2012 NPC & CPPCC Sessions

CPPCC Member Calls for More Seats for Workers and Farmers

( 2012-March-13 15:17:54)

By staff reporter ZHANG HUA

CPPCC National Committee member Li Chongfu has complained that workers and farmers, and in particular migrant workers, make up a disproportionately small fraction of CPPCC members. For the next National People's Congress, deputies will be elected at the same population ration in rural and urban areas, and Li is calling for similar reforms with the CPPCC. This will help ensure that CPPCC accurately represents the interests of the majority of the Chinese people. As well as this, Li has suggested the establishment of a farmers' association that can create better channels of communication between the government and farmers.

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