'China never copied Western political system'
Beijing, March 8 : China's top legislator Wu Bangguo Friday said that the country has never copied Western political systems.
"We fully understood the essential difference between China's system of people's congresses and Western capitalist countries' systems of state power," said Wu, when delivering the work report of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee at the first session of the 12th NPC.
The top legislature has resisted the influence of all kinds of "erroneous thought and theories", and maintained a firm and clear position on major issues of principle, he said when reviewing the work over the past five years.
"We drew on the political achievements of other societies, but never copied the model of Western political systems," said Wu.
The system of people's congresses is the fundamental political system that reflects the nature of China as a state and ensures that the people determine their own destiny, Wu said.
It is also the best possible way for the Communist Party of China (CPC) to fully bring democracy into play and implement the mass line in wielding state power, he said.
The 11th NPC Standing Committee has fully understood the nature of the system of people's congresses, confidently kept its own characteristic and made most of it, he said.