Two Sessions in 2018

2018-02-26 21:54 GMT+8

Chinese president Xi Jinping called on all efforts to tackle the challenges and realize the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation as the first session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) closed on Tuesday in Beijing.

2018-03-20 09:24 GMT+8

Li Zhanshu, newly-elected chairman of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, announced the closing of the first session of the 13th NPC on Tuesday.

2018-03-20 19:52 GMT+8

The first session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature, concluded on Tuesday morning in Beijing.

2018-03-20 08:59 GMT+8

Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday that China has the ability to pay pension benefits to retirees on time and in full.

2018-03-20 17:36 GMT+8

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Tuesday he will consider paying an official visit to Japan during the China-Japan-ROK leaders' meeting later this year, to start reciprocal visits by the two countries' top leaders.

2018-03-20 13:13 GMT+8

The first session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature, began its closing meeting Tuesday morning in Beijing. Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses the meeting.

2018-03-20 13:37 GMT+8

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Tuesday that China and Russia are each other's biggest neighbors, and a stable and amicable relationship is in the interests of both countries and the world.

2018-03-20 12:33 GMT+8

When China enters the new era, it will open even wider to the rest of the world, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said at a press conference Tuesday morning after the conclusion of the annual legislative session in Beijing.

2018-03-20 13:15 GMT+8

The Chinese mainland will not tolerate any attempt at Taiwan independence or any attempt by external forces to use Taiwan as a card, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang warned on Tuesday.

2018-03-20 12:44 GMT+8

Li Keqiang was endorsed as Chinese premier on Sunday morning at the ongoing first session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC), the country's top legislature.

2018-03-18 10:46 GMT+8

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Tuesday that pensions must be paid timely and in full, and China will continue to set up and reform systems to ensure the delivery of adequate support to the aging population.

2018-03-20 14:53 GMT+8

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said it is fundamental to uphold the One Country, Two Systems principle in boosting the development for Hong Kong and the mainland, in response to a question on whether economic integration will blur the Two Systems.

2018-03-20 13:34 GMT+8

Internet Plus has been playing an important role for keeping Chinese economy steady, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said during the press conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, following the closing meeting of the first session of the 13th National People’s Congress.

2018-03-20 14:16 GMT+8

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang gave a press conference on Tuesday after the closing meeting of the first session of the 13th National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

2018-03-20 17:17 GMT+8

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Tuesday that China will not use its economic power to seek expansion and hegemony.

2018-03-20 12:40 GMT+8

Yi Gang was appointed as the new governor of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), China's central bank, after his nomination was approved by the first session of the 13th National People’s Congress on Monday.

2018-03-19 09:09 GMT+8

How to ease poverty in places like northwest China's Shaanxi Province is one of the most pressing issues as the Two Sessions winds down.

2018-03-19 09:08 GMT+8

A MISSION TO SEE TODAY'S CHINA

2018-03-20 17:29 GMT+8

China will further improve its medical insurance policies, especially the serious disease insurance system, so as to prevent Chinese families from being overwhelmed by such difficulties, said Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during Tuesday’s press conference.

2018-03-20 13:53 GMT+8

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday that the goal of government transformation is to solve problems, to make things easier for people's life, and to respond to people's needs and desires.

2018-03-20 11:37 GMT+8

China’s sports reform aims to enable the general public to participate and enjoy more sports activities, said Gou Zhongwen, minister of the General Administration of Sports of China on Monday.

2018-03-19 14:19 GMT+8

Editor's Note: Zhang Weiwei is a Chinese professor of international relations at Fudan University, and a senior research fellow at the Chunqiu Institute. He is the author of The China Wave: Rise of a Civilizational State. The Chinese Way by Zhang Weiwei is a 10-part CGTN Digital series casting a critical eye over the governance of modern China. Professor Zhang identifies merits and flaws in the Chinese system and contrasts the China model with Western equivalents in a series of short films.

2018-03-20 10:14 GMT+8

Domestic issues took center stage at the final event of the 2018 Two Sessions, with Premier Li Keqiang emphasizing that the Chinese government takes a “people first” approach after a very consequential two and a half weeks of voting and deliberating in Beijing.

2018-03-20 19:43 GMT+8

The DPRK’s nuclear threat, a potential trade war with the US, a thaw in relations with Japan but also China’s continued reform and opening up were among the key points discussed by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at a press conference Tuesday after the National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature, concluded its annual session.

