On January 1, the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference held a New Year's Tea Party. Jiang Zemin delivered an important speech. He said that in 1998, it was the people of all ethnic groups in China under the leadership of the Communist Party of China to fully implement the spirit of the 15th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. A year of great victory in reform and construction. 1999 will be a year of special significance in the development history of our country. We will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, and Macau will return to the embrace of the motherland. He hoped that in the new year, the CPPCC will continue to give play to the advantages and functions of the Patriotic United Front Organization, make new achievements in order to achieve the standardization and institutionalization of its functions, and to promote the country's reform, opening up, and modernization.
On January 31, Xinhua News Agency reported that the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China recently convened a symposium for non-party people, soliciting opinions from leaders of democratic parties, the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, and non-partisan representatives on amendments to some parts of the Constitution. The General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee and President Jiang Zemin presided over the symposium and delivered important speeches.
From March 3 to 12, the second meeting of the Ninth National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference was held in Beijing. The General Assembly endorsed the government work report made by Premier Zhu Rongji, and agreed to amend some parts of the Constitution of the People's Republic of China. Participants considered that incorporating the guiding position of Deng Xiaoping Theory, the basic strategy of governing the country according to law, and the basic economic system and distribution system in the primary stage of socialism into the Constitution is the common aspiration of the people of all ethnic groups throughout the country, and it will certainly contribute to China's socialist modernization. Have a profound impact. The meeting endorsed the work report of the Supreme People's Court, the work report of the Supreme People's Procuratorate, and the report on the implementation of the 1998 National Economic and Social Development Plan and the 1999 draft of the National Economic and Social Development Plan, the implementation of the Central and Local Budgets in 1998, and Report on the 1999 Central and Local Draft Budget. The meeting agreed with the work report made by Vice Chairman Ye Xuanping on behalf of the Standing Committee.
From June 22 to 25, the 6th meeting of the Ninth Standing Committee was held in Beijing. The main topic of the meeting was to discuss and study the issue of "Environment and Development". The meeting invited Wen Jiabao, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and vice premier of the State Council, to give a report entitled "Implementing a Sustainable Development Strategy and Promoting Coordinated Development of the Environment and the Economy". He introduced to the General Assembly in detail the current state of the environment in China, the main principles and guidelines of the Chinese government to promote the coordinated development of the environment and the economy, and the main work and measures of environmental protection and ecological construction in the near future. The meeting heard Comrade Zhang Qia's "Recommendations on Several Issues of Environmental Protection in China" made by the CPPCC on behalf of the Population, Resources and Environment Committee of the CPPCC. The meeting discussed the report made by Wen Jiabao and the recommendations of the Committee on Population, Resources and Environment.
On September 22nd, the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference was held in Beijing. Jiang Zemin attended the conference and delivered an important speech. He spoke highly of the glorious achievements of the CPPCC under the leadership of the Communist Party of China in the past 50 years. He said that the multi-party cooperation led by the Communist Party of China is a new socialist political party system with Chinese characteristics that suits China's national conditions. The People's Political Consultative Conference is an important form of socialist democratic politics in China. It has a large pool of talents, extensive connections, and is widely representative and inclusive. It has its own unique advantages and role in implementing democratic supervision with consultations, discussions, and criticism as the main form. The CPPCC has always been closely linked to the growth of the People's Republic and the struggle of all the people. Jiang Zemin raised four hopes for the CPPCC: First, he hoped that the CPPCC will continue to work around the central tasks of the party and the country to better serve socialist modernization. Secondly, I hope that the CPPCC can persist in promoting democracy and play an active role in advancing the construction of socialist democratic politics with Chinese characteristics. Third, it is hoped that the CPPCC actively assists the party and the government in further coordinating relations, resolving contradictions, and maintaining social and political stability. Fourth, I hope that the CPPCC will unite all Chinese children at home and abroad who love the motherland and work together for the complete reunification of the motherland and the revitalization of China.
On September 23, Xinhua News Agency reported that the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China recently held a symposium for non-party people, inviting leaders of democratic parties, the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, and non-partisans to invite everyone to discuss "CCP Central Committee on State-owned Enterprise Reform and Development Decisions on issues (draft for comments). The General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee and President Jiang Zemin presided over the symposium and spoke. Jiang Zemin pointed out that the multi-party cooperation and political consultation system led by the Communist Party of China is a basic political system in China and an important form of socialist democratic politics in China. Adhering to the policy of "long-term coexistence, mutual supervision, mutual support, honor and disgrace", and strengthening consultations with democratic parties, is of great significance to improving the level of our party's decision-making and governance, and better leading the people of all ethnic groups across the country to set goals. .
From September 24 to 26, the 7th meeting of the Ninth Standing Committee was held in Beijing. The main topic of this meeting is to study and implement the spirit of the Fourth Plenary Session of the 15th CPC Central Committee and discuss the reform and development of state-owned enterprises. The meeting first heard a report entitled "A Programmatic Document for Promoting the Reform of State-owned Enterprises" made by Wu Bangguo, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Vice Premier of the State Council. Wu Bangguo's report on the significance and main features, framework and main content of the "Central Committee's Decision on Several Major Issues in the Reform and Development of State-owned Enterprises" adopted by the Fourth Plenary Session of the 15th CPC Central Committee Several tasks were explained in detail. During the meeting, the members of the Standing Committee held group discussions on the implementation of the Decision of the Fourth Plenary Session of the 15th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.
On October 1st, all parties in the capital celebrated the 50th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.
From December 2 to 16, at the invitation of the Governments of Sri Lanka, Maldives and Japan, Chairman Li Ruihuan paid an official friendly visit to the three countries.
On December 10, the CPPCC National Conference to welcome the return of Macao was held in the auditorium.
From December 27th to 29th, the Second Information Work Symposium of the General Office of the CPPCC National Committee was held in Beijing. Chairman Li Ruihuan stressed that the information work of the CPPCC must "strive for truth, pay attention to quality, strive for speed, and highlight characteristics."