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Top political advisor urges more contributions to policy-making
China's top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng on Tuesday said the new leadership of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) should make more contributions to central government policy-making.
Panchen Lama takes higher advisory post
Three years after making his political debut, the 11th Panchen Lama, a spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, has been entrusted with a more important role of advising China on state affairs.
China targets 20-pct growth in installed nuclear power
China's plan to raise its installed nuclear power capacity by 20 percent this year shows that the country is developing nuclear power in a safe and efficient way, according to a senior Chinese energy executive.
Details of state leadership elections
China's lawmakers attending the ongoing national legislative session are expecting three busy days from Thursday to elect and appoint state leaders.
China's Cabinet appoints new officials
The State Council, or China's Cabinet, on Tuesday announced a number of new appointments and dismissals of officials in government departments and organizations.
New media body's name could prove a mouthful
Despite broad support for the central government's restructuring plans, there is one immediate problem: what to call its reorganized media administration.
CPPCC vows to promote consultative democracy
The newly-elected leader of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) pledged Tuesday to promote consultative democracy, saying that it embodies the intrinsic requirements of socialist democracy.
CPPCC's new leader rejects Western political systems
The newly-elected leader of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) pledged Tuesday that China will promote consultative democracy and will not copy Western political systems under any circumstances.
Breakup first, then debts for MOR reform
The first challenge for the Ministry of Railways (MOR) is to ensure the smooth separation of administrative functions from its commercial operations, while its debts will be handled next, an official involved in planning China's latest cabinet restructuring said Monday.
China unveils lineup of top political advisors
Some well-known names in China's cabinet, including central banker Zhou Xiaochuan, and senior provincial officials, on Monday entered leadership of the country's top political advisory body.
Top political advisory body ends annual session
China's top political advisory body, the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), concluded Tuesday morning in Beijing.
Yu Zhengsheng: A frank, devoted friend
"If you have any questions, bring them up. If you have any problems or any worries, tell us. Only by being frank can we become devoted friends."
Top leaders join discussions with lawmakers
Top Chinese leaders on Monday continued their panel discussions with lawmakers during the ongoing annual session of the National People's Congress (NPC), the top legislature.
Xi urges armed forces' loyalty, discipline
Xi Jinping, top leader of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the CPC Central Military Commission, on Monday urged the country's armed forces to be "absolutely loyal" to the Party, sharpen fighting capacity and abide by disciplines.
Advisory body sharpens focus
The top political advisory body elected a smaller but more diversified new generation of leaders on Monday to guide its development for the next five years.
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