China's top legislature and political advisory body will hold annual sessions this week, more than two months after this key political event was postponed due to the COVID-19 epidemic. The world will watch how China charts the course for a crucial year to build a moderately prosperous society in all respects and achieve its development goals, while effectively warding off coronavirus risks. The following are some key topics expected at the sessions of the National People's Congress (NPC) and the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

Sessions to show way ahead

As global attention turns to Beijing with the start of China’s two sessions on Thursday, experts said that the nation’s biggest annual political event will indicate the direction of its socioeconomic development amid the COVID-19 pandemic and will inject confidence into the gloomy world economy.[more..]

China’s top political advisory body starts annual session

China’s top political advisory body started its annual session Thursday afternoon in Beijing.[more..]

China sees severe violent crime prosecution drop over 2 decades: report

The number of people prosecuted for severe violent crimes in China has dropped by an average annual rate of 4.8 percent over the past two decades, a work report of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate showed Monday.[more..]

Central gov’t to support HK, Macao in developing economies, improving living standards

BEIJING, May 22,2020 -- The Chinese central government will support the country& 39;s Hong Kong and Macao special...[more..]

China aims to add over 9 mln new urban jobs in 2020

China will prioritize stabilizing employment and ensuring people’s livelihood this year, aiming to create more than 9 million new urban jobs, according to a government work report submitted to the national legislature for deliberation on Friday.[more..]

China to enhance financial support to ensure employment

China’s central government will set aside 53.9 billion yuan (about 7.6 billion U.S. dollars) of employment subsidies this year amid efforts to ensure employment, according to a draft budget report submitted Friday to the national legislature for deliberation.[more..]

China to enhance public health system to better protect people’s lives

China will step up efforts in building a stronger protection network in the public health domain to better protect people’s lives and health as the country is shifting to COVID-19 regular prevention and control.[more..]

Xi Focus: Xi’s care, national support help revitalize virus-hit Hubei

As the "two sessions " continue, Chinese President Xi Jinping specially joined a group discussion with national lawmakers from central China’s Hubei Province Sunday afternoon, showing his great care for the COVID-19-hit province and its resumption of production.[more..]

China to redouble efforts to ensure development: official

China will still toughen measures to ensure economic growth facing the impact of COVID-19 outbreak, according to the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).[more..]

China firm on achieving development goals of 2020, though setting no specific growth target

China will work to ensure achieving the development goals of winning the battle against poverty and completing the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects this year, though setting no specific economic growth target for 2020, according to a government work report submitted to the national legislature for deliberation on Friday.[more..]

China’s top legislature to focus oversight on poverty-fight

China’s top legislature will focus its oversight work this year on winning the fight against poverty and building a moderately prosperous society in all respects, a report said.[more..]

China to ensure eliminating rural poverty in 2020

China will ensure the elimination of poverty among all rural residents living below the current poverty line and in all poor counties this year, according to a government work report submitted to the national legislature for deliberation on Friday. [more..]

China moves closer to civil code

China’s national legislature will deliberate a massive bill when its annual session opens Friday, moving closer to having a civil code for the people’s republic. [more..]

Over 1 mln pieces of advice solicited during civil code compilation: spokesperson

A total of 1.02 million pieces of advice had been solicited from around 425,000 people during the compilation process of China’s civil code, a spokesperson for the annual session of the national legislature said Thursday.[more..]