Two Sessions in 2019

2019-03-01 15:33 GMT+8

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met the press on Friday at the Great Hall of the People after the conclusion of the annual session of the National People's Congress, the national legislature.

2019-03-15 10:30 GMT+8

The closing meeting of the second session of the 13th National People's Congress, China's top legislature, was held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

2019-03-15 09:01 GMT+8

China's Foreign Investment Law (FIL) was passed at the second session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC), the country's top legislature, on Friday.

2019-03-15 09:34 GMT+8

After nearly four years of discussion and revision, the Foreign Investment Law, a legal basis for the utilization of foreign capital in China in the new era, was finally passed at the second session of the 13th National People's Congress on the March 15.

2019-03-15 09:58 GMT+8

Whenever the term deputy to the National People's Congress (NPC) is mentioned, people have the habit of connecting it with a serious-looking man or woman, who is usually in their 50s or 60s with a notable social status. 

2019-03-14 21:53 GMT+8

Chronic disease drugs will be added to China's basic medical insurance system and half of the expenses can be reimbursed this year, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said during the press conference on Friday following the closing meeting of the second session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature.

2019-03-15 13:45 GMT+8

The Chinese mainland has always attached great significance to investments from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, and will introduce more preferential policies for them, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday. 

2019-03-15 13:24 GMT+8

By prudential regulation the government needs to draw a clear bottom line involving public safety and security, no one should be able to use Internet plus or the sharing economy as an excuse or means for cheating and manipulation, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday.

2019-03-15 13:31 GMT+8

Why has China established an Intellectual Property Rights court (IPR court) under the Supreme People's Court (SPC)? Do Chinese courts respect and enforce intellectual property rights for foreign nationals and their patents?

2019-03-15 12:20 GMT+8

He speaks Mandarin fluently and drinks Chinese oolong tea daily. No wonder American William Brown, a 63-year-old MBA professor at Xiamen University, says he has a Chinese heart.

2019-03-15 12:14 GMT+8

China's national defense policy is a topic that never fails to capture international attention.

2019-03-13 20:29 GMT+8

What achievements have China made in tackling pollution? What's the magic behind China's growing vegetation cover? Does Beijing's odd-even license plate system work to curb smog? These are some of the common questions that come to the fore whenever China's environmental issues are discussed.

2019-03-11 22:17 GMT+8

From infrastructure projects to humanitarian assistance, China has been committed to providing foreign aid as well as forging ahead with international development cooperation.

2019-03-10 09:28 GMT+8

Foreigners are curious about the Chinese economy, but not always in the way that we expect.

2019-03-08 18:24 GMT+8

China has long faced global scrutiny over its policies on ethnic minority groups, particularly from the foreign media. It also raises questions as to how familiar those outside China are with the country's ethnic policies.

2019-03-06 20:49 GMT+8

Have you ever wondered what life is like for those doing business in China? If you had a chance to ask Chinese regulators, what would you ask to learn more about the expanding investment opportunities in the world's second largest economy? With the National People's Congress starting in March, here are some issues that are making CGTN's international fans scratch their heads.

2019-03-05 19:19 GMT+8

What do Chinese diplomats really think about U.S. president Donald Trump? What would they like to see as the future of Canada-China relations? Will foreigners face language difficulties when visiting China?

2019-03-05 13:55 GMT+8

What is China's policy toward foreign aid? Residents of Kenya, Pakistan and Thailand asked various questions about China's role in international cooperation. Got anything to add? Leave a comment below and the best will be asked in CGTN interviews at the annual Two Sessions meetings this March. 

2019-03-05 10:05 GMT+8

To dispel the myths surrounding China's anti-corruption campaign, tune in to CGTN's Ask China. For this series, we have people outside of the country ask the government the questions they've always wanted to ask.

2019-03-04 09:17 GMT+8

What are the procedures for going to China without having to go to an agency to get my visa? Do I need a visa to study in China or is it possible for me to work in China without a visa if I am a European citizen? Why is it so hard for foreigners to get a work visa to go to China if you do not want to be an English teacher? 

2019-03-03 13:15 GMT+8

China's reform and opening-up is a miracle, but the new chapter the country has entered requires changes, from which China will benefit in the long term, Ivan Chu, chairman of John Swire & Sons (China) Ltd, told CGTN in an interview discussing the country's outlook this year. 

2019-03-11 14:06 GMT+8

The Chinese market is the largest auto market in the world, and the country's new foreign investment law will further open up the auto sector to encourage more brands to enter the market. Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali considers China as an important element towards making Lamborghini more successful.

