70th anniversary of CPPCC founding to be celebrated this year

The National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference holds a news conference on March 2, 2019. [Photo by Zhu Xingxin/]

Commemorations will be held this year to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, a spokesman for China's top political advisory body said on Saturday afternoon.

Relevant meetings will be held to mark the anniversary, and more theoretical research will be done to summarize the practical experience of the CPPCC over the past 70 years, said Guo Weimin, spokesman for the second session of the 13th CPPCC National Committee.

"We'll step up publicity efforts to tell the stories about the CPPCC," he said, adding that this year the CPPCC will collect history materials, issue a series of publications, shoot feature films and hold exhibitions to mark the anniversary.

"The CPPCC plays an increasingly important role in carrying out its functions of political consultation, democratic supervision and participation in politics," he said.

The CPPCC is an important organ for multiparty cooperation and political consultation under the leadership of the Communist Party of China, as well as an important means of promoting socialist democracy in China's political activities.

In practice, CPPCC members serve as advisers for government, legislative and judicial organs and put forward proposals on major political and social issues in the world's most populous nation and second-largest economy.