Chinese Premier Li Keqiang greets journalists upon arriving at his press conference after the closing meeting of the second annual session of China's 12th National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 13, 2014.
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Chinese Premier Pledges Financial Reforms, Social Fairness
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday vowed to make financial and fiscal reforms a priority in the country's overall reform agenda, but also promised to promote social fairness and people's livelihoods to bridge the widening wealth gap.
Premier: China Aims to Cut Coal Burning by 220 Mln Tonnes
This year, China aims to cut energy intensity by 3.9 percentage, which is equivalent to cutting coal burning by 220 million tonnes, to control the smog. We Are in Action
China Able to Keep Growth at Reasonable Rate: Premier
Responding to concerns that the growth level could be much lower than the 7.5 percent target, Premier Li said, "I have seen some pessimistic views on the Chinese economy. We achieved our goals without undertaking stimulus measures last year, so why can't we this year?"
• Equal Work, Equal Pay
"Equal work, equal pay" should be the natural order of things in a society. But in China, some employees of large state-owned companies and public institutions aren't receiving adequate payment for their performance.
• Dilemma of High School Education in Rural China
At this year's annual session of the National People's Congress, more deputies have raised concerns on the dilemma of high school education in rural areas of the country.
• Unified Pension Scheme Under Scrutiny
Chinese premier Li Keqiang has stated in his 2014 government work report that the country's old-age pension system is one of the "many problems which people are not happy about". At the ongoing annual session of the National People's Congress, many deputies are discussing how to establish a national unified pension scheme.
• What Does the Word "NPC Deputy" Entail?
CRI's reporter visited one of NPC deputies from Shanghai to take a closer look at how their suggestions are affecting the lives of Chinese people.
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• Security Issues
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NPC Livecast
• [Playback]Closing Ceremony of Annual Session of 12th NPC
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CPPCC Livecast
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Spokespersons

NPC Spokesperson Fu Ying

CPPCC Spokesperson Lv Xinhua

Premier Li Keqiang Meets the Press

Journalists Get Ready to Cover Premier Li's Press Meeting

China's Top Political Advisory Body Concludes Annual Session

Chinese Leaders Join Lawmakers in Panel Discussions

NPC Deputies

China's Top Legislator Delivers NPC Work Report

2nd Session of 12th NPC Held in Beijing

CRI Live Broadcast Team

Panoramic View of Great Hall of the People

Chinese Foreign Minister Extends Women's Day Greetings
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Celebrity Advisors at the Closing Meeting of the CPPCC

Li Joins Discussion with Deputies from Qinghai

Top Legislator Joins Discussion with Deputies from HK, Macao

NPC Deputies Sing National Anthem

PLA Deputies Attending NPC Opening Ceremony

Deputies of Ethnic Minority Groups Attending NPC Opening Ceremony

Deputies Pay Silent Tribute to Kunming Attack Victims

Yao in Beijing to Attend CPPCC Session

Deputies to 12th NPC Arrive in Beijing

NPC Deputies Arrive in Beijing
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China's Top Political Advisory Body Concludes Annual Session

Headwear of Deputies in Two Sessions

Journalist Turns Heads at NPC & CPPCC Meetings

A Day of a Tian'anmen Square Patrolman during Two Sessions

Female Reporters Lighten the Two Sessions

New Device of Journalists in Two Sessions

Journalists Work at Opening Meeting Of 2nd Session of 12th NPC

Service Staff Members Add Color to ongoing Sessions

ID Bottled Water for Two Political Sessions

Police Dogs Wearing Shoes Join Two Political Sessions
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NPC News
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• Chinese Premier Shares Anecdote with Vietnam Shop Owner
• Premier: China Aims to Cut Coal Burning by 220 Mln Tonnes
• China Concludes Annual Parliamentary Session
• Closing Meeting of 2nd Session of China's 12th NPC Held in Beijing
• China Concludes Annual Parliamentary Session
• NPC Deputies Give Advice to Unemployed University Grads
• Law-based Gov't Characterizes China's Reform Ambitions
• NPC Focuses on Supervision and Compliance
• Top Legislator Stresses Confidence in China's Political System
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CPPCC News
• China's Top Political Advisory Body Concludes Annual Session
• Top Advisory Body to Conclude Annual Session on Wed.
• 2017 HK Election Should be in Line with Law
• Expert Proposes Search & Rescue Facilities on S. China Sea
• Advisor Urges Legislation to Protect Personal Information
• Vested Interests, Inertia "Hard Nuts" in China's Reform
• Yao Ming Urges End to Ivory Trade
• Li Xiaoxin Attends Two Political Sessions with Eco Bag
• Chinese Leaders, Advisors Pay Silent Tribute to Kunming Attack Victims
• China's Top Political Advisory Body Starts Annual Session
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Archives of Two Sessions
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v 2012 NPC & CPPCC Sessions
v 2011 NPC & CPPCC Sessions
v 2010 NPC & CPPCC Sessions
Comments
• Chinese Economy to Overcome Difficulties, Make New Strides
China's upcoming annual sessions of the National People's Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) have drawn the attention of the world as a window on the country's political and economic development.
• A Solemnly Appropriate Way to Remember History, Safeguard Future
China's top legislature is mulling draft decisions to legislatively establish two national memorial days related to the Japanese aggression during World War II.
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International Views
• Interview with Botswana Ambassador to China
Botswana Ambassador to China speaks about the major issues he is following during China's annual two sessions.
• Austerity Bites for Delegates to China's National People's Congress
Shark's fin and abalone are conspicuous by their absence. Vintage wines will stay tucked away in the cellar. As deputies gather in Beijing this weekend for the annual National People's Congress (NPC) session, many are bracing themselves for a fortnight of unusual austerity.
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About NPC and CPPCC
There is a substantial difference between motions submitted to a session of the National People's Congress (NPC) and proposals to the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).
The National People's Congress is the highest organ of State power with a Standing Committee as its permanent body. NPC and local people's congresses are responsible for creating and supervising administrative, judicial and procuratorial bodies at their respective levels.
The Chinese People's Political Consultative Conferenceis a patriotic united front organization of the Chinese people, serving as a key mechanism for multi-party cooperation and political consultation under the leadership of the Communist Party of China, and a major manifestation of socialist democracy.