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Lawmakers, political advisors voice support for HK constitutional development

[2015-03-07 20:57]

Lawmakers and political advisors from China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) highlighted Saturday the democratic development in Hong Kong while calling for support for universal suffrage in the international financial hub in 2017.

Lawmakers call for greater gender equality in workplace

[2015-03-07 17:53]

The government should come up with policies and regulations to ensure gender equality in employment, said National People's Congress deputies at a press conference in Beijing.

Cigarette prices recommended to rise by 30%

[2015-03-07 14:35]

A national political adviser proposed to raise the price of cigarettes and the tobacco tax rate by 30 percent to reduce smoking.

Legislator wants ban on Internet 'foul' words

[2015-03-07 13:41]

A national legislator called for banning vulgar terms coined by Internet users, and passing law to protect Chinese characters.

China has ability for manned lunar mission: expert

[2015-03-07 11:34]

China has the ability to achieve the manned lunar landing but has no plan to do it, says Zhou Jianping, chief designer of China's manned space program.

Technology set to transform factories

[2015-03-07 09:16]

China will rely more on new technologies in future to maintain the vitality of the manufacturing sector.

History novel writer counts anti-graft chief among fans

[2015-03-07 09:13]

Writer Ling Jiefang, better known by his pen name February River, has a large number of readers and fans. Among them is Wang Qishan, head of the top anti-graft watchdog.

Mo Yan speaks out on culture for preschool kids

[2015-03-07 09:10]

Though his pen name "Mo Yan" means "don't speak", the Nobel laureate had plenty to say about traditional culture and preschool education at the annual session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.