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Political advisors voice support for Beijing's 2022 Olympics bid

Chinese political advisors have voiced full support for Beijing's bid at the annual session of the National Committee of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

Major topics of China's two sessions attract worldwide attention

As the annual sessions of China's top legislative and political advisory bodies are drawing to a close, overseas experts and scholars continued to show strong interests in the important gathering.

Advisory: Schedules for NPC, CPPCC annual sessions -- March 13

Following are the schedules for the third sessions of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) and the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) on Friday.

Xi calls for closer civil-military integration

Chinese President Xi Jinping yesterday called to strengthen China's national defense and the combativeness of its armed forces, by greater civil-military integration.

China considers granting Sansha city local legislative power

National legislators proposed to grant the local legislative power to Sansha city of south China's Hainan Province, said the national legislature Thursday.

China sticks to prudent monetary policy: Central bank chief

Chinese central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan said Thursday that China is sticking to the prudent monetary policy despite the use of a string of new monetary policy tools.

Why do Chinese leaders join discussions with legislators, political advisors

Senior Chinese leaders have participated in dozens of panel discussions with the country's legislators and political advisors in the past few days, demonstrating "democracy with Chinese characteristics" at the country's most important annual political event.

China enhances crackdown on corruption: reports

The work reports of two Chinese judicial bodies, delivered to the top legislature Thursday, demonstrated that the authorities had stepped up anti-corruption campaign last year.

Possibility of full interest rate liberalization 'very high' this year

Chinese central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan said Thursday that the possibility for China to fully liberalize its interest rates mechanism is "very high" this year.

1 tln debt swap quota assigned to China's regional gov't

The Ministry of Finance's one trillion debt swap line has been assigned to local governments, regional delegates to China's annual parliamentary session said on Thursday.

China's cross-border capital flows normal: central bank governor

Speculative capital flows do exist in China but a "vast majority" of the country's cross-border capital flows are associated with normal trade and investment activities, central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan said Thursday.

China vows harsher punishment for corruption, terrorism

Chinese authorities would intensify campaigns against social ills ranging from corruption and terrorism to environmental pollution and wrongful convictions, according to work reports of two judicial bodies delivered Thursday to the top legislature.

Cases of terrorism, separatism up 15%: Chief Justice

Chief Justice Zhou Qiang, president of the Supreme People's Court (SPC), delivered a report on the work of the SPC on Thursday to the third session of the 12th National People's Congress.

Prosecutors to take more environment litigation for public interest

The Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) will engage prosecutors more in environment litigation for public interest, its chief Cao Jianming said here Thursday.

Yao Ming, Liu Xiang chat at intervals of CPPCC session

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