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Major Events of the CPPCC in 1998

1999-01-01 Source: China Political Consultative Conference A- A +

On January 1, the New Year's Tea Party was held in the auditorium of the CPPCC National Committee. Jiang Zemin said that 1997 was a very important and extraordinary year in the history of our party and country. At the beginning of the year, our beloved Comrade Deng Xiaoping left us; our government successfully resumed the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong and maintained Hong Kong's prosperity and stability; we successfully convened the 15th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, and made a comprehensive plan for reform, opening up, and modernization across the century. 1998 was the first year to fully implement the tasks set out at the 15th National Congress of the CPC, and it was also a crucial year to complete the Ninth Five-Year Plan. The first meeting of the Ninth National People's Congress and the first meeting of the Ninth National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference will be held. The local people's congress and the CPPCC will also be re-elected. In the new year, he hopes that the CPPCC will continue to take advantage of the patriotic united front organization and continue to advance the standardization and institutionalization of political consultations, democratic supervision, and participation in politics, and make it an important channel for our party to unite all walks of life.

On February 18, the General Office of the CPPCC and the United Front Work Department of the CPC Central Committee held a symposium to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Comrade Zhou Enlai's birthday in the auditorium of the CPPCC. Ye Xuanping, vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, said in his speech that Comrade Zhou Enlai is one of the important founders of the People's Political Consultative Conference. He is establishing a multi-party cooperation and political consultation system led by the Communist Party, promoting the unity of the people of all ethnic groups, and promoting socialist democracy Great contributions have been made in political construction and other aspects. Today, we remember the glorious achievements established by Zhou Enlai for the cause of the CPPCC, which is of great significance for us to do a good job of the CPPCC in the new era.

From March 3 to 14, the first meeting of the Ninth National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference was held in Beijing. The conference elected Li Ruihuan as the chairman of the CPPCC, 31 vice-chairmen of Ye Xuanping, Zheng Wantong as the secretary general, and 290 members of the Standing Committee of the Ninth National Committee of the CPPCC. The General Assembly heard the government work report made by Premier Li Peng, the work reports of the Supreme People's Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate, the national economic and social development plan, the fiscal budget report, and the State Council's institutional reform plan. The meeting agreed with the government work report. Participants expressed their deep concern over several major issues in the current economic and social development, and also concerned about stabilizing and strengthening agriculture, deepening the reform of state-owned enterprises, promoting reemployment projects for laid-off workers, preventing and defusing financial risks, improving social ethics and public order The state of affairs, curbing the spread and growth of corruption, and vigorously developing scientific, technological, educational, and cultural undertakings, etc., put forward constructive opinions and suggestions. The General Assembly agreed with the work report made by Comrade Ye Xuanping on behalf of the Standing Committee of the Eighth CPPCC National Committee, and concluded that the report's summary of the work of the Eighth National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference is realistic and the recommendations for the work of the Ninth National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference are practical. The General Assembly decided to set up nine special committees: the Proposal Committee, the Economic Committee, the Population Resources and Environment Committee, the Education, Culture, Health and Sports Committee, the Social and Legal Committee, the Ethnic and Religious Committee, the Cultural and Historical Information Committee, the Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Overseas Chinese Committee, and the Foreign Affairs Committee.

On March 4, Jiang Zemin and Li Ruihuan had a discussion with scientists and science and technology workers attending the first session of the Ninth CPPCC National Committee. Jiang Zemin pointed out in his speech that innovation is the soul of a nation's progress. It is an inexhaustible motive force for a country's prosperity. Without scientific and technological innovation, people always follow in the footsteps of the economy, the economy can only be controlled by people forever, and it is impossible to reduce the gap. The competition in today's world is, in the final analysis, the competition of comprehensive national strength, and the essence is the competition of total knowledge, talent quality and scientific and technological strength.

