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Highlights of Wen's government work report

[2013-03-05 09:25]

Following are the highlights of a government work report distributed to media ahead the annual session of the National People's Congress (NPC) Tuesday morning.

China defense budget to grow 10.7% in 2013

[2013-03-05 09:08]

China plans to raise its defense budget by 10.7 percent to 720.2 billion yuan ($114.3 billion) in 2013.

China's annual legislative session to open

[2013-03-05 08:46]

The annual session of China's top legislature, or the National People's Congress, is scheduled to open at 9 am Tuesday in Beijing.

Xi urges innovation-driven growth

[2013-03-05 07:49]

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Monday urged boosting innovation-powered development in order to make China an economic heavyweight.

Top leaders attend CPPCC's panel discussion

[2013-03-05 07:35]

Xi Jinping (R front), general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission, visits members of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) from China Association for Science and Technology as well as science and technology circles and joins their panel discussion in Beijing, capital of China, March 4, 2013.

Realizing the 'China Dream'

[2013-03-05 06:59]

The term: "China Dream" reminds me of the "American Dream", and the famous "I Have a Dream", speech delivered by Martin Luther King. But the China Dream has a specific meaning, compared with the other two.

Chinese courts handle over 56m cases in 5 years

[2013-03-05 03:55]

China's Supreme People's Court (SPC) and local courts at various levels handled more than 50,000 cases and 56 million cases over the last five years, respectively, up 174 percent and 29.3 percent compared to the previous five-year period, the SPC said Monday.

Equality in education urged for disabled

[2013-03-05 02:17]

China should make continuous efforts to enable disabled students to have equal access to education, a senior national political adviser said.

'Xinjiang class' helps to mold tomorrow's leaders, deputy says

[2013-03-05 02:17]

More students from the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region should be sponsored to be educated in more-developed provinces and regions to enjoy top teaching facilities and methods, a deputy to the National People's Congress suggested.

Smoking issue wafts at Great Hall of People

[2013-03-05 02:17]

To smoke or not to smoke? That remains a question at the annual sessions of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, a forum of China's elites.

Tokyo blamed for islands tension

[2013-03-05 00:50]

Japan has sabotaged its consensus with China and invalidated the basis for China's restraint, the spokeswoman for the National People's Congress said on Monday.

Use rich cultual heritage to boost soft power

[2013-03-05 00:18]

Chinese cultural tourism, particularly to less accessible places, is as fascinating as any we have encountered.

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