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The 13th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of Dalian Convenes the 2nd Meeting

2019-01-09

Yesterday afternoon, the 13th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) of Dalian marked the opening ceremony for the 2nd meeting in Dalian World Expo Center. CPPCC members, who are of diverse political affiliations and nationalities, shoulder the responsibility of consultative political negotiations on behalf of the people of Dalian. Against the background that the city is studying and further implementing General Secretary Xi Jinping’s thoughts on socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, as well as the spirits of the important speeches delivered by Xi Jinping on an inspection tour of Liaoning province and at a symposium on rejuvenation of northeast China, the conference, which lasts for three days, is themed on comprehensively implementing the strategic deployments made in the 7th, the 8th plenary meetings by the 12th Communist Party of China (CPC) Committee of Dalian. At the conference, CPPCC members would put forward their advice and suggestions for Dalian which is devoted to building “a pioneering district characterized by optimized industrial structure and advanced socio-economic development”. (Dalian is expected to be a leader in development of Liaoning province and rejuvenation of northeast China.)

 

Accompanied by ten five-star flags on both sides, the CPPCC emblem hangs on the wall above the center of platform in the multi-function hall of World Expo Center, which is teeming with the atmosphere of unity, democracy, enthusiasm and harmony.  

 

With solemn playing of the national anthem, the conference opened at 9:30 a.m.

 

Wang Qiyao, Wang Lingjie, Wu Jihua, Liu Zhongmin, Ning Guiling, Wang Yuanxin, Zhao Min, Liu Gang, and An Qi are executive chairpersons of the conference.

The conference is presided over by Wang Lingjie.

Tan Zuojun, member of Liaoning CPC standing committee, and secretary of Communist Party of China Committee of Dalian, is invited to attend the conference.

Tan Chengxu, deputy secretary of Communist Party of China Committee of Dalian, and mayor of Dalian, is invited to attend the conference.

Xiao Shengfeng, chairman of National People’s Congress of Dalian is also invited to attend the conference.

Those also invited to attend the conference are from CPC Committee of Dalian, Dalian NPC standing committee, the municipal government, the people’s court, the people’s procuratorate, the PLA troops stationed in Dalian.

Some retired persons who formerly worked at the senior posts at the people’s government of Dalian or within the CPPCC system are invited to attend the conference.

Related persons from various democratic parties, the association of industry and commerce, people’s organizations are invited to attend the conference.

Some persons who have no political affiliations are invited to attend the conference.

Representatives from CPPCC-affiliated theoretical research institutions or societies are invited to attend the conference.

Some natural persons attend the conference as representatives of the people of Dalian.

Wang Qiyao delivered a work report at the conference.

 

Against the background that the city is studying and further implementing Xi Jinping’s thoughts on socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, as well as the spirits the 19th National Congress of Communist Party of China, the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of Dalian, while firmly based on its political positioning, fully plays the role as the important channel of socialist democratic consultation surrounding the two themes of unity and democracy, and made positive contributions to the overall development of Dalian in 2018 under the guidance of CPC Committee of Dalian, the report points out. 

 

The report summarizes the work in 2018 in four aspects:

1. comprehensively consolidating Party construction by seeking unity in our thinking;

2. achievements;

3. situation of great unity;

4. Dalian CPPCC innovates and further upgrades the capacity in consultative politics;

 

By consolidating Party construction and the leadership of Communist Party of China, giving full play to the indispensable role of on-field investigations, and improving CPPCC’s social influence, we feature a unique style in our CPPCC work and reaped good results, says the report.

 

2019 is the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China; it is also the 70th anniversary of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference; 2019 is also the crucial year for building an all-round well-off society for the Chinese people, says the report.

 

It is paramount for us to adopt Xi Jinping’s thoughts on socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era as our guidance; we are active in studying and implementing Xi Jinping’s thoughts on strengthening and improving our CPPCC work; under the guidance of Dalian CPC Committee, as well as the spirits of the 19th National Congress of Communist Party of China including its 2nd, 3rd plenary meetings, we have fulfilled the tasks put forward by the 7th, 8th plenary meetings of the 12th Dalian CPC Committee; it is necessary for us to raise our political awareness; we are steadfast in the confidence in our direction of development and our future destiny, in the confidence in our theoretical system of socialism with Chinese characteristics, in the confidence in our political system, and in the confidence in our culture; we firmly uphold General Secretary Xi Jinping as the central leader of the central committee of Chinese Communist Party of China, and the Party as a whole; we firmly uphold the authority of the central committee of Chinese Communist Party of China and its centralized leadership; we spare no efforts to consolidate Party construction within the CPPCC system; we have greatly consolidated the leadership of Chinese Communist Party of China in our CPPCC work; CPPCC plays an indispensable role in waging a common front of all political forces in China; it is our obligations as CPPCC members to offer timely and quality advice and suggestions for Dalian; we spare no efforts to consolidate the platform of democratic consultations; we are actively promoting multi-layered democratic consultations on an expansive basis; we are giving full play to the functions of the specialized commissions of CPPCC for sake of efficient governance; as for the CPPCC members and public servants within the CPPCC system, we are steadfast in improving their capacity of performing their duties, the report says.

 

Zhao Min, deputy chairperson of the standing committee of the 13th Dalian CPPCC, delivered a report to the conference on disposal of motions filed by CPPCC members.

 

Finally, the chairperson presiding over the conference announced the entities and natural persons who were presented with awards because of their excellent performance in 2018.