On January 1, the CPPCC National Committee held a New Year tea party. In his speech, Jiang Zemin pointed out: In 1996, we will formulate and start implementing the "Ninth Five-Year Plan" and the outline of the long-term goals for 2010. The next fifteen years will be an important period in the journey of socialist modernization in our country. We have a long way to go and a bright future.
On January 9, a symposium to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Professor Mao Yisheng was held in Beijing. The symposium was jointly organized by the General Office of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and the Central Committee of the Jiu San Society. Mao Yisheng is a well-known expert in bridge engineering at home and abroad. He graduated from the Tangshan Technical College in his early years, and later received Tsinghua's official fees to study in the United States and obtained a doctorate. His scientific ideas in his doctoral dissertation "Second Stress of Frame Structures" have been hailed as "Mao's Law" by the international academic community. After returning to China in 1920, Mao Lao devoted all his energy to China's science and technology and education: he presided over the design and construction of China's first dual-use railway and highway bridge, the Qiantang River Bridge, designed and built by the Chinese; successfully Resolved a large number of problems in the construction of Wuhan ’s Yangtze River Bridge, the first modern ultra-large bridge in New China; he has presided over the research and formulation of China ’s railway scientific research and development plan for many times; Talents; actively promote science popularization work, write a large number of popular science works. He has successively held leadership positions including the Vice Chairman of the Central Committee of the Jiu San Society, Honorary Chairman, and Vice Chairman of the CPPCC National Committee.
From March 3rd to 13th, the fourth meeting of the Eighth National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference was held in Beijing. The General Assembly endorsed the "Ninth Five-Year Plan" of National Economic and Social Development and the Outline of the Long-term Goals for 2010 and the report of Premier Li Peng on the "Outline", and agreed with the "Status on the Implementation of the 1995 National Economic and Social Development Plan and the 1996 National Economic and Social Development The Report of the Draft Social Development Plan and the Report on the Implementation of the 1995 Central and Local Budgets and the 1996 Central and Local Budget Drafts endorsed the work reports of the Supreme People's Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate. The General Assembly agreed with the work report made by Vice Chairman Ye Xuanping on behalf of the Standing Committee, agreed with the working principles and work arrangements for the 1996 proposed by the Standing Committee, and requested the Standing Committee to carefully organize its implementation. The meeting elected He Luli as the vice chairman of the Eighth National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. He also added Ai Zhisheng, Li Wuyou, Liu Yi, Liu Shibai, Cheng Siwei, He Guangyuan, Song Hanliang, and Hu Ping as members of the Standing Committee.
On May 17, the CPPCC National Committee held a consultation forum on social security issues of general concern to the general public. The members believed that, in recent years, under the unified leadership of the Central Committee for Comprehensive Management of Social Security, all member units have taken collective management together and achieved great results. However, the current situation of social security in our country does have a very serious side. Recently, the central government's "strike hard" struggle has achieved initial results, deterring criminals, the masses clapping their hands and applauding, and it has also been enthusiastically supported by the CPPCC members.
On June 1, a symposium to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Salvation Congress was held in Beijing. The symposium was jointly organized by the CPPCC and the United Front Work Department of the Central Committee. Although the Salvation Congress has only existed for 14 years, its achievements are huge, its history is glorious, and its spirit is immortal. The Salvation Congress was born in the 1930s when the Chinese nation suffered from serious internal and external problems. It held up the banner of patriotism, opposed the Kuomintang's civil war policy, supported the Chinese Communist Party's anti-Japanese claim, demanded that the Kuomintang immediately stop the civil war, and all parties cooperate wholeheartedly to jointly resist Japan and save the nation from peril. In the face of the Kuomintang's high-handed policy, the "Seven Gentlemen" of the National Salvation Congress showed lofty patriotic feelings and national integrity, and played a positive role in the national anti-Japanese national salvation campaign.
On June 2, a symposium to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Comrade Li Weihan was held in Beijing. The symposium was jointly organized by the CPPCC and the United Front Work Department of the Central Committee. Li Weihan has long presided over the party's united front work, and has put forward very incisive insights on the issues of democratic parties, ethnic and religious issues, ethnic bourgeoisie, and capitalist industrial and commercial socialist transformation, which has greatly enriched the theoretical treasure trove of Mao Zedong's united front thought. He is a well-known theorist and outstanding leader of our party's united front.
From June 10th to 14th, the eighth Standing Committee meeting was held in Beibei. The main topic of the meeting was to discuss how to better implement the functions of political consultation, democratic supervision, and participation in the deliberations and discussions around the implementation of the "Ninth Five-Year Plan" and the outline of the long-term goals of 2010, and further improve the work level of the CPPCC. Regarding how to further fulfill the functions of the CPPCC, Ye Xuanping, vice chairman of the CPPCC National Committee, made two observations: First, the CPPCC's performance of the function is to play a proper role in the construction of China's socialist democratic politics; second, to find a position and choose a good angle ,Advantage. The meeting adopted the "Rules of Work of the Standing Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (Amendment)" and the supplementary list of the Deputy Directors of the Ethnic and Religious Committee of the Eighth National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and the Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao and Overseas Chinese Liaison Committee. At the closing meeting, Li Ruihuan, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, pointed out that the People's Political Consultative Conference should pay special attention to two viewpoints at present: one is a practical viewpoint and the other is a development viewpoint. Not only should we attach importance to practice as the sole criterion for testing truth, but we must also emphasize that practice is the fundamental way to understand truth. Not only must we see the development and change of each thing, but we must also pay attention to the impact and change of each thing due to the changes in the background.