2019-03-07 17:40 GMT+8

After gaining solid growth in different industries in China, Rockwell Automation expects to land more opportunities in the market, backed by China's development of smart manufacturing as well as its rising middle class, Ian Shih, China president of the U.S.-based company, told CGTN. 

2019-03-07 15:48 GMT+8

Thermo Fisher Scientific, a global life sciences company present in the Chinese market for 35 years, remains confident in China's further opening up and its national focus on health, Tony Acciarito, president of the company's branch in China told CGTN. 

2019-03-05 11:57 GMT+8

With China prioritizing its citizens' access to healthcare and the country's opening up, global eye care company Alcon continues to regard China as a highly important strategic market, Dorothy Wang, general manager of Alcon Greater China told CGTN as she shared her insights on the industry. 

2019-03-01 15:07 GMT+8

The changes China is making to upgrade its economic structure are bringing more opportunities to global investors, Jason Peng, president of China & North Asia, Danaher Corporation, told CGTN, sharing the tech giant's vision of the Chinese market. 

2019-03-01 11:41 GMT+8

After entering China in 1995, quality of life services provider Sodexo is still confident in China's growth potential and further opening up, Martin Boden, the company's China president, told CGTN while sharing his insights into the Chinese market. 

2019-02-28 13:41 GMT+8

The toymaker Lego released its report showing the company jumped out of the bearish toy market and see revenue rose four percent to over 5.5 billion U.S. dollars in 2018. Lego's CEO, Niels Christiansen is very happy with the company's growing top- and bottom-line.

2019-02-27 21:54 GMT+8

What are the highlights of this year's Two Sessions, and what signal is the Chinese government sending amid Sino-U.S. trade frictions? Einar Tangen shares his views.

2019-03-15 11:54 GMT+8

How did China escape the "Poverty Trap"? A distinct feature of the country's political system is that it can get things done fast, especially great things.

2019-03-14 09:05 GMT+8

China is taking a leadership role in the world, while the U.S. has stepped out of the climate change talks, is re-engineering its coal industry, pushing fossil fuels and infiltrating oil-rich countries around the world.

2019-03-11 15:41 GMT+8

China's involvement in infrastructure projects not only drives the local economy, but also drives the overall development of the surrounding region.

2019-03-10 11:38 GMT+8

Before coming here, they knew of China, but never really knew China.

2019-03-09 11:06 GMT+8

As the new Foreign Investment Law has been a highlight in this year's National People's Congress, what information does it bring to us?

2019-03-08 18:27 GMT+8

When the BRI comes alive, it will change the world in a big way. But the biggest challenge is not the connecting of roads, ports and bridges, and not even that of banks and factories, but the linking of minds.

2019-03-08 11:53 GMT+8

With development in China, the CPC has worked on expanding and consolidating the foundation of its governance, making the policies more in line with the interests of the majority of the public.

2019-03-03 07:59 GMT+8

China's GDP growth came in at 6.6 percent in 2018 which has aroused Western concerns. Whether China's economy is going to slow down? Will it bring down Western economies with it?

2019-03-02 09:27 GMT+8

The Communist Party of China has continued to attract the best and brightest of the Chinese people and established a rational ideological and theoretical system that keeps advancing with the times. It has also developed close ties with state institutions and almost all formal organizations in Chinese society, from national to grassroots level.

2019-03-02 07:45 GMT+8

Spartanburg and Shenyang are both bases of the BMW manufacturing, but the sales status of the two towns is different. Why is that?

2019-02-28 07:47 GMT+8

China has a kind of special universities with an average student age of above 60 years. The curriculum is extensive but easy, offering foreign languages, computer skills, music, dance, photography, painting and other crafts, sports and cooking. 

2019-03-14 14:39 GMT+8

Former NBA All-Star player Stephon Marbury received his permanent residence permit of China in 2016. Previously, he led the Beijing basketball team to win three China Basketball Association championships. Marbury was the first active athlete to receive a Chinese green card before his retirement in 2018.

2019-03-13 12:00 GMT+8

Some say overseas returnees in China are not as sought-after as they once were, citing various reasons: unfamiliarity with the domestic job market, mismatches between academic knowledge and work, and salaries that fail to meet expectations. But is this all true?

2019-02-27 18:11 GMT+8

Chinese travelers completed nearly 150 million international trips in 2018, visiting 157 countries and regions, according to data from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. The figure is expected to hit 166 million this year, an 11-percent increase. 

2019-02-28 12:03 GMT+8

Heavy work pressure, fewer opportunities to socialize, and high cost of living are the common woes of Chinese singles under 35.

