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Editor's Note
The Great Hall of the People has again lept into world attention upon the holding of the annual sessions of the National People's Congress (NPC, China's top legislature), and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC, the nation's top political advisory body) in Beijing, on March 5 and 3 respectively.


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Hu Jintao meets with NPC deputies from PLA




Hu Jintao elected Chairman of CMC




Three CPPCC members celebrate 90th birthday




Ethnic group delegates at the NPC




President Hu joins CPPCC group discussions




Leaders attend NPC preparatory meeting




CPPCC annual session: sidelights




CPPCC Chairman Jia Qinglin delivers report




NPC deputies begin to arrive in Beijing




CPPCC members begin to arrive in Beijing



Premier Wen Jiabao gestures while answering a reporter's question at a press conference in the Great Hall of the People March 14, 2005. Wen talked about the Anti-Secession Law, macro economy, renminbi and Hong Kong issues at the press.
  • Report on the Work of the Gov'nt
  • Premier on China's foreign relations
  • Premier Wen Jiabao meets the press
  • UPDATED 13:54, March 18, 2005
    Report on the Work of the Government
    Following is the full text of the Report on the Work of the Government delivered by Premier Wen Jiabao at the Third Session of the Tenth National People's Congress on March 5, 2005.
    Report on China's central and local budgets
    The following is the full text of the Report on the Implementation of the Central and Local Budgets for 2004 and on the Draft Central and Local Budgets for 2005, submitted to the Third Session of the Tenth National People's Congress on March 5, 2005.
    Report on China's economic and social development plan
    The following is the full text of the Report on the Implementation of the 2004 Plan for National Economic and Social Development and on the 2005 Draft Plan for National Economic and Social Development, submitted to the Third Session of the Tenth National People's Congress on March 5, 2004.
      Session in progress  
  • China's top legislature enacts historic law for peace (09:54, March 15)
  • China's top legislature closes annual session (10:01, March 14)
  • China's parliament adopts Anti-Secession Law (10:41, March 14)
  • China adds four new members to top military commission (09:29, March 14)
  • China's parliament approves government work report (09:15, March 14)
  • NPC Law Committee's report on result of deliberation of draft Anti-Secession Law (08:46, March 14)
  • Hu Jintao urges army to perform "historical mission" (10:05, March 14)
  • Tung feels honored for being elected vice chairman of top advisory body (15:58, March 13)
  • Chinese President urges to build energy-efficient and environment- friendly society (15:45, March 13)
  • Premier Wen lauds Tung's role in HK development (16:38, March 13)
  • State Council approves Tung Chee Hwa's resignation (15:35, March 13)
  • National legislature affirms candidate for state CMC (17:42, March 12)
  • Tung Chee Hwa elected CPPCC vice chairman  (15:42, March 13)
  • CPPCC members endorse Anti-Secession Law: resolution (16:11, March 12)
  • China's top advisory body concludes annual session  (17:44, March 12)
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      Reports and speeches  
  • Full Text: Report on China's central & local budgets (17:21, March 15)
  • Full Text: Report on China's economic and social development plan (14:09, March 15)
  • Full Text: Report on the Work of the Government  (15:03, March 14)
  • China arrests 2,505 suspects for making, marketing life-threatening fake products (12:24, March 09)
  • Eleven high-ranking officials investigated for criminal charges in 2004 (12:24, March 09)
  • China prosecutes 1,595 state personnel on charges related to human rights abuses (12:25, March 09)
  • China prosecutes 30,788 government officials in 2004 (16:48, March 09)
  • China arrests 20,425 suspects for economic crimes in 2004 (12:25, March 09)
  • Chinese procuratorates approve arrest of 811,102 criminal suspects last year (12:29, March 09)
  • China's legislature to strengthen law-enforcement inspection on major issues (11:31, March 09)
  • Lawmaker calls for intensified protection of indigenous brands (11:23, March 09)
  • China's Chief Justice pledges to improve death penalty review process (10:22, March 09)
  • Chinese courts sentence 6 high-ranking officials in 2004 (10:16, March 09)
