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[2015-03-02 17:30]

As the annual CPPCC and NPC meetings draw near, whys and wherefores are answered and the longest-serving member is highlighted. Since 1985 the two sessions have been held every March because the NPC needs time to draft the national development plan based on the previous year's statistics that are released in January or February.

Press conference on CPPCC held in Beijing

[2015-03-02 17:54]

A press conference on the third session of the 12th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee is held in Beijing on Mar 2, 2015. The third session of the 12th National Committee of CPPCC, the national advisory body, is scheduled to open in Beijing on March 3.

Prosecutors identify 4,300 suspects who were illegally detained

[2015-03-03 08:34]

National prosecuting departments have identified nearly 4,300 suspects who have been illegally detained for more than three years without being prosecuted or sentenced, the Supreme People's Procuratorate said on Monday.

Political consultative body no harbor for corrupt officials: spokesman

[2015-03-02 17:13]

China's national political advisory body is no harbor for corrupt officials, its spokesman said here Monday ahead its annual session.

China's economic growth expected to slow to 7% in Q1

[2015-03-02 10:08]

State Information Center expects the country's economy growth to slow to 7% in the first quarter, a sign policymakers will have to roll out more stimulus.

China's tough new law hits 350 polluters

[2015-03-03 07:38]

The revised environmental protection law has shown its teeth in its first two months, with more than 350 polluters receiving severe punishments.

Legislative, advisory assemblies sweep away corrupt officials

[2015-03-02 08:05]

31 newly elected deputies to the NPC and 13 new CPPCC deputies will fill vacancies before the annual two sessions begin.

'New normal' expected to be hot topic

[2015-02-26 07:25]

The Chinese business press likes to talk about the economy's "new normal", while the true picture of the economy is not normal at all, according to economic experts.