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A former defense ministry official on Wednesday rejected the possibility of a war, saying the Chinese military has a "strong" exchange plan this year.

2nd child possible for more

2013-03-07 07:06

Rural couples in Shanghai, Tianjin and five provinces have been entitled to have a second child if either of them is the only child of their families.

Cao Kan, an overseas Chinese representative invited to observe the nation's top political advisory body, has, urged the government to aggressively promote energy efficient buildings.

Environmental protection and food safety were highlighted among issues concerning people's livelihood in Premier Wen Jiabao's Government Work Report delivered to the National People's Congress on Tuesday.

China should accelerate environmental taxation reform and cut income tax for environmental protection companies to 15 percent, to ease the country's pollution problems and realize sustainable development, a political adviser has suggested.

No sooner had Vice-Foreign Minister Fu Ying been named spokeswoman for the first session of the 12th National People's Congress on Monday, than netizens' comments began to flood in.

The State Council on Friday ordered a 20-percent individual income tax be levied on capital gains by home sellers.

Former NBA star Yao Ming spent seven days writing his proposals, focusing on the best way to develop sports in the country.

The government should implement a major tax-reduction plan to expand its middle-class population to 600m by 2020, a CPPCC member said.

National lawmakers have backed reform of controversial labor camps in which people can be sentenced to "re-education" by police without trial.

Zhang Jing'an, head of the Information Office at the General Office of the National Committee of the CPPCC, said the CPPCC will save 2 million yuan ($320,000) thanks to a series of measures initiated during its first session that will help reduce expenditures.

A renowned TV series writer has called for originality in dramas, saying TV dramas are a number one productive force and the only outlet for industry growth, Chinanews.com reported Sunday.

A national lawmaker has urged strict legal supervision for China's milk industry, suggesting that those "black sheep" in the sector should be sent to prison.

With the annual "two sessions" approaching, China's new leadership has vowed to fight corruption and stick to an ongoing frugality campaign.