Chinese-style democracy works, says top political advisor Wang YangChina | 27 May 2020 10:02 pm
At the closing meeting of one of the country's most important political events today in Beijing, China's top political advisor Wang Yang urged the use of modern technology, including big data and the internet, to better fulfill officials' duties, while reiterating the importance of the "Chinese-style democracy" in the advising systems.
"We (CPPCC members) need to follow our missions closely, they are: improving officials' abilities to fulfill their duties and strengthening the effectiveness of our works," Wang, chairman of the CPPCC National Committee, pointed out. "We will have to prevent any sort of formalism and bureaucracy."
In his speech, Wang also touched on "Chinese-style democracy," saying it "works in China and functions well."
"We will continue to effectively organize people and groups from all political parties and ethnic groups to give suggestions to better assist in the country's governance, and collectively work as a whole," Wang stressed.
Essentially, the CPPCC is a creation on the political system by the Communist Party of China (CPC) and all other political parties, personages without party affiliation, people's organizations, and the people of all ethnic groups and all walks of life under the leadership of the CPC.
Among the 2,158 members of the current CPPCC National Committee, 39.8 percent of the total are from the CPC, while non-CPC members account for 60.2 percent.
Hailing the "significant strategic achievement made during the fight against the coronavirus pandemic," Wang called on all CPPCC members to strengthened "consciousnesses of the ideology, the whole, the core, and the line" to consolidate the grand unity of people of all ethnic groups.
In addition, he urged "full preparation" before risks. "With all efforts in, we will for sure conquer any challenges or difficulties," he said.