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Grassroots Deputies Have a Representation of 35.29% in NPC Chongqing

By KENNY DONG|Jan 10,2023

Chongqing- Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality will kick off its first session of the sixth Chongqing Municipal People's Congress (NPC Chongqing) on January 13 and the first session of the sixth Chongqing Municipal Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC Chongqing) on January 12, according to Tuesday's press conferences.

Among 867 newly-elected deputies to the sixth Chongqing Municipal People's Congress, the municipal legislature, 306 grassroots deputies, including frontline workers, farmers and skilled professionals, account for 35.29%, an increase of 1.06 percentage points. Moreover, 267 women deputies have a representation of 30.80%, with a gain of 4.40 percentage points.


The press conference of the first session of the sixth Chongqing Municipal People's Congress was held on January 10. (Photo/ Kenny Dong)

The first session of the sixth Chongqing Municipal People's Congress will be held from January 13 to 17. Its main tasks include listening to and deliberating the government work report. 

The first session of CPPCC Chongqing will be held for four days from January 12 to 15. About 1,100 people including committee members, honored guests and observers, will be present at the session. It involves a greater representation of Chongqing locals working in other cities, representatives who come to Chongqing to invest and start businesses, and ones from Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions who work in Chongqing. Its main tasks include listening to and deliberating the work report of the standing committee of the fifth CPPCC Chongqing.

In China's political system, the NPC works as its top legislature and the CPPCC as the top political advisory body. The annual meetings they held are called the "Two Sessions," ahead of which meetings at a lower level will also be held once a year.


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