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Measures urged to protect vanishing ethnic languages
For ethnic groups in China, moving from remote villages in the mountains or grasslands to modern communities means better prospects. But it puts their native language at risk of extinction, according to political advisers.
City cluster to boost cooperation
The past four years have witnessed positive outcomes of the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, and the three areas plan to further strengthen cooperation, to improve the overall competitiveness as a potential world-class city cluster, said officials on the sidelines of the ongoing first session of the 13th National People's Congress.
Shanghai call to better protect personal information
​Shanghai's deputies to the National People's Congress are calling for a comprehensive law to protect personal information.
Bay Area offers huge potential for young people
The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area offers a fantastic platform for young people from the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions to work and start up businesses on the Chinese mainland, deputies to the National People’s Congress (NPC) said on Tuesday.
Accountability to protect antiquities
Crucial work has been done to safeguard China's cultural treasures, and more responsibilities are being placed on the government's shoulders, a senior official said on Tuesday.
'Sustainability' key for 2022 Winter Olympics
As the Olympic spotlight shifts to Beijing following the Games in Pyeongchang, the Chinese capital has beefed up efforts to produce a sustainable Winter Olympics in 2022, with its legacy underlined as a key requirement for post-Games success.
Teachers should be classified as civil servants: NPC deputy
Chinese Minister of Education Chen Baosheng has told the two sessions that the Chinese government is strengthening the construction of its teaching base.
More public, private kindergartens planned
China will quicken the pace of building more public kindergartens and inclusive private kindergartens to ensure that children obtain better and cheaper preschool education.
Deputies to verify laws, regulations are proper
China's top legislature will push for constitutional compliance inspections and better ways of reviewing documents this year-administrative rules, judicial interpretations, local laws and regulations-to ensure that they are consistent with the Constitution and the law, according to a work report delivered on Sunday.
China improves judicial services, ensures fairness, justice: report
Letting the public feel fairness and justice in every judicial case is the goal of courts across China, a work report of the Supreme People's Court (SPC) said Friday.
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