Hot words from NPC & CPPCC sessions (March 14)

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The National People's Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) got underway in Beijing earlier this month. More than 2,700 NPC deputies and over 2,000 CPPCC members from across the country are discussing major issues concerning the nation's development. The discussions have thrown up a number of hot words and phrases, and has selected the hottest utterances from the two sessions to shine a light on the main issues currently on people's lips.

March 14, 2012


  Word/phrase Description Related reading/event 

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met the press after the closing meeting of the fifth session of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in the capital city of Beijing, March 14, 2012.

Highlights of the press conference

Housing market

China will not slacken its efforts in regulating housing prices, which Premier Wen Jiabao still considered to be "far from a reasonable level."

1, China not to loosen regulations on housing market

2, Central bank orders lending to first-home buyers

3, Shanghai's sales and supply of new homes fall

Criminal Procedure Law amendment (further revisions)

Revisions were put forward on March 13 to five articles of the draft amendment to China's Criminal Procedure Law before it goes to a vote at the closing meeting of the annual session of the National People's Congress, the top legislature, on March 14.

Further revisions to Criminal Procedure Law amendment


March 13: CPPCC closing meeting; J-20 fighter; Death penalty

March 12: 1,000-yuan banknote; Central bank governor (People's Bank of China); Anti-corruption

March 11: Draft regulation on residence permit; Approval of nuke power projects; Judicial reform

March 10: Tobacco tax; High-speed rail; 'Secret detention'

March 9: Draft amendment to Criminal Procedure Law; Guangdong PM2.5; Proportion of NPC deputies

March 8: Exam disclosing incident; Pension funds into stock market; Aircraft carrier to begin serving

March 7: Chi-pao (female lawmakers); Property tax; Luxury fixtures on bullet train

March 6: Zong Qinghou(richest man); Liu Xiang; Shi Yongxin

March 5: GDP 7.5%; Chang'e-3; Government work report

March 4: Defense budget; Huang Xihua (NPC deputy); Wukan election

March 3: CPPCC annual session (CPPCC work report); Long March-5 rocket; Lowering marriageable age



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