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One minute: Baby step, big stick

[2015-03-03 14:58]

As delegates converge on Beijing for the two sessions, suggestion boxes, catchphrases, frugal lunches, proposals, a selfie stick and even a baby make their appearance in the capital.

Advisory body opens session

[2015-03-03 16:38]

Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), delivers a report on the work of the body's Standing Committee at the third session of the 12th CPPCC National Committee at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, March 3, 2015.

Beijing steps up security

[2015-03-03 08:33]

China's armed police, SWAT teams and all other police units have strengthened patrol at Tian'anmen square and nearby areas to ensure the smooth running of the two sessions, the annual meetings of the NPC and National Committee of the Chinese Political Consultative Conference.

Ministry plans five-year air pollution control project

[2015-03-03 13:23]

China's Ministry of Science and Technology has started planning for a five-year air pollution prevention and control project, the ministry announced on Tuesday.

A-Z of 26 issues on the table

[2015-03-03 09:45]

The two sessions will kick off this week. What will be the big talking points? Xinhua has compiled a list of 26 hot topics.

China likely to grow at medium-to-high pace under 'new normal': Justin Lin

[2015-03-03 08:55]

Under the "new normal", China has both the conditions and the ability to grow its economy to a medium-to-high level while maintaining a medium-to-high growth rate in the long term.

'Zero tolerance’ to continue

[2015-03-03 04:36]

China will continue its massive nationwide anti-corruption campaign, with no limit or ceiling and shielding no one, the spokesman for the country's top political advisory body said.

Second group of PLA officers probed

[2015-03-03 07:41]

China's anti-corruption campaign took another step forward in the People's Liberation Army on Monday, as a second group of 14 formerly high and well-connected officers were placed under investigation, according to an announcement by the military.