2019-03-01 11:49 GMT+8

The Supreme People's Court (SPC) of China issued their 2019 work report on Tuesday, at the ongoing second session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC). 

2019-03-12 17:17 GMT+8

Zhang Jun, procurator-general of the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP), highlighted progress made in the top procuratorate's work last year while delivering a report to the second session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing on Tuesday. 

2019-03-12 17:14 GMT+8

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi Friday gave a briefing on China's diplomatic achievements from last year and stated China's stances on major international issues at a press conference on the sidelines of the second session of the 13th National People's Congress in Beijing.

2019-03-08 18:30 GMT+8

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivered the Government Work Report to the second session of the 13th National People's Congress in Beijing on Tuesday.

2019-03-05 19:13 GMT+8

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), China's top political advisory body.

2019-03-03 07:27 GMT+8

With the adoption of Supervision Law and establishment of the National Supervisory Commission (NSC) in March last year, a more sophisticated and efficient supervisory network has been formed to cover everyone in China that exercises public power.

2019-03-02 07:39 GMT+8

The clock is ticking for China's goal of eliminating poverty by 2020 to build a moderately prosperous society as China's 2019 Two Sessions – the annual meetings of the national legislature and the top political advisory body – approach.

2019-03-01 16:55 GMT+8

The most enjoyable pastime on a cold winter day is having friends and relatives sitting around eating a steaming hot pot. 

2019-03-10 18:30 GMT+8

High-quality development is one of the top items on the agenda during the two sessions. China's economy is facing a transition period from rapid growth to one that is more innovative and environmentally-friendly. What kind of high-quality development has China achieved? And where will the country go?

2019-03-09 14:11 GMT+8

At a ceremony at the site of the plant on the outskirts of Shanghai, Chief Executive Elon Musk joined the city's mayor and other local government officials to formally begin construction of a factory that Tesla has said will cost around two billion U.S. dollars.

2019-02-28 21:39 GMT+8

Crazy Rich Asians, the first Hollywood blockbuster with an all-Asian cast since 1993, premiered on the Chinese mainland on Friday.

2019-02-27 12:26 GMT+8

China's finance ministry announced on Tuesday that it has cut tariffs on foreign vehicles since the further opening up of the country. As such, China's auto industry is undergoing a transformation.

2019-02-27 12:51 GMT+8

National treatment will be implemented before and after the entry of foreign companies, Ning Jizhe, deputy chief of National Development and Reform Commission said on March 6.

2019-03-09 12:42 GMT+8

You may not see a human face other than your dining partner at the world's first fully automated hotpot restaurant staffed by robot chefs and waiters that has been opened by Haidilao, a famous Chinese chain.

2019-03-09 12:16 GMT+8

Moviegoers in China will be the first to witness the newest DC superhero film Aquaman as it is set to hit theaters in the country this weekend, two weeks before its North America release date of December 21.

2019-02-27 22:23 GMT+8

Another three prototypes for China's first domestically made large passenger jet, the C919, will undergo maiden flights this year, following the success of a third one in December, according to the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd (COMAC), the jet maker.

2019-02-28 07:42 GMT+8

Chinese mutual fund companies are gearing up to invest in the new science and technology innovation board expected to be launched this year.

2019-02-27 12:11 GMT+8

"Counter-cyclical" adjustments are macroeconomic tools used to neutralize possible negative effects of economic cycles. They can be implemented through various ways, including currencies, credit, tax, government spending, and detailed industry policies.

2019-03-14 20:00 GMT+8

The past two weeks have been crazy for the journalists based in China because it was the Two Sessions, one of the most important political events in the country.

2019-03-14 22:45 GMT+8

Regulating the discharge of industrial waste will be the top priority in restoring the environment along the Yangtze River’s lower reaches, said Li Ganjie, China’s minister of Ecology and Environment. Li also introduced plans to address the problems found in an extensive field survey in late 2018.

2019-03-11 18:24 GMT+8

China: World of Wonders is a new virtual reality series focusing on 10 tourist destinations in the country. It was released as part of CGTN's coverage of the Two Sessions, one of China's most important annual political meetings currently underway in Beijing.

2019-03-15 10:18 GMT+8

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang urged Japan and South Korea to speed up free-trade agreement (FTA) talks as the three parties mark the 20th anniversary of the launch of the China-Japan-South Korea cooperation mechanism this year.

2019-03-15 13:45 GMT+8

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said China will certainly deliver the promise on opening up, which is a fundamental state policy that has benefited the Chinese people and the world. 

