The fourth session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) opens at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 4, 2021. The fourth session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) opens at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 5, 2021. Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders attended the opening meetings. The year 2021 marks the centenary of the CPC, the start of the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025) and the beginning of a new journey toward fully building a modern socialist country.

CPPCC members arrive for annual session

Members of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) walk towards the Great Hall of the People for the opening meeting of the fourth session of the 13th CPPCC National Committee in Beijing.[more..]

NPC deputies arrive for opening meeting of fourth session of 13th NPC

Deputies to the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) walk towards the Great Hall of the People for the opening meeting of the fourth session of the 13th NPC in Beijing, capital of China, March 5, 2021.[more..]

Update: CPC leadership meets to discuss draft 14th five-year plan, gov't work report

The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee met on Friday to discuss the draft 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025) for National Economic and Social Development and the Long-Range Objectives Through the Year 2035, as well as the draft government work report.[more..]

China's serious violent crimes drop to two-decade low in 2020

The number of cases of serious violent crimes in China dropped in 2020 to the lowest level in two decades, according to a work report of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) unveiled Monday.[more..]

News Analysis: How China's five-year plans catalyze its rejuvenation

China on Friday unveiled a draft blueprint for economic and social development over the next five years and clarified the long-range objectives through the year 2035, setting policy priorities for a new development stage that is crucial for the country to achieve socialist modernization.[more..]

Economic Watch: China's new five-year blueprint paves way for 2060 carbon-neutrality

China will take more measures to restructure its industry and energy mix in a greener way, and this will lay a solid foundation for peaking carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality by 2060.[more..]

Stable employment demonstrates Chinas confidence, strength

China ensured the overall stability of employment and secured better-than-expected results in stabilizing the job market in 2020, which is particularly precious, given that the COVID-19 pandemic hit the global economy hard last year.[more..]

More jobs to spur China's economic growth: premier

An expansion in employment as a result of steady economic recovery will further promote sound growth of China’s economy, Premier Li Keqiang said Thursday.[more..]

Focus: Xi stresses safeguarding peoples health, building quality basic public education

President Xi Jinping on Saturday stressed giving "strategic priority " to safeguarding people’s health and building a high-quality and balanced basic public education service system.[more..]

China to strengthen legal safeguards for public health

China’s top legislature will continue with the work plan for enacting and revising laws to strengthen the legal safeguards for public health, according to a work report.[more..]

China strengthens cultural and tourism industry to better help poverty reduction

China has made great efforts to promote poverty alleviation through culture and tourism since 2012, giving the cultural and tourism industry a huge role in benefiting and enriching people.[more..]

Li Keqiang: Rural revitalization strategy to consolidate poverty alleviation

China will continue to implement its rural revitalization strategy and promote steady development of agriculture and increase the incomes of rural population, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday in Beijing.[more..]

NPC deputy suggests exploring forest carbon sink development

A deputy to the 13th National People’s Congress suggested exploring to build a forest carbon sink stimulus mechanism to promote coordinated development between building old revolutionary base areas and ecological protection.[more..]

China to promote green transformation of development

China will promote the comprehensive green transformation of the social and economic development, according to the draft outline of the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025) for national economic and social development and the long-range objectives through the year 2035.[more..]

Educational fairness ensures equal access to opportunities: Premier Li

No child should be put at a disadvantage because of his or her family background, or where he or she comes from, said Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at a press conference on Thursday, adding that educational fairness is most important to ensure equal access to opportunities.[more..]

Tibetan NPC Deputy: Education essential to poverty alleviation and rural vitalization

Education plays an essential role in poverty alleviation and rural vitalization, and offers great opportunities to color up one’s life, Kong Qingju, deputy head of the Teaching and Research Office at the Education Bureau of Menyuan Hui Autonomous County, northwest China’s Qinghai Province, told the media on Friday at the Deputies’ Corridor at this year’s Two Sessions.[more..]

China to step up judicial protection of IPR

China will step up judicial protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) to support innovation-driven development, according to a work report of the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) on Monday. More efforts will be made to enhance the IPR protection of core technologies in key areas and emerging industries, said the report submitted to the ongoing national legislative session for deliberation.[more..]

Anti-Trust Law amendment to check monopoly

According to the work report of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee released on Monday, the top legislature of the country is amending five laws, including the Anti-Trust Law.[more..]

China Focus: Women shine at China's "two sessions"

Female lawmakers and political advisors, with record-high representation at China’s ongoing annual “two sessions,” are playing an irreplaceable role in pooling wisdom to fuel the country's development, as China embarks on a new journey toward socialist modernization. Official data shows that women make up 24.9 percent of national legislators at the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) and 20.4 percent of members of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the country’s top political advisory body.[more..]

Chinese political advisors pay high attention to personal information security

Chinese political advisors attach great importance to personal information security and privacy protection, having done a lot of work in recent years in this regard, Guo Weimin, a spokesperson for the annual session of the country's top political advisory body, told a press conference Wednesday. Multiple members of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) have submitted relevant proposals, Guo said, adding that the CPPCC held a teleconference on personal information protection and a symposium on AI-related ethical and legal issues last year.[more..]

World Insights: China's greater opening-up to boost global recovery, experts say

China’s commitment to greater opening-up in the government work report delivered at the annual “two sessions” will serve as a catalyst for global recovery, experts have said.[more..]

Xinhua Commentary: What does China's poverty reduction victory mean to the world?

Alleviating poverty is a common and enduring challenge to humanity. China has a population of 1.4 billion and has used the past decades, since 2012 especially, to tackle the challenge with unparalleled efforts. Ending absolute poverty in the world’s most populous country is nothing less than a history-making moment.[more..]