Beijing hosted the session of vsekitajsky meeting of national representatives

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Mangalapura in fotomontajes with the flag of China. Archival photoBeijing hosted the session of vsekitajsky meeting of national representatives© RIA Novosti / Alexei Mangalapura the image Bank

The first session of the main legislative body of China — vsekitajsky meeting of national representatives (vsnp) 13-th convocation ended in Beijing on Tuesday with a speech re-elected to the post of President of China XI Jinping, the adoption of the state budget, economic development plan and other documents.

«The people are the Creator of history and a real hero … We are fully confident in our future, nothing will stop us on the way to realize our dream,» said XI, adding that he intends to serve the people of China and never betray the trust he was given all the delegates and all the people of China.

The Chinese leader called on all legislators and government employees always to put in priority the needs of the people, «dedicated» to work in order to satisfy the interests of the people and make them happier.

The session opened in the Chinese capital on March 5 and on a number of parameters differed from those held previously. Session of the national people’s Congress 2018 lasted 5 days longer than usual due to the fairly intense agenda. About 3 thousand deputies from all parts of the country during these 15 days was considered and adopted important proposals and decisions that will determine China’s development in the next five years.

During the session, for the first time since 2004, the amendments were adopted in more than 20 articles of the Constitution of the country, this event has attracted widespread international attention. The deputies of the national people’s Congress approved the adoption of the amendment repealing the limitation of two terms of five years tenure of the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the PRC. Thus, the Chinese President may be elected without restriction every five years at the session of the legislature. In addition, an amendment to amend the text of the document name and the idea of XI Jinping on the «development of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era», the amendment on the establishment of a new anticorruption body — the State Committee for supervision.

Another equally important item on the agenda of the deputies was the approval of the posts of the entire leadership of the country. March 17, XI Jinping, was unanimously re-elected as President of China and Chairman of the Central military Commission. Vice Chairman of China became the former Secretary of the main anticorruption body of the CPC Wang Qishan.

A day later, the deputies supported put forward by XI Jinping, Li Keqiang candidacy for the post of Premier of the state Council, and on Monday he formed a new Cabinet. The NPC also approved a draft reform of public bodies, which resulted in the composition of the state Council of the remaining 26 ministries and committees, several departments were merged, abolished some were created three new ministries — the Ministry of emergency situations, Ministry of veterans ‘ Affairs and the Ministry of natural resources.

Delegates to the national people’s Congress also heard a report on the work of the government last year approved a plan for socio-economic development of the country in 2018, the budget for 2017 and adopted the draft budget for the current year, the reports of the Supreme people’s court and Supreme people’s Procuratorate.

After the session there will be a traditional annual press conference with Premier of the state Council Li Keqiang.

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