China’s non-communist leaders to meet press

March 2nd, 2008 - 9:46 pm ICT by admin  

Beijing, March 2 (Xinhua) The leaders of China’s eight non-communist parties will meet domestic and foreign reporters at a joint press conference Thursday on the sideline of the annual meet of the country’s top political advisory forum, a spokesman of the session said Sunday. The press conference is one of the three to be held during the 11-day session of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) slated to open Monday at the Great Hall of the People here, CPPCC spokesman Wu Jianmin said.

The two other press conferences are about social responsibility of new strata and the upcoming Olympics, Wu said.

The leaders include Lin Wenyi from the Taiwan Democratic Self-Government League, Jiang Shusheng from the China Democratic League, Yan Junqi from the China Association for Promoting Democracy, Han Qide from the Jiu San Society, Zhou Tienong of the Revolutionary Committee of the Chinese Kuomintang, Sang Guowei from the Chinese Peasants’ and Workers’ Democratic Party, Chen Changzhi from the China National Democratic Construction Association and Wan Gang from the China Zhi Gong Dang.

China’s non-communist parties, with a combined membership of more than 700,000, or one percent of the 73 million of the Communist Party of China (CPC), represent specific interest groups, reflect complaints and suggestions from all walks of life and serve as a mode of supervision of the CPC.

The chairpersons and vice-chairpersons of the parties were elected late last year.

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