On March 20th, a symposium for more Hong Kong and overseas Chinese youths to understand the motherland and love China was held in the Great Hall of the People. The symposium was jointly organized by the CPPCC Cultural and Historical Materials Committee, the All-China Youth Federation and the Hong Kong Chinese Youth History and Culture Education Fund. Hosted. This activity was initiated by Wu Shuqing, a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

On April 28, a symposium to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Mr. Du Chongyuan's birthday was held in Beijing. The symposium was jointly organized by the General Office of the CPPCC and the United Front Work Department of the CPC Central Committee. Wang Zhaoguo, vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and minister of the United Front Work Department of the Central Committee, said in his speech that Mr. Du Chongyuan's short life embodies the spirit and integrity of a great nation's endless, unyielding and courageous sacrifice. From the "new birth incident" to the "Xi'an Incident", Mr. Du Chongyuan went from pursuing truth and progress to following the Communist Party resolutely, reflecting the trend of the times and the path taken by a generation of revolutionary intellectuals.

From June 16th to 19th, the second meeting of the Ninth Standing Committee was held in Beijing. The main topic of the meeting was to discuss and study the implementation of the strategy of "rejuvenating the country through science and education". The meeting invited Comrade Li Lanqing, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Vice Premier of the State Council, to give a report entitled "Implementing the Strategy of Revitalizing the Country through Science and Education and Meeting the Opportunities and Challenges of the 21st Century". The meeting discussed the two reports in subgroups and the recommendations of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference on Science, Education, Culture, Sports, and Sports on the implementation of the strategy of rejuvenating the country through science and education.

From June 19th to 25th, the 14th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Youth League was held in Beijing. Jiang Zemin and other party and state leaders congratulated at the meeting. The meeting passed a resolution of the 14th National Congress of the Communist Youth League on the report of the 13th Central Committee, a resolution on the "Articles of Association of the Chinese Communist Youth League" (Amendment), and elected a new Central Committee. The First Plenary Session of the 14th Central Committee of the Communist Youth League elected Zhou Qiang as the first secretary of the Central Secretariat of the Communist Youth League.

On August 28, a symposium to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Reform Movement was held in Beijing. The meeting was hosted by the CPPCC Committee for Cultural and Historical Materials. Chen Junsheng, vice chairman of the CPPCC National Committee, addressed the forum. He said that the reform and reform movement that took place a century ago was a major event in modern Chinese history. It is not only a reform movement, but also a patriotic salvation movement and an ideological emancipation movement. It has had a profound impact on the awakening of the Chinese nation and the transformation of modern Chinese society.

On August 31, the Eighth National Congress of Chinese Women was held in Beijing. On September 5, Li Lanqing gave a special report entitled "Implementing the Strategy of Revitalizing the Country through Science and Education and Meeting the Opportunities and Challenges of the 21st Century" for the conference. Subsequently, the eighth executive committee of the All-China Women's Federation elected by the conference held its first meeting, and elected Peng (Wang + Pei You) Yun as the chairman of the All-China Women's Federation, and elected Chen Muhua as the honorary chairman of the All-China Women's Federation. On September 10, Jiang Zemin invited members and representatives of the new leadership of the All-China Women's Federation to Zhongnanhai.

From October 20 to October 23, the third meeting of the Ninth Standing Committee was held in Beijing. This time the Standing Committee mainly studied and implemented the spirit of the 15th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and discussed agriculture and rural work. The meeting invited members of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, the secretary of the Secretariat, and Vice Premier Wen Jiabao of the State Council to make a report on the situation of the Third Plenary Session of the 15th CPC Central Committee. At the closing meeting, Chairman Li Ruihuan made a speech entitled "Several Issues on Water in China".

On December 14, a symposium to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Third Plenary Session of the 11th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China was held in the auditorium of the CPPCC National Committee. Ye Xuanping, vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, pointed out in his speech that the greatest significance of the Third Plenary Session of the Eleventh Central Committee is that it has re-established the Marxist ideological line of seeking truth from facts. He spoke highly of the discussion that "practice is the sole criterion for testing truth," and emphasized that we must persist in emancipating the mind, seeking truth from facts, integrating theory with practice, and proceeding from reality, decisively abandoning "class struggle as the outline" that is no longer in line with national conditions. Wrong guidelines put forward to shift the focus of the work of the party and the country to socialist modernization, marking that China has begun to enter a new period of socialist modernization.

On December 15, the special report meeting on the "Xia Shang, Zhou and Zhou Dynasties Project" was held in the Standing Committee of the CPPCC National Committee. The meeting was jointly organized by the CPPCC Cultural and Historical Materials Committee and the Education, Culture, Sports and Health Committee.

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