Vice-Premiers will help Li push agenda
Zhang Gaoli, Liu Yandong, Wang Yang and Ma Kai (clockwise from top), endorsed on Saturday by lawmakers, form a quartet of deputies for Premier Li Keqiang, who assumed his new post effective on Friday. Photos by Wu Zhiyi / China Daily
Lawmakers gathered in Beijing for a 13-day meeting have formally endorsed the members of the State Council, China's Cabinet. Nearly 3,000 legislators voted in nominations by Premier Li Keqiang, endorsing Zhang Gaoli, Liu Yandong, Wang Yang and Ma Kai as his deputies, and another five, including a veteran diplomat, as state councilors.
2013 NPC and CPPCC
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Saturday appointed four vice-premiers and five state councilors at the annual session of the 12th National People's Congress, the top legislature.
Adam and Zhang will both have their personal bank accounts where they plan to put part of their individual salaries. They will also have a joint account where they will deposit most of their combined incomes, mainly for savings and investment. It will pay for big items such as house, car and the children's education. Adam and Zhang will make decisions together on how to use the money in the joint account, while maintaining the right to decide how to use their own money in the personal accounts.
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In 2009 Juan Cardona was an unhappy med school student, when a chance meeting with a Turkish girl who had lived in China for a year changed the course of his life.
Though the "two sessions" are an official occasion, the participants share many informal moments too.
Thanks to the Shandong Gold Lions' groundbreaking performance this year, basketball has replaced soccer as the top sports attraction in Jinan.
'Applied Design," a show of works from the Museum of Modern Art in New York's design collection, is a bold bracketing of furnishings, tools, graphics and games that challenge what we imagine design to be. Unlike the streamlined chairs, automobiles and utensils that are staples of MoMA's collection, most of the roughly 100 items displayed here will never be found on eBay.
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Science and Technology
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Arts and Styles
On "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)," the new single from David Bowie's comeback album, "The Next Day," a line jumps out: "We will never be rid of these stars."
Hawaii has long been the US' vacation state. For architects and designers who specialized in creating fantasy getaways, there was no better place to hone their craft during the '70s and '80s when luxury hotel development on the islands was at its peak.
'My customers often ask me why they can't get the taste of my food at other Chinese restaurants in India. I tell them I bet they won't get it anywhere else in the city, I can give it in writing," boasts Hsieh Fu-tang, 64, the proud owner of the Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant in independent India's first planned modern city Chandigarh, about five hours by bus from the capital New Delhi.
My first look at People to People, Steve Zhao's ongoing photo exhibition, made me pause. The image: A line of Chinese policemen coming toward me.
When I texted "Happy Chinese New Year from Seychelles" to a friend in China, he asked me if Seychelles was the name of the compound I live in. I explained to him that it was a country in the Indian Ocean comprising more than 100 islands, some 1,500 km east of mainland Africa. The country's population of about 86,000 is actually smaller than some compounds in Beijing.