2019-03-15 13:34 GMT+8

China will further cut financing costs for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by an additional 1 percentage point this year, making sure the financial system will better serve the real economy, said Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at a press conference after the conclusion of the annual session of China's national legislature Friday.

2019-03-15 13:28 GMT+8

Editor's Note:

2019-03-15 13:59 GMT+8

China is determined to implement large-scale tax and fee cuts this year as a key countermeasure against downward economic pressure, Premier Li Keqiang said Friday at a press conference after the conclusion of the annual session of the National People's Congress, China's national legislature .

2019-03-15 12:33 GMT+8

In this year's government work report, Premier Li Keqiang said China will give foreign businesses broader market access and remove foreign investment limits in more areas. 

2019-03-15 10:59 GMT+8

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday announced that he will visit EU Headquarters next month to attend the new round of the China-EU leaders' meeting.

2019-03-15 13:13 GMT+8

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said the mainland will roll out more measures to promote cross-Strait ties and ensure the equal treatment of Taiwan businessmen and residents working and living in the mainland, while reiterating that the mainland firmly opposes Taiwan independence.

2019-03-15 12:26 GMT+8

The Chinese government will continue to pursue market-oriented and law-based reforms to ensure that concrete outcomes will be delivered through specific actions, said Chinese Premier Li Keqiang as he met the press at the Great Hall of the People after the conclusion of the second session of the 13th National People's Congress on Friday morning.

2019-03-15 12:49 GMT+8

China's modernization process has always faced tremendous employment pressure and in 2019, the country's job first policy will elevate the employment issue, Premier Li Keqiang said at a press conference on Friday morning.

2019-03-15 12:37 GMT+8

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang attended a press conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Friday, following the closing meeting of the second session of the 13th National People’s Congress. The premier called for more attention to the care of seniors, along with sufficient child care and he vows to steadily improve people's well-being. 

2019-03-15 12:08 GMT+8

China's tax cuts are greatly easing the burden on domestic companies, said Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. While answering a question from Caixin Media at a Friday press conference wrapping up the Two Sessions, Premier Li said upcoming tax cuts will generate dividends worth two trillion yuan, or nearly 300 billion U.S. dollars.

2019-03-15 12:15 GMT+8

A survey suggests issues related to age and child care are major difficulties in China, and this must draw close attention from the government, said Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during Friday's press conference.

2019-03-15 12:14 GMT+8

China and the U.S. enjoy broad common interests and space for cooperation despite twists in some areas and the underlying trend for the relationship is forward, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday.

2019-03-15 11:59 GMT+8

China's economy has performed well under the backdrop of a softening global economy and it will continue the sound momentum for the long run, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said at a press conference on Friday morning.

2019-03-15 11:45 GMT+8

‍Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday urged all parties to stay patient on issues regarding the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and to seize the opportunity to promote dialogue between the U.S. and the DPRK.

2019-03-15 11:29 GMT+8

China's foreign investment law passed by lawmakers at the closing meeting of the second session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) will advance China's opening-up to a higher level, Li Zhanshu, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, said on Friday.

2019-03-15 09:54 GMT+8

I'm Robert Lawrence Kuhn and here's what I'm watching: China's new Foreign Investment Law, backing up words with deeds. Foreign critics, quick to stress the Law's lack of specificity, should appreciate China's commitment and process.

2019-03-15 10:07 GMT+8

At this year's Two Sessions, Chinese President Xi Jinping made important remarks on a wide range of topics such as culture, poverty alleviation, rural revitalization and the relationship between economic growth and environmental protection when attending panel discussions with legislators and political advisers.

2019-03-13 23:42 GMT+8

This law not only conforms to the stage of economic development and the basic national realities of China, but also creates a high standard system for further opening-up.

2019-03-13 11:28 GMT+8

Only win-win cooperation in trade talks can lead to a satisfying result.

2019-03-13 17:37 GMT+8

The arduous fight for poverty reduction in China is approaching its end as the country's poor population is planned to be lifted out of extreme poverty by the end of 2020. 

2019-03-13 10:19 GMT+8

China's top political adviser Wang Yang on Wednesday called on political advisers to build consensus in their work and understand the importance of continuous learning during the closing meeting of the Second Session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

2019-03-13 12:47 GMT+8

The 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), China's top political advisory body, concluded its annual session Wednesday in Beijing. 

2019-03-13 09:35 GMT+8

Chinese President Xi Jinping called on the military to strengthen national defense, and to resolutely safeguard the interests of national development.

2019-03-12 16:04 GMT+8