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Premier Li nominates new cabinet members
Premier Li Keqiang nominated a list of candidates for members of the State Council, or China's cabinet, at the ongoing national legislative session on Saturday afternoon.
Tan Jing: Enjoy a cultural blend
The "Chinese culture going global" project needs vigorous national support and effort, said globally renowned soprano and NPC deputy Tan Jing.
Chinese parliament to vote on new cabinet lineup
The sixth plenary meeting of the first session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, started at 3:00 p.m. Saturday to vote on the new lineup of the State Council.
Aircraft maker expects exports of Y-20 airlifters
Commercial derivatives of the Y-20, China's first domestically developed strategic airlifter that is expected to enter service around 2017, will be exported to other countries, according to aviation industry insiders.
Call for credit system to improve execution of verdicts
A senior judge in Guangdong province has called for the establishment of a tougher social credit system to improve effective execution of judgments and verdicts given by the court and protect the lawful rights of parties involved.
EU leader optimistic on ties with China
Brussels has sent a strong message to China's new leadership in which the EU says it expects Beijing to boost their strategic partnership and continually be "a key source of growth and stability" for the world.
Rapid urbanization contributes to air pollution
Big cities in China's main economic zones have over 200 hazy days per year, resulting from rapid industrialization and urbanization.
Web bosses go into politics
A number of big names in China's Internet industry have made their way to the nation's top legislative and advisory bodies as the industry's prominence has grown.
Deputies call for aviation law
China's top legislature should accelerate the introduction of an aviation law to ensure the industry can enjoy sound development and rapid growth, lawmakers suggested.
Over-reliance on foreign soybeans worries farmers
Chinese soybean farmers have urged the government to come to their rescue as they are grappling with an influx of cheaper, GM soybeans from overseas.
China's anti-graft efforts to get institutional impetus
China's anti-graft campaign is expected to gain more momentum through institutional reforms.
Judicial know-how holds the key
The country's top two judicial organs have ushered in leaders with profound legal experience.
NPC agenda for March 16
The following is the agenda on Saturday for the first session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature.
Military deputies vow to build strong army
Military deputies to China's top legislature have vowed to build a strong army following top Chinese leader Xi Jinping's calls to that effect earlier in the week.
Air quality monitoring network to expand
A national air quality monitoring network with nearly 950 monitoring stations is expected to be operational in 190 Chinese cities by the end of the year, a senior environmental official said Friday.
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