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Overseas media continue focus on China's annual sessions as CPPCC session concludes

2010-03-14 08:49 BJT

Special Report: 2010 NPC & CPPCC Sessions |

BEIJING, March 13 (Xinhua) -- As the annual session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) came to a close on Friday, overseas media continued their focus on the work of China's top political advisory body, as well as that of the Supreme People's Court and Procuratorate.

In the article "China government advisers urge steady economy", the Associated Press cited the closing remarks of CPPCC National Committee Chairman Jia Qinglin that "more will need to be done (by the CPPCC) to cope with the international financial crisis and keep the economy churning".

"This year it will be crucial for China to continue to deal with the global financial crisis and to maintain steady and relatively fast economic development," Jia was quoted by the AP as saying.

The U.S.-based Chinese Biz News said in an editorial that, during this year's two sessions, delegates from various walks of life in China had reached the consensus of "adjusting the country's economic structure and improving people's livelihood".

They also agreed to develop the national economy on a path that is innovation-driven and that lays stress on organic growth, it added.

The editorial said the CPPCC session saw heated discussion in a democratic manner as delegates exchange ideas in seeking common views.

Meanwhile, the general public is also passionately participating in politics as various online surveys have become indicators of mainstream public opinions, the article said, adding that web tools like blogs and micro-blogs enable CPPCC members and the general public to discuss key state affairs at the same time.

Overseas media outlets also covered the work reports of the Supreme People's Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate.

In reporting Prosecutor-General Cao Jianming's work report at the NPC session, Japan's Sankei Shimbun said there are more and more criminal cases of corruption being brought to light through the Internet recently, adding that the practice of online corrupt official-bashing has won support from the public, the newspaper said.

According to an article posted on the website of Financial Times, a British newspaper, Chief Justice Wang Shengjun's work report pinpointed typical problems of judicial corruption at present. Judicial injustice harms social fairness, justice and economic order, the article noted.

The NPC, China's top legislative body, started its annual session on March 5 and will close on Sunday. China's top political advisory body, the CPPCC, opened its annual session on March 3.

Editor: Zhang Pengfei | Source: Xinhua