The 12th National People’s Congress and the CPPCC National Committee Meeting were held recently. Representatives attending the meetings were Professor Pang Lijuan of the Faculty of Education and Professor Zhang Dayong of the School of Life Sciences. Attending CPPCC members were Liu Chuansheng, Chairperson of the University Council, Professor Zhong Binglin, Dean of the Capital Higher Education Research Institute, Ge Jianping, BNU Vice President, Professor Huang Yuanhe from the College of Chemistry and Professor Liu Yan from the Faculty of Education. With political passion and a strong sense of social responsibility, all representatives actively participated and drew the attention of the authorities and of society at large.
During the meetings, the representatives spoke enthusiastically in small groups and at the conference, putting forward opinions and suggestions concerning the major issues of national policy and people's livelihoods, including economic development, cultural education and society and ecology. On behalf of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Committee, Liu Chuansheng gave a speech about the CPPCC. She proposed suggestions for the college students’ practice of socialist core values, which received enthusiastic response. Advice “On Strengthening Teacher Development,” by Professor Pang Lijuan, was adopted by the drafters of the “Government’s Work Report” and secured their written thanks. Representatives also made recommendations in the form of proposals and suggestions. These were: “Advice on setting up ‘a Chinese Health Day’ to raise health consciousness” and “Advice on establishing ‘a Capital Education Museum,’” by Liu Chuansheng; “Advice on speeding the development of modern vocational education” by Zhong Binglin,; “Leading Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei’s Development via Symbiosis Philosophy” by Ge Jianping; “Advice on perfecting the policy of free normal education” by Pang Lijuan; “Advice on speeding the industrialization of gm crops” by Zhang Dayong; “Advice on strengthening vocational education teacher training and improving teaching quality” by Huang Yuanhe; and “Strengthening the management of children's early education organization (0 ~ 3 years old)” by Liu Yan. These proposals and suggestions all display the spirit of BNU representatives, their participation ability and their attitude toward duty.
The proposals, suggestions, opinions and views were paid extensive attention by domestic news media. Several media outlets reported on them, including CCTV News Broadcast, the People's Daily, Guangming Daily, the People's Political Consultative Conference, the China Education Newspaper, the China Science Daily, the China Youth Daily, the Nanfang Daily, the Beijing Daily, the Beijing Times, the Beijing Evening News, Xinhua.com.cn, people.com.cn, gmw.cn, rmzxb. com.cn, China.com.cn., jyb.cn, edu.163.com, ifeng.com, xinmin.cn, China court.org, and cssn.cn.
(Office of United Front)