The National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) will hold an online press conference at 3 p.m. local time on Wednesday, one day ahead of the top political advisory body’s annual session.
Guo Weimin, spokesperson for the third session of the 13th CPPCC National Committee, will take questions from journalists during the press conference.
Due to COVID-19, technology is playing a greater role this year in bringing the nation’s top political advisory body closer to the public.
The website of the CPPCC National Committee started to seek opinions and suggestions from netizens on May 8, which will help the 2,100 national political advisers hear more voices of the public before they gather in Beijing.
Meanwhile, government officials, those who used to sit in on meetings during political advisory sessions as non-voting participants, are able to hear comments and suggestions by using video links, telephones and the internet.
The CPPCC is a political advisory body that raises proposals concerning politics, the economy and social affairs. It has regional committees across the country and a national committee, which is China’s top political advisory body.