More than 3,000 Chinese and foreign journalists have registered to cover the two upcoming major political events, known as the "two sessions", confirmed the sessions' media center Sunday.

Spokesman says government is serious about severely punishing corrupt officials, no matter who they may be or what position they hold.

China is fully prepared for the annual session of the national political advisory body, which is to be held from March 3 to 12.

China's top political advisory body on Sunday pledged a better role to contribute to the country's ongoing reform process.

Abe's visit to the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine has seriously undermined the political foundation for Sino-Japanese relations.

Years from now when the world looks back at what changes could occur in China in 2014 and onward, and what they mean to the entire community of nations, it would remember the year as equally transformative as the one when the rollercoaster ride of reshaping China began 36 years ago.

China's legislators and political advisors have expressed their support for an iron-fist crackdown on terrorism after a bloody killing spree by Xinjiang separatists left 29 civilians dead in the country late Saturday.

Top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng on Friday vowed frugality and efficiency in the upcoming annual session of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee has decided to remove Jin Daoming, a local legislator in northern province of Shanxi, from office, the CPC said on Saturday.

National lawmakers and political advisers have called for the upcoming annual sessions of the country's top legislature and political advisory body to be smoke-free.

What are the topics you care about most for the "two sessions" this year? What are your expectations from policymakers?

As China pins its hopes for boosting consumer demand on growth in the number of urban residents, an ominous sign looms large: The pace of urbanization in the world's most populous country is slowing.

The 12th NPC has a total of 2,983 deputies, one fewer than the figure announced at the last bi-monthly session in December.

China's senior lawmakers stressed the need to tighten workplace safety supervision and punishments for offenders when discussing a draft law amendment on Thursday.

The National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference sessions in early March should be a time to reaffirm China's resolve to fight corruption.