17 ECNUers sit-in during Shanghai's 'Two Sessions’


SEVENTEEN members affiliated with ECNU attended Shanghai’s “Two Sessions” in January. The “Two Sessions” meetings are classified under the annual sessions of the city’s legislature and top political advisory body, in which Shanghai’s most prominent legislators and political advisers congregate to discuss statute, political agenda, and any relative topical discussions.

Three members of the legislative body employed at ECNU, Sun Zhuo, Yang Rong and Tang Yuguang, sat-in for the annual session of the Shanghai People’s Congress from Jan. 23 to 29, while another 14 political advisers from ECNU attended the annual session of the Shanghai Municipal Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference: Chen Jun, Chen Zhenlou, Li Daoji, Jiang Xuefeng, You Wenhui, Duan Chungang, Wen Jun, Wu Ruijun, Zhang Wenming, Ren Youqun, Chen Shenliang, Shi Hua, Tong Shijun, and Gao Xiangdong.

17 members affiliated with ECNU attend Shanghai’s “Two Sessions” .

In addition, some of the city’s former political advisers, namely Huang Zemin, Ding Jinhong and Zhang Yihe, attended the annual session under observer status, who are also employed at ECNU.

Yang Changli, the deputy Party chief of ECNU, was invited to the opening and closing meetings of the Shanghai People’s Congress “Two Sessions”.

Legislators and political advisers from ECNU voiced their concerns and made proposals about the most pressing social and economic issues, such as core economic integration of the Yangtze River Delta and Shanghai; creating an international, unorthodox, and law-abiding business environment; promoting “red culture” as the heritage of the Party’s revolutionary history, Shanghai regional culture and the Yangtze River regional culture; augmenting public administration measures with innovations in social governance, advancements in green technologies, and upgrading urbanization.

 All of these factors are purported to increase the level of life quality and development for citizens of Shanghai.

According to one survey, the attendees had submitted16 proposals and 24 bills at the meetings that caused a lot of attention in the public and local media. Highlights of the proposals and bills included enhancing supervision on international teaching at the basic education level, establishing a regional committee to promote institutional collaboration in the Yangtze River Delta region, taking social emotions into consideration in urban management, building a cross-river tunnel linking Hengsha Island, promoting the development of Chongqing as a world-class ecological island, optimizing Shanghai college talent introduction policies, and improving mechanisms to ease the flow of talented individuals into the workforce.

At one of the sessions held on January 27, Wu Ruijun and Tong Shijun were elected to become new members of the Shanghai Municipal Committee’s Standing Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

Prior to this year’s “Two Sessions”, the ECNU Party Committee summoned Shanghai legislators and political advisers from the university for an official meeting, at which Tong Shijun, the Party chief of ECNU, encouraged them to fulfill their duties and continue to work for the greater good of ECNUers and staffers worldwide. 


East China Normal University