New session of Shanghai People’s Congress opens – Archyde

The session will open with a plenary session on Thursday.

Dong Jun / SHINE

The plenum hears the government report at the opening ceremony.

The sixth session of the 15th Shanghai People’s Congress (SPC) opened on Thursday.

The opening plenary listened to the government’s work report for the past year, presented by Shanghai Mayor Gong Zheng.

The SPC is the city’s legislative body.

In addition to the government’s work report, lawmakers will also hear and deliberate the work reports of the Standing Committee of the SPC, the Shanghai High People’s Court and the Shanghai People’s Procuratorate.

Reports on the implementation of the city’s budget in 2021 and plans for economic and social development are discussed, and the budget and plans for the new year are put to the vote.

Lawmakers will also consider a draft amendment to the SPC’s rules of procedure and vote on various by-elections and nominations.

In addition, they will make proposals to the government on political matters as well as legislative proposals.

The session ends on Sunday, after which the mayor will hold a press conference.

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