Wu Jianmin, the spokesman for the First Plenary Session of the Eleventh National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), answered questions from journalists during a news conference on the CPPCC session at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 2, 2008. The session would open at 15:00 March 3rd in the Great Hall of the People and end in March 14th, lasting 11 days. 2,075 of the total 2,237 CPPCC National Committee members had arrived in Beijing for the session till 12:00, Mar 2.
The First Session of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC) was open at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 5, 2008. Premier Wen Jiabao, on behalf of the State council, delivered a government work report to the session.
Chinese procurator-general Jia Chunwang and China's top judge and president of the Supreme People's Court Xiao Yang delivered work reports to wrap up the work of the Supreme People's Procuratorate and the work of the Supreme People's Court respectively at the First Session of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC). Both of the two work reports highlighted judicial protection on people's livelihood. According to the work report of Jia Chunwang, the procurator-general stressed on duty crime investigations involving with education, employment, finance, health and medicine, social security, land requisition and resettlement, disaster relief, and immigrant compensation. Meanwhile, in the work report of Xiao Yang, the president of the Supreme People's Court said the court would safeguard social equality and justice, following the guidelines of impartial jurisdiction and concerns on people's benefits. Within the past five years, the Supreme People's Court had assisted the people's courts at all levels to take a series of measures for the convenience of the people.
China's lawmakers met on Tuesday to hear an explanation of a government reshuffle plan at the fourth plenary meeting of the First Session of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC). According to the plan, China would set up five new "super ministries", including the Ministry of Industry and Information, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, the Ministry of Environmental Protection, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Construction, and the Ministry of Transport. After the reshuffle, the State Council would have 27 ministries and commissions apart from the General Office, compared with the present 28. This had been the sixth government reshuffle over the past 30 years.
China voiced strong opposition to Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2007 released by the U.S. Department of State which willfully distorted and groundlessly criticized China's human rights conditions. Responding to the U.S. report, the Information Office of Chinese State Council released Human Rights Record of the US in 2007. This was the ninth consecutive year when Chinese State Council Information Office published human rights record of the US.