Zhejiang's two sessions in 2019 kick off
The second session of the 13th Zhejiang Provincial People's Congress commences in Hangzhou on Jan 27. [Photo/zjol.com.cn]
Zhejiang's two sessions in 2019 – the second session of the 12th Zhejiang Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and the second session of the 13th Zhejiang Provincial People's Congress – commenced in Hangzhou, the province's capital city on Jan 26.
The second session of the 12th Zhejiang Provincial Committee of the CPPCC opened on Saturday morning with 611 political advisers in attendance. They were briefed on the work report of the standing committee over the past year and reviewed the proposals they raised at the opening ceremony.
In the following days, group panel discussions will be held to exchange thoughts on the work report and proposals. The session will last six days and end on Jan 29.
The second session of the 13th Zhejiang Provincial People's Congress commenced on Jan 27 with the attendance of 616 deputies.
Yuan Jiajun, governor of Zhejiang, delivered the 2018 work report of the provincial government at the plenary, saying the government had fulfilled the goals set at the beginning of the previous year.
According to Yuan, the province's economy has maintained stable growth in 2018, with its GDP surpassing 5.6 trillion yuan ($832.22 billion), a year-on-year increase of 7.1 percent.
In the work report, Yuan also established goals for this year. The governor emphasized the importance of seeking improvements while maintaining stability. He stated that there are two main directions for the government's work: facing up to the difficulties and risks, and staying focused on high-quality development.
"Let's work together to push forward the high-quality development of Zhejiang and strive for people's high-quality lives," Yuan said at the end of the report, expressing his high hopes for the bright future of the province.