and functions of the central government, clarifying that all those working for the State Council must exercise power by the rule of law to build a law-based government that the people are satisfied with.

Zhao called on all NPC deputies to work hard and concentrate their efforts to achieve the annual economic and social development goals, and unswervingly promote Chinese modernization.

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