Annual meeting of the National People's Congress (NPC) began on March 5, 2014. The meeting is a big event since it reveals official economic and social targets for 2014.

Yao's trouble of being tall

2014-03-05 18:12

Yao Ming attends the opening ceremony of the National People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) annual meeting in Beijing March 3, 2014.

Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday strongly condemned the deadly terrorist attack in southwestern Chinese city of Kunming and pledged to crack down hard on terrorism.

On the sideline of the ongoing two seesions, Vicky Tchong, Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste to China, said that she was very glad to hear the government work report and she looks forward to hearing more in the following days.

Reform, anti-corruption, fight against pollution and streamlined administration are among highlights of Premier Li's government work report to 3,000 legislators.
Infographic: Five key words in the govt report

China aims to cut energy intensity by more than 3.9 percent this year to strengthen energy conservation and emissions reduction, according to a government work report.

War against pollution

2014-03-05 13:05

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang "declared war" against pollution on Wednesday and pledged to fight it with the same determination the country battled poverty.

China is to establish a deposit insurance system, a key move in carrying out financial reform, according to a government work report delivered by Premier Li Keqiang to the annual parliamentary session on Wednesday.

China will carry out a new type of people-centered urbanization that will grant rural people who live in cities more social welfare currently enjoyed by the city dwellers, according to a government work report delivered by Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday.

Views on changing China

2014-03-05 11:34

Premier Li Keqiang has pledged that China will resolutely uphold its marine rights and interests, and build China into a maritime power.

China will promote the healthy development of its burgeoning Internet finance.

China will speed up the development of mixed-ownership economy by letting non-state capital into more state projects, including those in oil, railways and telecoms, according to a government work report delivered by Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday.

China will continue to implement a proactive fiscal policy and a prudent monetary policy, Premier Li Keqiang said Wednesday at the opening of the annual session of the National People's Congress (NPC), Chian's top legislature.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, in his first government work report, pledged Wednesday to make breakthroughs in reform as the country seeks growth impetus in face of downward pressure on its economy.