On August 28, the General Office of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the Organization Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, the United Front Work Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, the All-China Women's Federation and the Ministry of Health jointly held a symposium to commemorate the former Vice Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Vice-chairman of the All-China Women's Federation, Minister of Health, and famous patriotic general Feng Yuxiang Mr. Li Dequan ’s wife ’s 100th birthday. The forum was chaired by Wang Zhaoguo, vice chairman of the CPPCC National Committee and minister of the United Front Work Department of the CPC Central Committee.
From August 30th to September 2nd, the National CPPCC Historical Materials Special Topics Collaboration was held in Shenyang. The meeting heard and discussed the report of "Setting up the National Chess Game Thought and Doing a Good Job in the Compilation of Historical Materials after the Founding of the People's Republic of China" on behalf of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. The main tasks of the meeting were to formulate a special collaboration plan for the collection of historical materials after the founding of the People's Republic of China, discuss and formulate national and regional collaboration topics, mobilize the local CPPCC cultural and historical work departments to carry out major collaborations, and promote the collection and publication of historical materials after the founding of the People's Republic of China. The meeting endorsed the "Collaborative Program for Selecting Topics on Literature and History Materials after the Founding of the People's Republic of China" drafted by the CPPCC National Committee of Literature, History, and Learning. "Negotiation, solidarity and cooperation."
From September 4th to 6th, the first meeting of the "Foreseeing the 21st Century Forum" was held in the conference hall of the Standing Committee of the CPPCC National Committee. The theme of the conference was "Looking at Asia and China in the 21st Century: A Study of the Position, Interrelationships, and Opportunities and Challenges of Asia and China in the World at the End of the Century and the Beginning of the Next Century". There are 30 Chinese formal attendees, most of whom are members of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference who have studied different aspects of the theme of the conference. There are also experts and scholars who are not members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. There are 24 foreign participants, from 18 countries in Asia Pacific and Europe.
From September 5th to 26th, Chairman of the CPPCC National Committee Li Ruihuan paid an official friendly visit to the five countries at the invitation of the governments of Poland, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Russia, and the Parliament. This is the first visit of the CPPCC Chairman to the five countries. . During the visit, Li Ruihuan introduced China's political and economic development situation; introduced the multi-party cooperation and political consultation system led by the Communist Party of China and the status and role of the People's Political Consultative Conference in China's political life; actively evaluated China and the five countries' political and economic development. Communication and cooperation in the cultural field.
From October 12 to 14, the eighteenth Standing Committee meeting was held in Beijing. The main task of the meeting was to study and implement the "Resolution of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China on Several Issues Concerning Strengthening the Construction of Socialist Spiritual Civilization" made by the Sixth Plenary Session of the 14th CPC Central Committee. Focusing on the "Resolution" and the important speech of General Secretary Jiang Zemin, members held a lively discussion. Representatives of each group made a speech at the conference, unanimously expressed their full support for the spirit of the "Resolution," and made suggestions and recommendations for the implementation and implementation of the "Resolution."
On November 12, the 130th anniversary of the birth of Mr. Sun Yat-sen was held in Beijing, which was hosted by the CPPCC National Committee. Jiang Zemin pointed out in his speech that Mr. Sun Yat-sen has left a lot of valuable spiritual heritage to the Chinese nation and the Chinese people, especially his patriotic thought, revolutionary will, and enterprising spirit, which are worthy of us to learn and inherit forever.
From December 7th to 10th, a symposium to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Xi'an Incident was held in Xi'an. The conference was co-sponsored by the CPPCC Literary History and Study Committee, Shaanxi Provincial Political Consultative Conference, Xi'an Incident Research Association, and Northwest University. The theme of the conference was "Memorize the Xi'an Incident and Promote Patriotism." A total of 60 papers were received, including 55 papers submitted by mainland scholars, and 5 papers submitted by Taiwanese scholars and American and Canadian scholars. Some major issues of the Xi'an Incident were discussed in depth.
On December 12, the commemorative meeting of the 60th anniversary of the Xi'an Incident was held in the Standing Committee of the CPPCC National Committee. The commemorative conference was jointly organized by the CPPCC and the United Front Work Department of the CPC Central Committee. Jiang Zemin pointed out in his speech that the unity of the country and the unity of the nation are the fundamental guarantee for the rejuvenation and prosperity of the Chinese nation. Taiwan has been China ’s sacred territory since ancient times. We will never allow anyone or any force to split Taiwan from the motherland. He called on people to always carry forward the great patriotism, organically unite patriotism and socialism in the practice of building socialism with Chinese characteristics, and make it a powerful spiritual pillar for the whole nation to forge ahead.