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Call for action to save ethnic language

[2015-03-05 08:19]

Wang Jichao's first language is Yi, but when he was 13 a teacher taught him to say a few words in Mandarin, including Beijing and Tian'anmen. He struggled to pronounce them, and had no idea what they meant.

Daily snapshots of 'two sessions' - March 4

[2015-03-05 07:54]

President Xi Jinping talks with Wang Qishan, head of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, at a preparatory meeting for the third session of the 12th National People's Congress in Beijing.

Yao Ming, Liu Xiang voice opinions at CPPCC session

[2015-03-04 19:41]

Former NBA star Yao Ming urged students to be good at one sport at least while former Olympic champion Liu Xiang called for retired athletes to join in China's budding sport industry.

Internet users cheer proposal to increase public holidays

[2015-03-04 17:47]

Internet users are overwhelmingly supportive of the proposals by deputies at the ongoing "two sessions" to make some Chinese festivals public holidays.

Global media on March 3: China's top political event lures country's richest

[2015-03-04 18:03]

The largest percentage of Tuesday's foreign media reports on China's top two political sessions focused on the fact that the rich are well represented in China's advisory and legislative bodies. Other reports highlighted environmental problems and anti-graft campaign.

Masseuse's journey from seamstress to congress member

[2015-03-04 14:51]

As with a concert pianist, the most important tools of Liu Li's trade are her hands and fingers, but in her unstinting service to millions of Chinese the tools at play are her heart and mind.

39 national lawmakers dismissed in two years: spokeswoman

[2015-03-04 15:31]

A total of 39 members of China's national legislature were stripped of the lawmaker status in the past two years, a spokesperson for the legislature said here Wednesday.

Local government debt needs clarification: CPPCC member

[2015-03-04 15:05]

China should clarify the specifications of local government debt and release the information on the total amount and structure of the debt to the public.