CHINA is to make a comprehensive demand for British assistance on the work of the Preparatory Committee by the end of the month, Zhou Nan said. Speaking after the opening of the National People's Congress plenum, Mr Zhou said: 'What we hope for from Britain is all-round co-operation with the Preparatory Committee, not partial.' The call for help would be put to Britain during the committee's second plenary session to be held on March 23 and 24. Mr Zhou declined to give details. He dismissed criticism the committee was not carrying out enough consultation. Premier Li Peng urged in his government work report that the committee do more consultation. Xinhua assistant director Lee Wui-ting said the committee had only just begun its work and China hoped to cultivate future administrators for the territory through consultation.