Premier pledges to improve livelihoods

Premier Li pledged to continuously improve people’s well-being during a meeting with the press on March 15.

Premier Li Keqiang meets the press

Premier Li Keqiang met the press after the conclusion of the second session of the 13th NPC on the morning of March 15.

Full text of govt work report

Premier Li delivered the work report to the second session of the 13th National People’s Congress in Beijing on March 5.


Deputies’ spotlight on housing

The annual two sessions of China’s top legislature and top political advisory body once again focused attention on the direction of the real estate market.

Efforts needed to support AI integration

With the application of artificial intelligence ready to take off in 2019, more efforts are needed to build a sound infrastructure to support its integration into a wide range of sectors, said deputies.

China concludes 42% more IPR cases in first trials

Chinese courts at all levels concluded 288,000 cases related to intellectual property rights (IPR) of first instance in 2018, up 41.8 percent year-on-year.


Premier Li’s answers help boost confidence

Premier Li Keqiang’s frank answers to journalists’ questions on March 15 gave average people and businesses more confidence as he articulated support for solving everyday difficulties.

Proposed law to prompt innovation

The proposed foreign investment law will compel Chinese companies to step up independent innovation and industrial upgrading, said economists and business leaders on the sidelines of the two sessions.






March 15

9 am: National legislators vote on the Government Work Report, the annual budget plan, the plan for national economic and social development, the work reports of the NPC Standing Committee, the top court and the top procuratorate, the draft foreign investment law and the resignation of an NPC Standing Committee member at the closing meeting of the second session of the 13th NPC.


National legislators and political advisers have called for a new law and an updated list of wildlife under State protection to better guard China’s biodiversity.

Deputies suggested that businesses with core innovative and independent technologies should be invited to conduct initial public offerings on the science and technology innovation board.


China’s draft foreign investment law will give foreign investors more confidence and promote the growth of the economy, said Maurice Greenberg, chairman and CEO of Starr Companies.

China has shown the world that it is possible to tackle poverty, said David Monyae, director of the Centre for Africa-China Studies at the University of Johannesburg.