CPPCC Member Proposes Silent Tribute to Lives Lost to COVID-19
|Feng Danlong, a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), poses for a photo at a video interviewing room in press center of the third session of the 13th CPPCC National Committee. [Wenhui Daily]|
The National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), China's top political advisory body, started its annual session on May 21 in Beijing. All the CPPCC members attending the opening meeting paid a minute of silent tribute to the martyrs who died in the fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and compatriots who died of the disease.
The special event stemmed from a proposal made by a CPPCC Member Feng Danlong.
Feng proposed to pay silent tribute to the martyrs who died in the anti-virus battle and compatriots who died of the disease at the opening ceremony of the third session of the 13th CPPCC National Committee to show the respect for life. It's very short — with a text of only 115 words — but quite touching.
She submitted the proposal on February 19, and received a positive reply soon. "That reflects the Party and government's respect for life and grief over the deceased," Feng said. "The value of a proposal is not decided by its word number, but it is crucial to plan for the country's policies and offer advices for people's livelihood."
The last time that the CPPCC National Committee paid a moment of silent tribute at the opening meeting of its annual session was in 2014. At that time, all the attendees expressed their condolences for the people killed in the violent attack that occurred on March 1 of that year in Kunming Railway Station, Southwest China's Yunnan Province.
The fight against the COVID-19 is another unprecedented challenge in the journey to realize the Chinese nation's great rejuvenation.
(Source: China Women's News /Translated and edited by Women of China)
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