2018-03-20 16:11 GMT+8

China has the ability to forestall systemic financial risks, with enough tools put aside to deal with uncertainties in the global environment or new risks at home, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday. 

2018-03-20 12:27 GMT+8

China welcomes the recent easing of tensions on the Korean Peninsula and will continue to make maximum efforts to promote the denuclearization of the peninsula and peace and stability in the region, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday.

2018-03-20 11:47 GMT+8

‍Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and newly-elected vice premiers attended a press conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Tuesday, following the closing meeting of the first session of the 13th National People’s Congress.

2018-03-20 10:47 GMT+8

Li Keqiang, who was endorsed as Chinese premier by lawmakers on Sunday, is set to hold a press conference on Tuesday after the closing meeting of the first session of the 13th National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

2018-03-19 14:35 GMT+8

After the new reforms relating to governmental institutions were put in place, it was announced that the new Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs would replace the Ministry of Agriculture, taking over all existing responsibilities and merging them with related tasks and programs from other ministries.

2018-03-19 12:22 GMT+8

‍China is now working on an plan for a three-year fight against air pollution, and some objectives have been made, said Li Ganjie, minister of the newly formed Ministry of Ecological Environment, on Monday at the “Ministers’ Corridor” on the sidelines of the annual session of the 13th NPC.

2018-03-19 15:07 GMT+8

Liu He, a chief economic adviser and one of the masterminds behind China's supply side structural reforms, has been approved as a vice premier by the country's legislative body, in a role that puts him at the forefront of a continued overhaul of policies as China further opens up its economy and tackles the threats of systemic risks. 

2018-03-19 11:09 GMT+8

China’s top legislature adopted a list of chairpersons, vice chairpersons and members of eight special committees of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) at a plenary meeting on Monday in Beijing. 

2018-03-19 10:25 GMT+8

China's top legislature, the National People's Congress (NPC), endorsed on Monday Premier Li Keqiang’s nominations of ministers, heads of commissions, governor of the central bank and auditor-general.

2018-03-19 09:18 GMT+8

Wei Fenghe, Wang Yong, Wang Yi, Xiao Jie and Zhao Kezhi, nominated by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, were endorsed as state councilors by lawmakers at the first session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) on Monday morning.

2018-03-19 09:07 GMT+8

Han Zheng, Sun Chunlan, Hu Chunhua and Liu He were endorsed as vice premiers of China's State Council at the first session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) on Monday.

2018-03-19 09:05 GMT+8

The 13th National People's Congress (NPC) began the seventh plenary meeting of its first session on Monday morning in Beijing. 

2018-03-19 08:59 GMT+8

China's Education Minister Chen Baosheng talked on Friday about “ultra big” classes in parts of the country that can have over 66 pupils. Growing up in Europe, I never had more than 23 people in my class.

2018-03-16 19:59 GMT+8

As a rare flurry of snow fell in Beijing on Saturday, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) prepared to bow out with its final Two Sessions press conference.

2018-03-17 21:21 GMT+8

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday held a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

2018-03-17 23:11 GMT+8

Shenzhen has been called the brightest star in China’s reform and opening up. In just four decades, it’s transformed from a poor fishing village to being a magnet for talent from across the nation.

2018-03-18 14:43 GMT+8

WHAT’S THE FUTURE FOR CHINA’S MILLENNIALS?

2018-03-18 13:37 GMT+8

A total of 159 people were elected to become members of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee on Sunday.

2018-03-18 11:27 GMT+8

Implementing the “Made in China 2025” strategy and speeding up efforts to build a strong manufacturing nation are high on the agenda during the Two Sessions. 

2018-03-18 10:47 GMT+8

What does China aspire to become? The country’s annual political season is the best time to find  answers to that question. The Two Sessions are not only about political meetings, but also an important moment to get a feel for the pulse of China. 

2018-03-18 10:39 GMT+8

Xu Qiliang and Zhang Youxia were endorsed as vice chairpersons of the Central Military Commission (CMC) of the People's Republic of China at the annual session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) Sunday morning.

2018-03-18 10:49 GMT+8

The first session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) is holding a plenary meeting on Sunday in Beijing.

2018-03-18 08:59 GMT+8

Zhang Jun was elected procurator-general of the Supreme People's Procuratorate at the annual session of the 13th National People's Congress on Sunday. 

2018-03-18 10:52 GMT+8