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Major Events of the CPPCC National Committee in 1980

1981-01-01 Source: China Political Consultative Conference A- A +

On January 1, Deng Xiaoping pointed out at the New Year's Tea Party held by the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference: The 80's are very important. We must make remarkable achievements in these 10 years to ensure the realization of the four modernizations at the end of this century. In order to carry out socialist modernization, we must have a stable and united political situation; and to achieve stability and unity, we must guarantee the party's leadership. Party leadership is a fundamental one of the four basic principles.

From March 24th to 29th, the ninth meeting of the Standing Committee of the Fifth National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference was held in Beijing. The main topic of the meeting was to learn and implement the spirit of the Fifth Plenary Session of the Eleventh Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. The meeting heard the report of Wu Lanfu, vice chairman of the CPPCC National Committee, on learning and implementing the spirit of the Fifth Plenary Session of the 11th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, and discussed and passed the Resolution of the Ninth Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Fifth CPPCC National Committee. The resolution pointed out that the Fifth Plenary Session of the Eleventh Central Committee of the Party decided to convene the 12th National Congress in advance, add members to the Politburo Standing Committee, set up a Central Secretariat, propose a draft amendment to the Party Constitution, and adopt "Several Guidelines on Political Life in the Party" to vindicate Comrade Liu Shaoqi. Zhao Xue suggested that the Constitution's provisions on the "Big Four" should be abolished, which fully reflects the aspirations of the people of all ethnic groups in the country. The resolution emphasized that the CPPCC must give full play to the role of the United Front organization, guided by the spirit of the Fifth Plenary Session of the Eleventh Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, giving full play to the fine tradition of democratic consultations, conscientiously implementing the principle of "long-term coexistence and mutual supervision" and widening the way. To mobilize the enthusiasm of people from all walks of life to advance the cause of socialist construction. The meeting also heard the speech of Vice Chairman Liu Lantao on the work of the CPPCC National Committee, the report of the CPPCC National Committee delegation on visiting Romania, the report of the CPPCC visit to Shanghai, Hangzhou, Fuzhou, Beijing and other places and the report of the CPPCC National Committee Report on the seminar on intellectual issues held by the committee's working groups.

From July 21 to 23, the tenth meeting of the Standing Committee of the Fifth National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference was held in Beijing. The meetings were chaired by Wu Lanfu, Liu Lantao, and Yang Jingren, vice chairmen of the CPPCC National Committee. The meeting heard the six special investigation groups of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference going to Sichuan, Anhui, Jiangsu, Hunan, Guangdong, and Chengde to report on the protection of cultural relics, the expansion of the autonomy of enterprises in Sichuan Province, the situation of agricultural production in Anhui Province, and the establishment of a production responsibility system. On education in Jiangsu Province, Hunan's implementation of the policies of the former Kuomintang uprising and votive officers, investigations on youth crimes and crimes in Guangdong Province, and reports on visits to inspection teams in Beijing and Tianjin. The meeting passed the recommendations to the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress and the State Council on rescue and protection of cultural relics and historic sites.

From August 28 to September 12, the third meeting of the Fifth National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference was held in Beijing. Deng Xiaoping, chairman of the National Committee of the CPPCC National Committee, delivered an opening speech. He pointed out: The revolutionary patriotic united front of our country has unprecedented breadth and it has been further consolidated and developed on the basis of socialism and patriotism. We must further strengthen the broad solidarity of all socialist workers, patriots who support socialism, and patriots who support the reunification of the motherland, so that the United Front of the People's Political Consultative Conference and the People's Political Consultative Conference can make positive contributions in the practice of leveraging the superiority of the socialist system. The meeting heard and discussed the "Work Report of the Standing Committee of the Fifth National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference" made by Xu Dexu, vice chairman of the CPPCC National Committee. During the meeting, all the members present attended the third meeting of the Fifth National People's Congress and heard the "Report on National Economic Planning Arrangements of 1980 and 1981" made by Yao Yilin, Deputy Prime Minister and Director of the Planning Commission of the State Council, Minister of Finance "Report on the National Accounts of 1979, the Draft National Budget of 1980, and the Estimated National Budget of 1981" by Wang Binggan, "The Work Report of the Standing Committee of the Fifth National People's Congress" by Peng Zhen, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, The Work Report of the Supreme People's Court by the People's Court Changjiang Hua, the Work Report of the Supreme People's Procuratorate by Huang Huoqing, the Procurator-General of the Supreme People's Procuratorate, and the Issues concerning the Adjustment of Leading Members of the State Council "The Government's Main Work" speech and explanation of 4 draft laws. The meeting passed the "Resolution of the Third Session of the Fifth National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference on Amending the Constitution of the CPPCC" and the list of amendment committees. Resolutions of the Work Report of the Committee, and Resolutions of the Third Meeting of the Fifth National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference on the Review of Proposals. The meeting co-opted He Changgong, Xiao Ke, Cheng Zihua, Yang Xiufeng, Sha Qianli, Baoer Han, Zhou Peiyuan, Qian Changzhao as vice chairmen of the CPPCC National Committee; 28 members including Wang Li were elected as members of the Standing Committee.

On October 7, the 13th meeting of the Standing Committee of the Fifth National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference was held in Beijing. Wu Lanfu, vice chairman of the CPPCC National Committee, explained the issues related to the grand commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the 1911 Revolution. The meeting passed a decision of the National Committee of the CPPCC on the grand commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the 1911 Revolution. The meeting also decided to establish a preparatory committee for the 70th anniversary of the 1911 Revolution, and adopted a list of members of the preparatory committee with Ye Jianying as its chairman. The preparatory committee for the 70th anniversary of the 1911 Revolution is composed of the Chinese Communist Party, various democratic parties, people's organizations and people from all walks of life.

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