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China's top legislature ends annual session

THE Second Session of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, began its closing meeting in Beijing this morning, presided over by Wu Bangguo, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee.

President Hu Jintao and other top leaders attended the closing meeting.

Lawmakers endorsed a government work report delivered by Premier Wen Jiabao on March 5 that called on the nation to promote economic and social development and outlined an all-around stimulus plan to shore up economy amid global downturn.

Wen's report was approved with 2,824 votes from the 2,898 NPC deputies present at the closing meeting.

Wen said in the report that the country is "able to achieve" an economic growth at about 8 percent as long as right policies are implemented.

The annual session of the national legislature opened here on March 5.


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