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An Urgent Task
This year's "8-percent" means more than maintaining the growth momentum, which clearly implies ensuring the quality of growth, and focusing on transforming the model of economic development and adjusting the economic structure
Focusing on Public Concerns
The "people's livelihoods" was one of the most discussed topics in and outside the annual full sessions of China's top legislature and advisory body earlier this month
Rebalancing on the Way

Having persevered amid the trials of the financial crisis, the Chinese economy has arrived at the crossroads. As the country looks for more sustainable growth, the issue of economic rebalancing and structural adjustment takes center stage. During the third sessions of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC) and the 11th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), NPC deputies and CPPCC members sat down with Beijing Review reporters Hu Yue and Yuan Yuan to share their opinions and suggestions for economic restructuring

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Voices From the People

Minsheng, or people's wellbeing, has become the catchword during sessions of the 11th National People's Congress, China's top legislature, and the 11th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the country's top advisory body. No matter whether minsheng arose in group discussions, or in motions and proposals, deputies and members expressed concerns, putting forward ideas for solutions to problems involving people's wellbeing--such as skyrocketing house prices, educational reform, employment and low-carbon economy--to make sure the people's voices were heard. 

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Sharing Concerns
- Higher Incomes for Low-income Groups
- A Joint Committee on "The World Expo and Taiwan"
- Officials Accountable for Information Transparency
- Handwriting Lessons in Schools
- Stronger Support for University Graduates
- Invigorating Silver Age Industry
- Cracking Down on Rights Infringement on the Internet
- A National "Health" Policy for the Young
- Warning on Poorly-Preserved Intangible Heritage
- Less Bureaucracy, Less Corruption in Universities
- Waste Disposal in Beijing
Breaking the Glass Ceiling
The empowerment of Chinese women
Rapid Response
Government departments act on CPPCC proposals
Xinjiang's Promising Future
Economic conditions are improving in Xinjiang
Granting Equality
Electoral Law amendment bridges urban-rural gaps
Making Electoral Amends
An analysis of electoral changes
- Full Text of Report on the Work of the Government 2010
- Full Text of the Explanation on the Draft Amendments to the Electoral Law of the National People's Congress and Local People's Congresses of the People's Republic of China
Premier Wen Jiabao
[Renminbi stability] [Financial situation] [Macroeconomic policies] [Growing forex, growing concerns] [Trade freedom] [Cross-Straits benefits] [Hong Kong's future] [Climate change] [Peaceful development]
- Major Targets for 2010
Yang Jiechi, Minister of Foreign Affairs
[China-Russia relations] [China-U.S. relations] [China-Japan relations] [China-EU relations] [China-Africa relations] [BRIC countries and China-Latin America relations] [Korean Peninsula nuclear issue] [G20 summits] [Climate change negotiations] [Iranian nuclear issue] [Afghanistan and Pakistan] [Asia-Pacific regional cooperation]
Economic Gurus on Future Growth
Chen Deming, Minister of Commerce
Zhou Xiaochuan, Governor of PBOC
Xie Xuren, Minister of Finance
Zhang Ping, Minister of NDRC
Home Sweet Home
Speeding Up Renewed Growth
Perfecting the Essential Drug System Takes Time
Actors' Union Is a Must
College Reform Urged
Medical Reform Should Focus on Rural Areas
Voting Telepad Covers--Progress or Backsliding?
Fourteen CPPCC members jointly put forward a proposal: to cover the "telepads" used for anonymous voting for the purpose of protecting voters' privacy
Strangers Gallery
Steady as She Goes
The lianghui have the potential to play a far greater and more positive supervisory role and to speak out more convincingly on behalf of the people they represent
No Talking Shops?
The diversity of Chinese life was also represented by a diversity of attitudes among delegates
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