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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.
      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)
  • Parliament urged to enact law to protect minors (15:36, March 13)
  • Local government debts detrimental to state treasury: Chinese legislator (17:20, March 12)
  • China puts energy-efficient, land-saving building development on government agenda (16:54, March 12)
  • Advisor questions new CCTV office building (16:50, March 12)
  • Legislator proposes adding assault on police as an offence (15:47, March 12)
  • Quotes about NPC, CPPCC annual sessions -- March 11 (15:47, March 12)
  • China plans mammoth effort to popularize ancient literature overseas (19:13, March 11)
  • Macro-economic controls remain the key tasks (17:07, March 11)
  • NPC deputies appeal for sterner penalty for fake goods makers, sellers (16:52, March 11)
  • Local officials feel great pressure by grim colliery accidents (14:01, March 11)
  • Advisors call for relocation of government offices to Beijing suburbs (14:00, March 11)
  • Legislator urges law to protect Yellow River (14:00, March 11)
  • Forex chief warns of "hot money" inflow in name of foreign investment (11:19, March 11)
  • Chinese legislator appeals for rules to curb anti-money laundering (09:28, March 11)
  • CPPCC member calls for medicare system covering all by 2010 (09:08, March 11)
  • China should have more than one financial center, says economist (09:04, March 11)
  • Chinese officials, media increasingly open about inter-agencies disagreements (08:58, March 11)
  • China faces rising rate of juvenile delinquency (08:55, March 11)
  • Political advisors voice support for anti-secession law (16:58, March 10)
  • Advisor urges more measures to improve coal mine work safety (16:56, March 10)
  • China to spend more on protection cultural heritages, advisor (15:38, March 10)
  • RMB to appreciate, but with no timetable: Wu Jinglian (15:37, March 10)
  • Price level may slightly lower than gov't expectation this year, Economists (15:08, March 10)
  • NPC deputy calls for a northwest development bank (14:48, March 10)
  • Government urged to play greater roles to curb housing price (13:46, March 10)
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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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