Soundbites from the sessions
Ni Ping, a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, has denied media reports that she would remain silent during the conference.
Instead, the former hostess of China Central Television said on March 5 that she had prepared three proposals.
"I just said I would keep silent to that specific reporter," Ni said. "I've given many interviews and I hope to give other people a chance.
"I did not explain my points clearly on that occasion. The reporter misinterpreted my words as saying that I would keep my mouth shut during the whole conference."
Ni continued: "My first proposal is about the culture industry and its effects on society."
Secondly, she said she cared deeply about children who are left behind in their hometowns by parents who go to cities to make a living as migrant workers.
"Although the left-behind children may not have a shortage of material supplies, such as clothes and food, they are in need of spiritual care from their parents. Many children in rural areas don't have good manners and behave rudely, but their parents should also be blamed," she said.
"My third proposal is about protection of cultural heritage not included in the protection list. A lot of heritage is not listed because it does not meet requirements during the application procedure, not because it is unimportant."
Senior Chinese media official urged Chinese journalists to spend more time to get to know society, according to state news agency Xinhua.
Chinese journalists are well educated, sensitive to hot issues, full of vitality and capable of conducting innovative interviews, but they don't have sufficient understanding of our society as a whole and some specialties, said Liu Binjie, head of the General Administration of Press and Publication, Monday at the annual session of the National People's Congress (NPC).
While asking Chinese journalists to stay down to earth and write fresh and lively news stories, Liu also gave suggestions on the education of journalism students.
Professional journalistic training should be given to talent from various disciplines who are forward looking and care both for China and the world at large, said Liu.
The head of China's securities watchdog welcomes the press to help supervise the capital markets, according to the Chinese Securities Journal.
The capital market is a market of openness, justice and fairness and the media can play an important role in ensuring the market is transparent, said Guo Shuqing, chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) and a deputy of the National People's Congress (NPC), said on Monday.
Guo hoped the public can give their consistent support to the capital markets and make a concerted effort to better develop the business.
A high-ranking official from Central China stopped assistants from blocking reporters asking questions at the annual session of the National People's Congress (NPC), according to Southern Metropolis.
"No, no," Li Hongzhong, Party secretary of Hubei province said to his assistants who tried to stop unscheduled reporters from approaching him Saturday after the plenary session of the Hubei delegation to NPC.
Li accepted the name cards and written outlines of interviews from the reporters and said he would rearrange some other time for the interviews. He thanked the reporters for their attention to Hubei province many times before leaving the meeting venue.