Premier Li Keqiang on January 26 held a symposium to solicit opinions on the draft of the annual government work report and the country's 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20).
Participants at the symposium include leaders of non-Communist political parties, officials of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, and prominent figures without party affiliation.
Wan E'xiang, leader of the Revolutionary Committee of the Chinese Kuomintang made proposals on the promotion of law-based governance and using hi-tech to modernize agriculture.
Leaders of other non-Communist parties made suggestions on people-oriented urbanization, reform of the medical system, international cooperation in production capacity and innovation, and the utilization of urban underground space, among others.
Wang Qinmin, chair of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, said more importance should be attached to the non-public sector and effective private investment.
Chen Zhangliang, a representative for those without party affiliation, talked about mass entrepreneurship and innovation as well as social services.
Li thanked the participants and pledged that their inputs will be treated seriously.
"The international situation China faces this year is graver, and this will affect the Chinese economy from many aspects. China should firmly keep development its the top priority," Li said.
Li will deliver the final work report at the annual session of the National People's Congress in March.
(Xinhua News Agency January 26, 2016)