Political advisers to meet on May 21

The third annual session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), which is neither a government agency nor a policy making body, will open in Beijing on May 21.

The recommendation was made at a recent meeting held by the chairperson’s council of the CPPCC national committee, Xinhua reports.

The advisory body, which includes Hong Kong representatives, does not have legislative power and is limited to consulting or advising. Their decisions are not legally binding, but considered by the executive branch, the State Council, as well as the NPC and its Standing Committee, and the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party.

In 2019, the body marked its 70th anniversary.

It is made up of Communist Party members and non-Communist parties, citizens without party affiliation, representatives of ethnic groups and various social groups as well representatives of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. There are also overseas Chinese who have returned, and specially invited public figures.

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