Removing English from the gaokao, China's college entrance exam, might lower the English-learning fever in China but it helps build a fair and targeted college admission system, said a national political adviser.

A city in Hebei province is closing traditional industries and seeking to attract more environmentally friendly industries, taking advantage of coordination in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.

On March 10, five deputies of the National People's Congress attended a news conference to answer questions about how they fulfilled their duties last year.

Central bank will liberalize its deposit interest rate in one or two years, says bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan.

Celebrities in the spotlight at two sessions

Chen Zhenlian, a deputy of the National People's Congress and vice-chairman of Chinese Calligraphers Association, shows his Chinese calligraphy work of "blue sky and fresh air" to call for environmental protection. Chen urges the necessity to draft a law on protection of people's environment rights.

Anti-corruption drive has resulted in a decline in the number of people willing to work for the civil service.

China's top court will deal severely this year with judicial employees who break the law or violate discipline, as authorities move to prevent corruption and keep the system clean, the top court's president said on Monday.

As China is deeply involved in pioneering its overall reform endeavor, members of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the country's top advisory body, called for better mechanisms to improve the CPPCC's role in policy consultation and supervision.

The mayor of Sansha, Hainan province, proposes to establish a marine emergency and rescue base to deal with offshore emergencies involving fisherman and others.

After telling how his friend's elderly father had been lost for several months, Huang Daifang, an NPC deputy from Jiangxi province, suggested that governments should buy GPS products for families with older members.

A CPPCC member suggested further tapping the religious resources of temples and monasteries to help cope with the mushrooming number of senior citizens.

Some big topics on the Internet give an indication of what interests the public the most in the ongoing two sessions.

Senior European Union politician Ramon Luis Valcarcel Siso believes both Europe and China can benefit from "unprecedented opportunities" for economic growth and social development.

China was once synonymous with bicycles. Now, roads on which two wheels previously reigned supreme have become the domain of the motorist.