  • Chinese courts report increasing number of petitions in 2004 (10:16, March 09)
  • China to deliberate on draft law on emergency state this year: top legislator (10:05, March 09)
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      Press conference  
  • Premier Wen addresses press conference on key issues  (10:11, March 15)
  • No foreign interference allowed in Taiwan issue: Premier Wen (15:36, March 14)
  • Premier Wen on China's foreign relations (15:35, March 14)
  • Premier Wen Jiabao meets the press  (15:50, March 14)
  • Premier says China will continue to boost capital market (12:44, March 14)
  • Premier: China well planned to carry forward rural reform, development (12:43, March 14)
  • Chinese Premier says China not to abolish death penalty (12:29, March 14)
  • Chinese Premier to visit India soon (12:30, March 14)
  • Premier Wen vows to "fight nut-cracking battle" in reform in 2005 (12:08, March 14)
  • China never allows or fears foreign interference: Premier Wen (13:22, March 14)
  • China to tighten trade, economic ties with Russia: Premier (12:56, March 14)
  • Premier urges efforts for high-level visits between China, Japan (12:15, March 14)
  • Premier says Tung's contribution to Hong Kong to be remembered (12:06, March 14)
  • Premier says China working on plan for more flexible exchange rate (12:03, March 14)
  • Premier: Chinese farmers' autonomy to manage their land never changes (10:52, March 14)
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      Anti-secession law  
  • Full text of Anti-Secession Law (09:51, March 14)
  • Presidential order issued to promulgate Anti-Secession Law (09:37, March 14)
  • Fourth plenum of the third session of 10th NPC held   (11:09, March 14)
  • Mainland refutes Taiwan separatists' attacks on Anti-Secession Law (15:47, March 12)
  • China opposes US official's remarks on China's anti-secession bill (08:02, March 11)
  • Peace paramount in anti-secession law (09:33, March 09)
  • Advisors support enactment of Anti-Secession Law (08:33, March 09)
  • China's anti-secession law backed by lawmakers, political advisors (08:34, March 09)
  • Chinese lawmakers voice unanimous support for Anti-Secession Law (09:54, March 09)
  • Anti-secession law conducive to peace, stability: FM spokesman (08:18, March 09)
  • "Mild, rational" anti-secession law dispels people's worries in Taiwan (08:21, March 09)
  • Full text of explanations on draft Anti-Secession Law  (10:40, March 08)
  • Draft Anti-Secession Law gives broader room for cross-Straits negotiations: lawmaker (10:03, March 08)
  • Draft Anti-Secession Law provides for 5 measures for cross-Straits peace, stability: lawmaker (10:03, March 08)
  • China clarifies conditions for non-peaceful means to stop secession  (15:44, March 08)
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      Voices and opinions  
  • Anti-Secession Law stresses peace across Taiwan Straits (11:59, March 15)
  • People's Daily editorial hails successful conclusion of NPC's annual session (07:57, March 15)
  • Consultation mechanism highly efficient in handling CPPCC proposals (15:56, March 14)
  • Roundup: China enacts Anti-Secession Law amid high popular support (17:08, March 14)
  • Experts call for collection of lost historical data overseas (13:41, March 14)
  • Commentary: legal representation of Chinese nation's fundamental interests (13:00, March 14)
  • Abbot appeals for making law in protection of Shaolin Boxing (08:51, March 14)
  • Lawmaker urges higher output, improved energy efficiency in oil refining (08:46, March 14)
  • School education should highlight safety, lawmaker (08:48, March 14)
  • Legislator appeals for 12-year compulsory education program (08:47, March 14)
  • Government urged to finance rural teachers' paychecks (08:47, March 14)
  • Political advisors show wide-ranging interests in development issues (15:59, March 13)
  • People's Daily editorial hails success of China's top advisory session (15:49, March 13)
  • Overseas Chinese, foreign media hail Anti-Secession Law (15:56, March 13)
  • Retailing business needs policy support: NPC deputy (15:37, March 13)
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    The National People's Congress
    The Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference
    Role of CPPCC
    Legislative Powers of NPC, its Standing Committee
    NPC Motions and CPPCC Proposals
    NPC Deputies Election
    Proposal on amending China's 1982 Constitution by CPC Central Committee

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